A business is only as strong as its weakest link, and this can often be the web host for its site. The directories and fancy wording can confuse you at times, if you are not a web programmer. When making a decision becomes too complicated, people tend to commit to a random choice in order to move on with their purchase. By learning a few things about hosting, you can end the confusion and avoid this trap.
Find out which kinds of sites your web host offers. Most free hosting services offer only pages that are static, you are not given the option to use your own programming language and scripts. If you need a scripting page that is dynamic, you probably need to find a pay host instead.
Avoid a host with a lot of outages. Hosting companies that suffer from significant downtime, yet always seem to have a reason for the downtime should not be considered dependable. It is obvious that there are no plans in place to avoid or reduce the amount of downtime. Web hosts that experience frequent outages cannot provide you with top-quality service, and you should not commit to any contracts with these types of companies.
Prior to shopping for a host, make yourself a priority list. Determine your needs and wants in advance and check how well each potential web host meets those needs. Making a list should help you make a good decision based on different factors instead of focusing on the price, only.
At this point, you should be more equipped to cut through the web lingo, and review hosting plans more easily. If you’ve already registered for your hosting plan and are on a contractual agreement, you can still get everything ready for a clean port while you prepare the IT guy.