I have seen a lot of discussions about what a good hosting service must do. On the forums I’ve read people opinions about domain hosting and their problems.
I remember a few years ago I was reading blogs and I wanted to have my own blog to write on. The first thing I’ve done it was to look for a free web site hosting and I’ve soon discovered that you get what you paid for. Free meant crappy or zero services and almost no control of my blog.
Even large companies like Blogger had problems (this was years ago) and some people lost their blogs. Now blogger uses a backup service. But it is the best to have your own domain and your hosting service because you have 100% control of your site.
Things you won’t find in the ads but you should know about hosting:
- before choosing a hosting provider check up for reviews. The most honest one you will find on forums – just search X hosting company + forum and read other people opinions. The forums are much reliable than other types of sites because a lot of people win money is they make a sale for a webhosting company so they usually exaggerate the benefits.
- unlimited bandwidth and unlimited space for less than $10 doesn’t exist. You will find some sort of limitations in the terms and conditions. The most usual for shared hosting (when you share a server with other people) is the processor limitation. If you site uses more than 20-25% of the server processor you site will be turned off and you will have to upgrade your plan.
- shared hosting is affordable and works very good for most blogs. You can start with a shared hosting plan and upgrade if you have to many visitors.
- dedicated hosting is the best solution is you have many small sites or if you have sites which are very popular
Allays remember if it sounds to good to be true open your eyes!
I hope this post will help you,