If the weakest link in a company’s chain is their web host company, then that link needs to be improved for the company to be more successful. Unless you are a programmer, all the technical jargon and directories that web page hosting providers use can be confusing. If you are confused about what a product does, then you might cave in and buy something your site doesn’t need. This article can help you cut through the confusion, gain a better understanding of hosting, and find the provider that best meets your needs.
Most web hosts have various add-ons for their packages, however, the features offered varies host by host. When choosing between different web hosting companies, be sure to compare levels of service, including different features that you require. As an example, a host may only offer a price cut if you choose to go with their cheaper package that doesn’t include what you need.
Be sure that you register your domain’s name using a different company than your web host in case there’s some kind of disagreement between the two of you. This way you can still have the domain name, and can put the site on a different server. Your host would actually have a tighter grip on the controls of your domain than you!
Make a priority list before shopping for a web host. Figure out your wants and needs beforehand and see how the potential hosts meet them. Creating a detailed list also prevents you from rushing into a decision based upon only one feature.
Hopefully now you are better prepared to analyze the hosting services and options available to you. 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.