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If you’re trying to boost your business’s profits, you need to carve out an online presence for your company. Getting the best web hosting for your company is the first step to creating a vibrant, informative, and attractive online image. Some of the information below provides tips to help you in your decision-making process for finding the right web server for you.
Go with the Freebie or the Price Tag?
Many web hosts offer free online space. Of course, they still need to make a profit, so they’ll get their money from you in other ways—most often, through advertising and banners. If you’re okay with banners, pop-up windows, and ads on your company website, then this may be an economic option for you to explore. However, if you want to create a distraction-free, streamlined look for your customers, then you should look at web hosts that charge you in exchange for keeping your website to yourself. What you definitely want to steer clear of are the web hosts that offer “free” services without any advertising. You get what you pay for, and if you aren’t paying for anything, you are, in all likelihood, going to wind up with a server that crashes too often (and with no technical support) for it to be of much use to you.
How Much Web Space Do You Need?
Another factor you should keep in mind is how much web space or bandwidth your site will need. Do you have lots of images, videos, audio files, and other high consumers of bandwidth? Or do you have primarily text? Does your web host impose restrictions on what kinds of files you can upload, and what sizes? How much traffic do you anticipate your website seeing each day and each month? What limitations does your web host have for the amount of traffic your website can handle? You will need to calculate your web space needs accordingly so you can find the best web hosting for your company.