The process of choosing the right web host for your online device can be compared to the process you go through when looking for your dream home. Most of the variables considered take into account the two tasks to some extent.
There are many web hosting providers and you need to find the right one that suits your requirements and preferences. In the same way, you need to consider a real estate developer and make sure he provides you with the things you want and need in your dream home. Of course, you will also need to consider the results and experience of the web hosting provider in the same way that you take into account feedback from other homeowners and the experience of the real estate developer.
There are several web hosting plans to choose from, and it is essential that you determine which plan is best for your website. In the same way, you have to choose a house that corresponds to your current conditions. For example, empty nests would inevitably avoid a large house with several bedrooms. Based on the same principle, you would logically not use a specialized web hosting service if you only have a static website for your business. In this case, you can consider shared hosting or even free hosting setup. A shared hosting plan can be compared to a rental unit within a condominium complex, where you share living space with other residents.
Just like when you do in-house hunting, there are a few variables you need to consider when it comes to your needs and requirements from your web hosting provider.
Disk space – think of disk space as the floor area of your dream house. Websites typically take up relatively little disk space, which averages about 40 to 50 kilobytes. This means that you can actually create several websites with the amount of disk space that your web hosting plan provides. There are several web hosting plans that offer large disk space. While it’s perfectly fine to have extra disk space for future use, it’s perfectly fine to use basic web hosting services with 20 MB of disk space.
Bandwidth – The bandwidth of your web hosting service is expressed in MB or GB. It is a measure of the amount of data from your website that can be accessed from a web hosting provider’s server.
Email Accounts – If you have a simple website for your business or personal use, 10 email accounts are generally enough. However, if you think you need more, you can use additional email accounts.
Customer Support – Find out which communication method is best for your needs. Do you want to have telephone and chat support or will e-mail support be enough for your requirements? If you have a relatively small site with minimal traffic, this may not be a critical issue.