Web hosting is one of the issues you need to consider when it’s time to move to the ranks of having your own website. There are several factors involved in picking the hosting that’s right for you. Some of the most important are:
- Price – The price you can for web hosting can vary greatly. It depends on may factors that are typically based on the needs you have. For example, how many domains will you be using, how much traffic will you have, etc.
- Customer Service – How important is it to you to be treated with courtesy and respect? How quickly would you like a response to your questions? And what if you didn’t know how to do something with your site? Would you like assistance from someone to get a problem fixed? Look for a hosting company that will meet these expectations regarding customer service.
- Avoidance of downtime – When your site is down, you are potentially losing money. That’s a fact. However let’s face it, sites going down is a nature of the internet beast. The question is, how quickly can your web hosting company get your site back online again. This is an important factor in determining the company you choose as well.
There are multiple companies that provide web hosting. Two of the most popular are:
There is another service that is available as well. It’s the one I use and it’s provided through Wealthy Affiliate web hosting (WAU). It comes with my Wealthy Affiliate membership. In that membership I get pre-built websites and the opportunity to create my own website so in essence, the cost for web hosting to me is free.
In addition, WAU is committed to providing the highest quality of customer service. They are there to give you the help you need when you need it.
They are also committed to making sure your site is up and running around the clock minimizing the downtime. Now despite those efforts, they do have intermittent issue with the site going down. This I would have to say is the only thing that causes me to rate the hosting lower than the other two options mentioned above and something any user should be aware of. Despite that, I still use this service as the impact is minimal and the other positives outweigh this negative.
Regardless of which path you choose, getting your site hosted will still be a necessary requirement for getting it visible on the web. Look at the 3 items to consider when getting your web hosting and pursuing your internet marketing dream.