Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Affordable Web Hosting

Web hosting is a business service that you can avail of that allows you to upload and store a site’s HTML documents and related files on a Web server that can be accessed through the internet.
Web Hosting Affordable You should consider the type of your web site you have since this is the most important consideration in deciding which affordable web hosting you should use. There are a number of free web hosting in the web. But there are a number of reasons why individuals and mostly businesses prefer to pay the affordable web hosting rather than avail of the free ones. One is the huge number of banner ads that pops up every time you open these free webs hosting domain. If your site promotes your business, this could be a huge disadvantage as this could discourage traffic to your website. Another is the lack of customer service. For those who lack the in depth technical know-how of web hosting this is definitely a huge problem. Another reason why they prefer affordable web hosting over free web hosting is the limited disk space, data transfer, email account and features offered by free web hosting services. For those with large files or has a number of graphics in their web pages this could pose a problem. Free web hosting also never guarantee uptime. It is a common knowledge that downtime in business sites is bad for business.

Fortunately, you can avail of affordable web hosting services in lieu of free hosting services. Prices of affordable web hosting services could range from $10 to $50 per month. This of course will depend on the features you want. For the high end, this could be around thousands of dollars per month for a dedicated server. Whatever the cost maybe, check the money back no questions asked guarantee and the refund policies of the affordable web hosting service.

Some affordable web hosting offers ‘unlimited bandwidth’. This is a false claim since ‘bandwidth’ is never unlimited. Once you reach a certain limit, webhosts charges more. So beware of this term. Another important consideration in choosing an affordable web hosting is the customer support services. Do some research on the web hosting company’s website. Know how long they have been in operation. Then know if the company offers the service you are looking for.

Linux based affordable web hosting services are usually cheaper that Windows and it offers PHP and MySQL and telnet accounts. Linux is often used by affordable web hosting companies because Linux based languages and databases are free to install. Windows are usually more expensive that Linux, should support ASP, could have Cold Fusion, Access, SQL Server at additional cost. It is hard to find affordable web hosting using Windows since it is expensive for a hosting company to purchase. Cold Fusion, Allair, SQL Server need to be purchased at quite a high price. Access is sold at a very minimal price. If you are looking for an affordable web hosting service, then a Linux based service would be the one for you. However, if you are using Microsoft Access databases, a Windows based hosting service with Access support is a requirement.

In choosing an affordable web hosting company, be sure to check their background and do some research before you make a commitment.

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