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Still wondering if your business needs a website? Let's make it easier for you: YES it does! Even if you're only selling one product, you still need an online presence. You need an easy to use, attractive and informative site so that you can attract more potential customers to your website.
In this day and age, any business that doesn't have a website would seem suspicious and old-fashioned. So no matter how small your business is, or what industry you're in, you really should have a website.
If you have a limited budget, consider getting a shared web hosting service.
Shared Web Hosting Overview
What makes shared web hosting different from dedicated web hosting is that it shares a server with multiple websites. Dedicated hosting only powers one website so it's expensive. Shared hosting, on the other hand, is very cheap with an average cost of around $10 a month, sometimes even less. With dedicated hosting, you could easily spend a hundred dollars per month.
The main drawback with shared hosting is that it can make your website unstable since you're sharing the CPU resources of the server with several other sites. If one site has a sudden spike in traffic, it will in turn cause your website to load much slower.
The one important thing you need to understand when looking into shared hosting plans is that they're not all the same. Of course, all these plans let you store files on the server but the amount of monthly data storage and transfers, among other things, can vary. Some services also require you to pay for a full year (sometimes 2-3 years) upfront to avail of low rates, while others can give you low rates even if you pay on a month to month basis. They also have different tiers under their shared hosting plans (low, medium and high tier)
Factors to Consider
A lot of shared web hosting plans include unlimited data storage and transfers so you'll need to take into consideration other factors in order to find a plan that suits your needs best and gives you more value for your money. Keep in mind however that it's important to read the fine print because one's definition of “unlimited” may be sorely different from the hosting provider.
The operating system (OS) is also another consideration. Some may require Windows servers while others are OK with Linux servers. The default is Linux though. If your website will require the use of a Windows OS then make sure this is offered by the hosting service before you commit to them.
On this note, we'd like to add that some people may be intimidated by the idea of using Linux. It's really not difficult at all. You will have a control panel or graphic interface to manage your website, and there's no need to master any coding to be able to setup and run your website.
Certain specifications may not be provided when you're looking at the website of web hosting providers. These include the RAM offered for shared hosting plans. If this is the case, then assume that the RAM allotment is around 1 GB or less. There are a few hosting services that have shared plans of 1GB or more.
If you think this may not be enough for your website, then consider using a Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting. You get more resources without necessarily paying a fortune for the service.
A key consideration would be the availability of 24/7 customer support. Even if the hosting provider offers tools, FAQ pages and forums, it's always better to be able to reach out to a human being if you encounter some trouble on your website.
Other hosting services
- An Advanced Hosting Control Panel
- A web Apps Installer
- Free Website Templates
- A 24/7/365 Customer Support Service
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