Web Hosting & Domain Names

Once you have secured your domain name the first thing that you need to do is to get yourself a good a web hosting service. We have already told you all about domain names and extensions, so let us now talk a bit about the people and the companies that will provide you with these names and the services to setup and maintain your website - the web hosting companies.

There is no shortage of web hosting companies on the internet. Just Google web hosting UK and you get over 31,000,000 results. That is a staggering number by any account and this shows you the number of options you have while selecting a web hosting service. However, you do not need to feel lost in these numbers. There are a few things that you should look for in a service provider before settling for one and you will be able to get just the right one for you.

Listed below are some of the things that you should consider before going for web hosting service. Do not just go by the cost. Also check such definitely quantifiable numbers such as:

Some of the other important, but harder to price things are:

Support/Service - Very difficult to determine but very important, it is best to ask around for previous users. Hardware Configurations - If possible get to know the configuration of the server of the host as it would affect your service as well as the cost. Overselling - It is not unusual for hosting services to oversell, i.e. sell larger than the number of users their server can host in the belief that not everyone will use the services at the same time. This can hamper the working of your website.

Keeping the above points in mind will certainly help you to zero in on the best web hosting service based on your requirements.