How To Choose A Web Host

Posted on January 11th, 2011 as Hosting Articles

Choosing a web hostingIt is extremely important to choose a reliable web hosting. I believe it is better to spend some time on doing it now. In this way you will be able to find a suitable web hosting from the beginning and you will not be forced to switch from one service to the other in the middle. That is why, here are some of our tips on how to choose a web hosting. I hope they will be helpful.

There are many web hostings. They differ from one another in price and features. At present most all web hosting companies provide such features as PHP, PERL, MySQL and others for website management.

There are many web hostings. They differ from one another in price and features. At present most all web hosting companies provide such features as PHP, PERL, MySQL and others for website management. That is why sometimes it is not quite a piece of cake to choose web hosting.

When choosing a web hosting pay attention to such features as provided disk space, traffic and payment. As a rule, the price depends on the provided disk space and services. That is why you need to calculate the amount of disk space occupied by your website and how much space you will need in future. Choose a web host wisely.

Now, the most important. I mean the consumed traffic and the consumed server resource. Traffic is the amount of uploaded and downloaded information by the users of your website. As a rule, outgoing traffic is not limited and not paid for. Only the incoming traffic is taken into consideration. The average proportion is 1:5. It means that if you have 100 visitors a day who viewed one 50Kb page, the incoming traffic is 100*50=5000Kb, 5000:5=1000Kb.

But users not always view one page, and not all are 50Kb page. That is why if you think on creating a website with program catalogs, images, photos and other large archives, you need to talk this through with your web hosting provider beforehand.

Server resource is a very important aspect of web hosting operator’s features. PHP and PERL scripts, MySQL requests sent to the web hosting provider’s servers use CPU (central processor unit). If you plan on having a website with high attendance, you need to talk this through with a web hosting provider as well. You need to do it, in case the website attendance is higher than 3000 users per day.

P.S. Truth be told, some websites may have a high attendance, but use comparatively small amount of CPU. And some other business-card websites may have 5 visitors a day, but load a server like dozens of highly-attended websites.

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