Small Business Website Hosting
For small business owners choosing the right hosting company for their new website can be daunting. Prices range wildly from free to hundreds of dollars per month.
Fortunately, most small business website can be safely hosted for less than $15 per month and if you are willing to buy an entire year in advance you can save even more.
First, let’s start with the question “What is website hosting“?
To put it very simply all websites live in a folder that is on a computer that is attached to the internet by (hopefully) a high speed connection. A website hosting company has very fast computers that have lot’s of storage space and they rent you some of this space for your website, simple right.
When you are shopping for website hosting look for a few things:
Stick with the national brands
Choose a company that has been doing business for years and has a good reputation, not some teenager that has setup a server in his closet or garage. The price might be great but if someone bumps the power cord to his server your website will be offline.
You want a company that has a good “uptime” history like 99.9% of the time their servers are up and working. Be cautious of any that say they are 100% uptime, no such thing as all servers have to be updated every once in a while.
You can always read website hosting reviews as well to make a better choice.
Website Hosting Packages
Most website hosting is purchased as a package and you can choose the package that will fit your needs. You can always upgrade if your business grows and you need more hosting resources.
If you are not sure what you need contact the hosting company via chat or phone and just tell them about your website plans and they can help you choose the right package.
Nightly Website Backups of all files
If budget allows, always get some kind of daily backup plan in place. What this will do is back up all of your website files in case of disaster or your website gets hacked.
If you have a proper backup plan even the worst issues can be resolved in an hour or two.
Well I hope these few ideas will save you some time and aggravation when choosing the right website hosting. If you have any questions please give us a call or send us a message and we can help you get your hosting setup.
Thanks for reading!