Ok, you have finally decided to build a website or blog, and have determined the theme; set up features and choose a domain name that will be used. Now is the time to determine a suitable web hosting for your online business according to your requirements.
Although many webs hosting aggressively advertise themselves that they are the best, give the low prices, quality of service, 99% uptime, no.1 Server specifications, etc. But is it all true?
The answer is not necessarily, because as we all know, sometimes the ads only promises and often does not match expectations and needs, and therefore before you choose a web hosting plans that will be used, you should first read some tips for choosing a web hosting company to run your business based the following online experience ever.
Web Hosting Server Location
Decide where the audience or readers location. If the site location of your server in your local area, whereas if English should be in the United States. This is very important because its website that hosting on servers located abroad speed when accessed from another country would be 30% -50% slower than the location server in your local are. The same thing happens when a web site hosting in local area will be very slow when accessed from abroad, it’s around 60%-70% slower.
Local web hosting company vs USA web hosting company
If you already have a location for the server, so that when choosing website hosting, then you should choose the hosting service that will be used. But when choosing a server overseas locations then you should choose hosting companies in USA. It is recommended to choose a hosting company that has been really nice, but in consideration of the price of a hosting that provide more complete hosting features and better, and the price is lower than the existing web hosting company. However the disadvantages when choosing a hosting company outside (USA) is a language barrier when you have a problem and also the method of payment must be by credit card or PayPal.
Server Specifications of Web Hosting
Web site hosting server will provide a detailed specification is used, check and see which servers they use, not to the server they use obsolete.
PHP Memory and Upload Max
Information about PHP memory and Upload Max is the rarest informed by webhosting companies, but they are a very important information that the website that you create can be run perfectly. Ideally you need at least PHP Memory Max 40MB download and 2MB if you want to run the WordPress platform with some plugins installed. Choose which already use a version of PHP 5 and MySQL 5.
Options packages available
Options range of web hosting packages starting server specification, the amount of bandwidth, disk space usage, number of email accounts, sub-domains, etc. We recommend that you select the first package to suit your needs, with 250MB disk space and bandwidth 20GB/month should be enough if you are relatively new website developed.
Ask your web hosting control panel they provide. Select using the cPanel control panel for easiest set, operated, and easily migrate the next time you decide to switch to another web hosting company. Some web hosting, especially the U.S. and also local hosting seeks to reduce costs by providing a custom control panel homemade which is hard to operate for beginner.
Age and credibility of a web hosting company
Although age is not a criterion that the web hosting company that is better than a new stand, but at least you know that the company will not go bankrupt and closed by bringing data and files.
Reseller Web hosting
Some web hosting companies do not have their own server, but rented out to others bigger (broker), and although it was normal in the business world but it should be avoided to keep us from future risk.