You have done all the hard work for developing your website but when it comes selecting your host you may face trouble in that it does not have all the features which is required by your site. It is important to do some research before choosing a right hosting solution.
A website is an important identity of yours and it is the responsibility of the host make it visible on the World Wide Web. Selecting the right solution for your business will provide greater impact on your business. Before hiring any service I suggest you to do a research on the web, discuss with hosting providers, take suggestions from other users after all there are quality service providers also exists. Just spending a portion of your time you can find the "Most Suitable Solution" that will match exactly as per your requirements.
Knowledge makes the difference: There are lots of myth spread about choosing a solution from Dedicated hosting provider or a Hosting Reseller. Some advocate a dedicated service provider for uninterrupted services and some advocates a reseller host who will be able to provide a better support and you can have one to one discussions. It is always better to choose a company who sells straight forward plans with dedicated support and have enough domain knowledge.
Instead it is more important to choose the right hosting package that your site requires. Rather than harvesting the net for gathering database of hosting companies select few good companies and ask them if they have the required features your site needs. Since there are so many hosting companies are around, itís hard to find the right solution for your business. Some companies offer unlimited everything, but when you go to install a sql database or an htaccess file or require hosting a script which runs server side, you will find those are disabled on your package. Always check the specs before you buy any of the hosting services. Here are brief of following categories of sites which will help you to choose a right solution for your business.
If you are a beginner, just calculate your present requirement keeping in mind of any future up gradations. It is essential if in future you go for an interactive site or a dynamic site, your present host must have ability to upgrade the services without any hassles. You should choose a basic package and check the required features available for use. You can always upgrade to higher package in future. This way you can save much of your money and focus on enhancing your site.
If your site is a database driven and require custom or readymade script installations, You should check if the components required by site are preinstalled on the server. You can make a checklist and ask your hosting provider if they will be complying with all the requirements. Some companies also provide hosting with preinstalled scripts/software's which you can install and start using in minutes without spending much time on developing and installing it. It is always advisable to check the complete features and software, which meets your present requirements as well as have the latest version installed. You may choose an advance hosting plan and check the required features.
If your site is a high traffic one and requires concurrent up gradations and installations of the scripts, you should go for a dedicated hosting service. It is always advisable to have a managed dedicated server with all the latest components installed with it. This will give you freedom to upgrade your site or application at any point of time, done by you only. Find out the reliable datacenters and checkout the server specs along with facilities provided by them.
About The Author
Arun Tibrewal is an online marketing promotions specialist since 1998 and owner of www.i-wayhost.net and its network sites.