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Web Host Provides You with Disk Space For Your Website
Web Hosting & Storage Devices: When you embark on the task of building your own website, one very important factor that needs to be considered is the web hosting service or company you are going to choose to host your website. A web host provides you with disk space for your website and a means for online users to view your website. A web host’s purpose can be simply translated to the online virtual home of your website. Your task of finding the right web host is to simply analyze a few major aspects of the web hosting company to make sure it will suffice your website’s needs.
A commercial web hosting company has many tools and features. What you should understand is that hosting your website on an inadequate web host could cost you a great deal of success in the long run. The major aspects of a web hosting service or company that you should investigate are:
Technical Support: The technical support of the web hosting company you choose says a lot of how they choose to run their company.
Data Transfer / Bandwidth and Diskspace: The data transfer, or bandwidth, of your website is how much data is passed from the host to the online user while viewing your website per unit of time (usually repressented in megabits per second). When a hosting company uses the term ‘unlimited’ the real figure will appear in their fine print. The same applies to diskspace – you should investigate how much is allotted to your website. If you are working with a large website, you should make sure you have enough diskspace for it on the web host.
Reliability: If the web host you are looking into has a large percentage of downtime or maintenance, this could have many drawbacks for you. A commercial web host should have an uptime of over 99%. To find out the uptime percentage of a web host, you can either ask their support or read their fine print.
Email Capabilities: Having your own e-mail account affiliated with your domain can yield a great advantage to you and you should always make sure that the web host you are choosing offers this important feature.
Software Features and Functions: It is essential that the web host you choose has, at least, the basic functions and features such as FTP, PHP, MySQL, Perl, SSI,.htaccess, etc. Any lack of these functions could stunt the usability of your website.
Executive summary about Web Hosting services By Austin Gray