Cost Effective Web Hosting-Making Web Hosting Work for your Business
While writing my previous post, Mobile Marketing Success, it got me thinking about how important good, cost effective web hosting is to any business using the internet as a sales and marketing or informational tool.
So just a few quick notes today on cost effective web hosting….
Unless you are one of the few people that are capable of maintaining a 24 hour server in their home with secure domain registration, you’ll be searching for a new host when your project launches.
You should know that there are more than two hundred different extensions for domain names. Choose one that is recognisable and that describes the type of content of your website. Perhaps include the extension into the name of your site to help people remember it. Do more research on different extensions to choose the right one.
Look for a company that offers an “uptime guarantee.” Uptime is also known as the amount of time that a server is online for, as opposed to down, for service or maintenance. A reliable web host should be able to offer some sort of guarantee that your site will be available at least 98 percent of the time, with superior web hosts able to offer 99.9 percent uptime.
Cost Effective Web Hosting-It’s not just about the money, it’s about service too.
If you can, choose a web hosting service with a message board. This will allow you to talk with other webmasters and share tips, as well as, complain about any issue you encounter. If your host allows clients to talk on a forum, this means they have nothing to hide.
Choose a web host that charges a low monthly fee. You can usually find a quality web host for between $5 and $10 per month. You may also be able to save money by paying for 12, 18 or 24 months of service at one time, instead of paying for web hosting services on a monthly basis.
Remember, you don’t absolutely have to run out and grab the most expensive hosting package that’s available. Allocate a bit of time where you can evaluate the bandwidth caps, advertisement restrictions, domain availability, pricing, and other miscellaneous factors that will form your overall decision. Plan ahead and you should only have to face this choice once for any given domain.
As always, I recommend the SFM for a complete service. This is superior hosting, digital marketing training, products to promote from the off, community and so much more, all in one place.
See you tomorrow!