HERE ARE THE MAJOR FEATURES THAT YOU WILL GET WITH SOME
OF THE Small Business WEB HOSTING PLANS.
Choosing a budget web hosting company can be overwhelming.
In fact, choosing any web hosting company can be a challenge
due, in large part, to the fact that there are so many of
them. Do a search for "web hosting" with the quotes
around the keywords on Google, and it'll return over 5 million
documents! That doesn't mean there are 5 million web hosting
providers but there very well could be at least 1 million!
That's a lot of web hosts. How can you choose one that meets
What is Budget web hosting anyway?
Budget web hosting is generally defined as any hosting service
that is below $10 per month. The budget comes from the low
price. Now, most companies in the budget web hosting category
only offer one year plans. Most budget web hosting companies
however, will quote you the monthly fee you would pay if you
divided the annual fee by 12 months. Keep that in mind when
you are comparing one company with another. The other thing
to look out for is the setup fee. Do they charge you a setup
fee to get started?
Evaluate your general impression of the company.
The first place to start evaluating budget web hosting companies
is their front page. Does their website give you a sense that
they are professional? Is it easy to find all of the information
you need? Take a look at their contact information. Do they
list a physical address, an email address and a phone number
to contact them? If they don't provide any contact details,
that has to throw up a red flag. If you run into problems
setting up your website, and you have no proper contact information,
how are you going to get service from that company?
What kind of guarantee do they offer?
Choose a budget web hosting company that offers a good guarantee.
Most budget web hosting companies don't openly publish their
satisfaction guarantees. If you have to look in their terms
and services agreement to find out where they stand with regard
to giving you back your money if you are not satisfied, you
should look elsewhere.
What is the uptime guarantee of the site in question?
Uptime guarantee refers to the amount of time the server
is live and serving your web pages. An uptime guarantee of
99% means that the host guarantees that their servers will
be up and operational 99% of the time. Over the course of
one year, 99% uptime would represent a downtime (the one percent)
of around 87 hours in a year or an average of 7 hours per
month. An uptime of 99.9% would involve only 8 hours of downtime
for the entire year.