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When It Comes to Webhosting, Research is a Requirement

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2011 | Categories: How To, Information, Technology

 

Readers of my blog probably realize that I am quite proud of it, and I work hard to keep it up and enjoy sharing information with you, my dear readers. But no matter how much effort I put into it, without a good hosting provider Blog By Donna would not be. So, when it comes to your web host, doing your research is a good idea.

There are several websites that can give you information on website hosting. A good one will even break down the top website hosting companies for you, and let you take advantage of their research. But when it comes to selecting a quality website, you want a provider that is rated fairly high, and preferably that has been around for a while. Now, there are exceptions to this rule, but a new company needs to be researched more thoroughly than an established one. But if it looks good, go for it, as long as there are no contracts to sign for service.

It would not hurt to check out a good online website hosting FAQ. While no doubt you are familiar with the terminology, a quick review may help you in picking the right service provider. Such issues to be aware of, are shared hosting versus dedicated, the bandwidth allowance for the site, and the monthly cost to host your site. I would also suggest a web hosting service that allows FTP access to your hosted space. Not only does this make it easier for the initial set up of your site, it also allows you to use many different FTP based tools for making your own backup. (You are going to back up your site, aren't you?)

By doing a little research and comparison shopping, I am sure that you could find a hosting provider that works perfectly for your needs. After you get it all set up, all you need then is one word: CONTENT! Content is king. And if content is king, then social media is the queen, and she carries the key to the kingdom. But that is another article.

 

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