Things to Consider Before Buying Web Hosting

If you are launching a business website, then importance of the selection of an appropriate and reliable web hosting service provider increases a lot. I am sure that, if you are launching a business website, then you would surely don’t want to leave any room for errors or mistakes at all. So, to help you out, in this piece of writing, I would be discussing some important areas of consideration which you must not overlook while selecting a web host.

Buying Web Hosting

First of all, before selecting a web host, you should be completely aware about your goals that you have in your mind about your business website. If you have a clear vision about the goals of your business website, then you should begin your search for a reliable web host instantly but consider the following aspects before selecting.

Features to look for before Buying a Web Hosting

We have already shared some of the tips on selecting great web hosting plan and we have also done a detailed comparison of Bluehost vs Hostgator vs Dreamhost, to help you decide upon the best cheap hosting for WordPress. And, here are some of the parameters which you might like to consider before buying web hosting for your next website.

Disk Space

You should always search out a web host that provides you with optimum amount of disk space. After disk space, bandwidth is another important factor that shouldn’t be overlooked at all. If you are launching business website, then you the main objective of yours would be to attract as many visitors as possible towards your website and for that, you would surely need to have optimum amount of bandwidth and storage space available. So, keeping the nature of your website in your mind, consider both of these important aspects carefully before selecting a web host.

Price of Webhosting

Prices or fee of the hosting that you would be paying must also be considered before selecting a web hosting. Deciding an amount of ahead of time that you are willing to pay for web hosting would help you a lot and it will also save you a lot of time as well. If you see a web host is not according to your budget then you simply go for another one without wasting time and having issues.

Also, most of web hosting company now offers one click plan upgrade, so if your site is new and your requirement is a shared hosting, I would suggest to opt for the same. When you need more bandwidth, space and resources, you can always upgrade to higher plans like managed VPS plans, dedicated hosting or cloud hosting. Choice is endless and out of all Dreamhost offers one click plan upgrade.

Website Requirement

Lastly, the web host you select should be supporting all your needs and requirements. Many people confronts many problems when they launch their first website, if that is the case then get a great web host that would even provide you with advices over building your new website. Help offering web hosts do exist so put in some time and search them out because most of them do not leave you on your own.

Customer support:

It doesn’t matter how good and technically sound you are, but when you are hosting your site on a remote server, you will require tech support at one point of time. Now, many webhosting companies like Hostgator, offer excellent customer care service and offers various way to connect like Live chat, phone, Email, Twitter and this makes their support outstanding.Similarly, I highly recommend to check what all support medium your hosting companies is offering and if you need instant support, will you be able to get in touch with them or not.

cPanel/Pleask/Custom cPanel: Web hosting Control panel

Now a days, all hosting companies offers standard ways to manage your hosting like cPanel, Plesk, WHM and you can consider it as your hosting account dashboard. cPanel is widely adopted among shared hosting where as plesk is equally good when it comes to managed VPS hosting. For reseller hosting, WHM is the best solution. So depending upon your requirement and your earlier interaction with any of these hosting panel, pick one which suits your need. Not a big deciding factor on your webhosting shopping, but it’s very helpful in longer run.

Also keep a note if your hosting company is asking for extra price for cPanel or plesk, as most of webhosting companies offer this feature for free.

Above mentioned were some important areas of consideration which you must consider at all costs before buying web hosting. It is better to take care of everything from the very beginning rather banging the head against the wall in the end.

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Pavan Kumar (Pawanaidu) is a SEO Experts and Internet Marketing Specialist who has been a part of the SEO field since 2005. You can follow Twitter and Facebook


COMMENTs ( 8 )

    • says

      Look for Bandwidth, Storage, Support & credibility of the company. If you are planning to sell hosting to others, ensure that company offers white-label branding.

  1. Anmol Shandilya says

    Is there any importance of email accounts? Almost every website offers unlimited package buet what diskspace,bandwidth,email account provided can be considered safe for shared blooging beginning.Waiting for your reply!!!!

  2. Rajesh says

    Thanks for all the info, i hope BlueHost provide cpanel and is cheap and best for wordpress beginner site going to try them.

  3. sudharsan @ technoskillonline says

    very nice article..
    But i didnt confront any problem regarding webhosting because my blog hosted in my friend Hosting :-)

  4. Dana @ Blogging Update says

    For me, in first time i will try to look review of it around the blogosphere. You should know that blogger usually give review base on their own experience so it is worthy.