The first big step you’ll take for your website…is choosing a web host.
The best policy is to make some study and research and then make a right choice in the first time itself, because if you have to move to another hosting service, it will cost you time and you will lose some of your valued customers due to the downtime setting up with another host.
But, choosing a web host is not as easy as it may seem.
There are few mistakes you should avoid by taking a decision for a particular host. Let’s check it out what’s those elementary mistakes that can cost you a lot, especially if are about to start an on line business.
Free Web Space
Dont get trapped into all those colorful and uninvited pop ups on free web space. Avoid participating in these fallacious services. In most cases, the reason it’s free is because the company will place advertisements for other websites all over your web page. This defeats the entire purpose of having "your own" web business. Something you cant say and show very proudly.You will certainly miss the full ownership.
Its sure that with all the distractions and lack of your own identity on your website will deviate your probable clients to your competitors (probably). You never know, your competitors can boast of their strengths and get with the laurels. You know what is that.
So, very precisely you should be able to attract, keep and retain the visitors that you have paid to receive through your own ad campaigns?
With sites, you’ll give away more business than it would cost you to get your own domain and hosting service. Is it the ultimate solution you are looking for?
Avoid hosting packages that will not allow you to add order forms, statistics or multiple email accounts to your website. These are necessary tools for any web master who desires to open an on line business.
It’s best to choose a hosting service that offers many options such as:
- Multiple POP Email Accounts
- Dedicated Hosting
- Secure Servers
- Web Usage Statistics
- Web Space Allocation
- URL Redirection
- Auto responders
These are just a few "necessary" services to look for when choosing aweb host for your new website.
Low Cost Hosting
Watch out for very low cost hosting packages. They usually require something in return, which can take away profits from your on line business.
Yes, its a fact that it does sound appealing to sign up for free or very low cost hosting, but count the costs before signing up…
Every time an advertisement banner is placed on your website, it’s designed to get your visitor to click out of your website and go some place else. Most free or low cost web hosting services place these banners at the very top of your web page – giving the visitor an opportunity to click out of your site before getting to the first words of your presentation.
One complaint that comes to mind about a free hosting service was that the company’s server became overcrowded and the customer could not get their website to come up 50% of the time. When this happens, your business is closed – and you have no control over this situation.
One final point about hosting before closing. If you get your own domain name, and your own hosting, your visitors will have more confidence in your site, and will be more willing to buy your products or services. Search for a web host that offers fabulous service, affordable rates, and everything you’ll need for your on line business. You’ll be glad you did!