Choosing a Web Host
« on: February 10, 2010, 10:16:34 PM »
Whether it is for your personal homepage or corporate website for your small business, one of the most significant relationships for any website owner will be with its web hosting company. Web host selection is important for anyone who manages or runs his or her own site. The following articles are intended to teach you about how to choose a web host so that you can make an informed decision.

The Core Competencies of Hosting
There are 5 factors by which all companies can be measured.

1. Reliability – 99.9% uptime and my site is !@#$ down!!
2. Technical Support – Defining 24/7 free support
3. Company Stability – How long will your host last?
4. Price/Features – You get what you pay for…
5. Flexibility – Give me back my domain!

Evaluating Your Needs
Before even before researching companies, it is important to recognize what your individual sites needs are.

1. Shared Hosting or Dedicated Server?
2. Windows or Unix server?
3. Choosing the right Database
4. Multimedia Support