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Choosing a Hosting Company

There are so many hosting services available today; it can be quite daunting to select one. What makes it harder to choose is that the number of hosting providers all of make the claim to be the best and most reliable. This article should help you with some things to watch for when making your decision.

Customer Service and stability is undoubtedly the most important aspects that the host should have. It is important that you can rely on not only the stability and uptime of the host, but that you can also rely on a support team that does not take more than 24 hours to acknowledge a problem and work to rectify it. How can you check this, put in a ticket and see how long they take to respond. If the site offers some live sites, check their speed and to be sure they are online.

Performance is the top priority to consider when searching for your new web hosting provider, particularly if you plan to operate a large business website. Find out what kind of packages they offer especially disk space and bandwidth.
Pricing, customer ratings and popularity are what to consider next. With hosting, it is typically known that the more customers they have (popularity), that they are a company that is top with stability and performance. If you plan to choose a new hosting company, or someone offering outrageously great deals, you are taking a large risk. The larger hosting companies are making money; because of this they can offer top customer service, great packages, and reliable servers.
In conclusion, you should choose a hosting company that has been around for some time and offers exceptional customer support and reliable and stable servers.

Shared Web Hosting Information

Shared web hosting is typically offered by all hosts.  In a shared web hosting environment, many clients will share the same server which means that they utilize the same resources on that server. Each client has their own account with their set limits which is set in the package or plan they have chosen.  This typically consists of: amount of bandwidth, disk storage space, allowed email accounts, allowed, allowed FTP accounts, script packages, etc.   With the shared hosting package the Apache server, Memory and MySQL server are shared.  Most times the IP is also shared.

Typically a shared hosting package is a great way to start your endeavor on the internet.  Things you should consider however is how large you plan to grow your website.   If you have a website that will need quite a bit of system resources, shared options are not always suitable.   If someone that is sharing your Apache server has a spike in resources your site could also go down.

Most companies will be able to turn off the resource user fast if they feel that a script is causing the issue. However, this could be bad for your online business or website.

We do recommend shared hosting to the startup company.   It is both affordable and a reliable set up for most.

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