If you’re planning to launch a website soon, one thing you’ll need to think about is who will host it. As most people don’t have the technology available to host their website themselves, they need to rely on hosting companies to assist them. If this is a decisions you’ll have to make soon, continue reading for questions you’ll need to ask yourself.
The first question is how much is in your budget? Just as with any major purchase, your budget will affect the quantity and quality of what you can purchase. If your answer is that you have no budget, you should really wait until you do. Unlike most things you wish to purchase, not having a budget does not make it impossible to get what you want. Doing a simple internet search for “free website hosting” will turn up hundreds of millions of matches. The problem is nothing is for free and hosting is no exception. If you use free hosting you can rest assured you will be “charged” in some other way. One way is by giving the company the rights to your domain. If you ever want those rights back, you’ll have to pay for them. Otherwise, you better stick with that company forever. The other way they’ll get you to pay is in renewal fees after, say, a year. If you want to keep your website hosted, you’ll need to pay a premium much greater than the industry standard.
Once you have a budget, according to Logicworks on facebook, you’ll need to ask yourself what you want your website to be. You’ll need to stop around to find the hosting company that specializes in your field. Someone writing a sports blog is going to need a very different hosting company than someone who is selling products. The difference between different hosting companies can be massive and make all the difference. It can also affect the quality of the customer support you get.
This next question is one you have to answer. Rather, take it to the internet. What do people have to say about the hosting company you’re considering? With so many hosting companies out there, you can afford to be picky. If a hosting company gets numerous bad reviews, it’s best not to waste your time and money. Of course, every company can have an unhappy customer or two, but that’s not a risk you need to take.