Black & White Notes

Choosing and Using the Right Web Host

Posted in web hosting by dimazgyba on May 8, 2010

Online business operators have a tendency to forget that the company hosting their store is the foundation of their business and a successful business needs a strong and reliable foundation. When looking for a web host, remember that finding the company with the cheapest price is not the goal. Paying a higher fee for better service and more dependability is ultimately the smartest decision. Conversely, the most expensive company is by no means going to be the best either.When searching for a host, do not be suckered into buying into gimmicks. Things like “unlimĂ­ted” plans may sound appealing, but there is really no such thing as “unlimĂ­ted.” When a company says that, they mean that your site will be generally placed on an overcrowded server where you will be forgotten about. It’s important to research the history of the company and find a reliable host with great technical support.However, there is a bit of a problem with many of these hosting review sites – bias. The majority of these websites are actually owned by web hosting companies and most, if not all, sell advertising space. In theory, if a host has a big marketing budget then they can buy their way into the marketplace. A review site is not generally going to give a negative review to a company that is spending thousands of marketing dollars with them. (more…)