Tips for saving time, money and frustration when it comes to choosing a decent web hosting company
I’m often asked to recommend a good web hosting company, so I thought I’d write a post describing exactly what you should look for when choosing a good web host.
First, I think it’s important to understand exactly how a website & hosting works (just 30,000 foot view)
Although it’s technically very complicated, there are really three main components that make a website work:
- domain name
- website files and data
- web host
Think of it like what it takes to make your cell phone work.
You need the following:
- a phone number (i.e. domain name)
- a phone (i.e. website files/db)
- phone service (i.e. web host)
When I mention there are many crummy web hosts out there, believe me there are… and I’ve used just about all of them. From lousy hardware and servers, cr@ppy software, poor customer support to lack of proper backups, bad web hosts are indeed available to take your money and it’s up to YOU to stay away from them. It is a very important decision you need to make when it comes to hosting your website, so choose a great one when you do.
Quick note:Don’t ever try to host your own small business website.
No matter how many IT guys tell you that they can do it “in house” do a better job, it’s cheaper, safer or that you’ll have more control… don’t believe them. They are wrong! These days there is no room for error. There are so many components involved in web hosting (some that many IT folk aren’t even aware of) It is far better, safer, cost effective for you to leave it to the pros.
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