How much does hosting cost?
Webiste and Email Hosting is a service that is provided by a hosting company that will have hundreds of servers hosting thousands of websites. Once you have subscribed to a hosting account, you will receive a username and password which provides you with access to your hosting account where you can install your website. This provides your customers with the ability to view your website.
There are many types of website hosting services available and all are suited to a particular need so it’s important to match the right website package to your website.
- Basic Low End Hosting: Suited to small HTML websites with low traffic usage.
- Business Hosting: Suited to sites with low end traffic, CMS installed, WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.
- Premium Hosting: Good for small eCommerce stores with a reasonable amount of traffic.
- Dedicated Hosting: Suited to large eCommerce stores with high traffic loads.
Up Time Guarantee & Load Time
Before signing up with a host, do your research or ask around for a few referals. You will find that some hosts have more down time more than others and some slower than others. If your site takes too long to load, or isn’t available at the time someone is looking for your services, it’s quite probable that you will never see that prospect again. Attempting to save money in this area usually generally proves to be a mistake so make sure that the hosts uptime is comes with a guarnatee and test your website load time.
Service & Support
When signing up with a host, ask if they offer 24/7 support and make a few calls to their support team to see how long it takes to get through. If you can’t get support while you are having problems with your site, this can be a good recipe for disaster. You will generally find that the cheaper hosts offer lower levels of service and uptime as they are concentrating on quantity rather than quality. At the end of the day, you do get what you pay for.