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Choosing a Web Host for Your Business Website

Plenty of companies are providing web hosting services these days. As you choose one for your business, make sure there will be no unnecessary issues that can block your website’s success, and that all of your needs will be satisfied. The question is, what things must be considered?

Types of Plans

Individual Package

This is the most affordable option, probably costing below $4 per month for a package good for three years. These plans support only one domain and may have limited features, bandwidth and data storage capacity. Hence, they are more suited to starting webmasters who are expecting small traffic and have no special needs.

Dedicated Servers

Individual plans are also called “shared hosting plans” and that’s because webmasters are actually sharing server space with other webmasters. When their needs grow and are no longer met by a limited plan, they upgrade to a dedicated server package, in which they are the sole user. Of course, these plans will be more expensive, ranging from $130 to $140 monthly. If you think the need for an upgrade will be in order, choose a company that provides both plans and will let you shift when it’s necessary.

Reseller Accounts

In between individual and dedicated server plans is reseller hosting. These packages allow a single user to set up multiple sites with just a single account. Reseller plans usually cost from $10 to $20 monthly, and are perfect for businesses that will probably need many small websites.

How to Pick a Plan

Pricing

While it’s important to look for an affordable plan, you should avoid free plans entirely because they tend to be unreliable and require their sponsors’ ads to be posted on your site.

Client Reviews

Client reviews are very useful as you evaluate different hosting companies. Just be sure you are reading real reviews since some companies may post them to market themselves or discredit their competitors.

Client Support

No matter your business size, you should find a web host that will give you dependable client support. Any website will encounter problems so it’s important there are experts you can call upon to fix them. Look for a company you can email and have chat with online, and one you can call on the phone 24/7.

Storage and Bandwidth Allowance

You may think bandwidth and storage are no longer an issue because more hosting plans are offering them unlimited these days. But you still need to ensure that your website receives enough of both so it can function effectively.

Script Support

Lastly, check the built-in support provided by the company for popular web scripts. Let’s say you want to run WordPress on your site. Some hosts will offer built-in script packages that will let you add this blogging platform easily.