Are you looking to build a website? In our previous post we discussed purchasing a domain name. The domain name is the unique address of your website or often known as the URL. The next step is to find a hosting site. The hosting site is the physical space on the internet where your web page resides. Without a web hosting plan, your website will not be live on the internet and nobody will be able to find it. When you purchase a hosting plan you’re effectively buying yourself disc space and bandwidth on your hosting company’s servers. It’s where you will store all of your website files, and it’s this server that allows visitors to visit your site and leave comments. To ensure your blog is always online and fast, you need to choose reliable web hosting.
Things to Consider When Selecting a Web Host
Some things you will want to consider when selecting a web host:
Space – Starting out you won’t need a huge amount of space, but will you have room to grow? You should at least start with 1500 MB of space
Broadband – Is their room to grow? Should have no less than 20 GB Bandwidth.
Guarantee – Look for two guarantees. 1) Money back within 30 days if unhappy. 2) Uptime Guarantee should be at least 95%
Support – Is it 24/7?
Reliability – This is the Uptime Guarantee. No less than 95%
Transfer – Do they provide help if moving from a different site?
Backups – Are they included and is there an extra charge?
Restores – Included or extra cost?
Themes – Are any Themes provided in a get started package?
Graphics – Do they provide any graphic help in startup packages?
Learning Modules – Any educational courses, training or videos offered free of charge with the purchase?
Price – Make sure you are getting the appropriate bang for you buck!
Here at Mom Webs Hosting we offer all of these things. We have several plans and one is sure to meet your needs. Mom Webs offers a reliable web host with a top notch “First Time User Friendly “ support team. Just what you need when you are building your web presence. To learn more, check out How Mom Steps It Up.
Mom Webs makes it very easy. Just follow the step by step instructions and enter the correct information and we will help set you up on the host site.
If you have any questions about selecting a host, enter into the comments below. Who know we might even write a post about it.
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