This is one of the most important choices you will make when first starting out. Web hosting doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive.
It is important to find a good hosting company and one that’s not going to cost you a fortune. You will find there are some hosting companies that will give you a free service but there is usually some kind of tie in to them which can often cost more in the long run.
There are many hosting services available and when you start to check them out one of the things you need to look out for is the server downtimes. Most are 99.9% but it’s worth checking. No point getting a cheaper host provider if the service is always going down.
When you first start out it’s very unlikely that your site will have a mass of traffic straight away, so you don’t need to purchase a lot of storage space or bandwidth, better to start smaller and upgrade as you need to.
I recommend using a hosting service that has their servers based in the same country where most of your sites visitors will come from. This will give greater reliability and faster connectivity. Also look for a hosting company that offers support you will need if you have any problems.
If your site goes down at some time, you will want to get it back up and running as soon as possible, so having excellent back up is essential.
I personally only use D9 Hosting for my websites as the service they provide to me has been excellent. hardly any down time and on the odd time the servers have gone down, the communication from the owners Paula and Dan has been accurate and timely.
If you are new to Internet Marketing and need some help with your websites and hosting check out the hosting packages we provide through our resellers pack. We have the added bonus of being able to host you in the US or the UK, depending on your location.
Our prices are $50 a year for the same service you can get doing it yourself, but you’ll also get extra help from us. If you have any questions about my hosting services feel free to get in touch with us via email.