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Finding the Right Web Host
Choosing the right Web Hosting service for your website
can be a little bit confusing. There's so many choices
out there and many people aren't exactly sure what they
should be looking for.
Here's a few things you should take into consideration
when looking for a Web Host:
File Storage Space/ Disk Space
How much disk space do you need? That depends on how
many files (pages) you plan to upload to your hosting
space. If it's a personal or ecommerce site (a site
that sells products) with just a few pages and graphics,
than 25 MB of disk space a month should be more than
enough. If it's a multi-page site such as an online
shopping mall, then 2000 MB would be safe.
Storage space is specified in kilobytes KB, megabytes
MB, or gigabytes GB, a megabyte is 1000 kilobytes and
a gigabyte is 1000 megabytes.
Bandwidth / Traffic / Transfer
All words above are used interchangeably. It's the
amount of data that flows through your site, the amount
of hits or how many people visit your site. If you're
expecting a few hundred hits a day then 10, 15 of 25
GB of Transfer should be enough. If you're expecting
hundreds of thousands of hits every month then you should
get a hosting account with as much Bandwidth as possible.
Bandwidth is usually expressed in Gigabytes.
Common Gateway Interface, is a protocal script used
to make your site dynamic. Flash banners, moving objects.
With the right web design program or scripting knowledge
and a host that offers CGI you can easily bring your
site to life.
Now-a-days more sites are offering Frontpage extensions.
Microsoft Frontpage is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what
you get) web design program that lets you easily create
web pages while the software does all the coding behind
the scenes. The great thing about using Frontpage and
having a host with Frontpage extensions is once you
design your webpages all you have to do is click one
button that says "publish site" and all your
pages go from your computer to your hosting space with
Shared Hosting / Dedicated Servers
Shared hosting, or sometimes called basic hosting means
that the webspace that you rent will be shared on the
same web server with other clients of the company you've
purchased web space from. This is the most common.
If you purchase a Dedicated server it means your website
will have it's own unique server. This is the preferred
choice for sites with a huge amount of traffic and many
graphics that would take to long to load on a shared
Finding a Web Host can be confusing if you're not sure
what to look for. If you're planning on having an average
website with a few hundred hits or fewer a day, than
shared hosting is the way to go.
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