To Find Reliable Hosting as a SOHO
Lynna Landstreet, principal of Spider Silk Design ,
a Toronto-based Web consultancy, notes that finding a reliable hosting
can be a difficult task. This is because hosting companies focusing on
the higher-end corporate market often overlook the fast-growing SOHO sector.
For this reason, finding quality Web hosting can be challenge, especially
for individuals and small-to-medium businesses on a limited budget. Finding
reliable hosting is possible however if a small business takes the following
Determine how much disk space and bandwidth is necessary?
you require CGI or database capacities?
What operating system will you need?
you have streaming media requirements?
you site change substantially in the future?
you searching for hosting only for your purposes or for clients?
Be wary of web hosting directories; many are owned by Web hosts
Obtain opinions from those who have Web sites
trade associations and mailing lists
a list of hosts that you see are recommended the most; and complained
about the least
which hosts offer specific services that you need, with scalability
for future changes
which host fits your price range
- Ask Questions
a look at www.avahost.net
- Ask hosting
firms technical question to guage their knowledge and accuracy
- Ask a
lot of question to determine the host's commitment to customers
host to an honesty test: offer them the opportunity to up sell you needlessly
business may feel most comfortable with small hosts who better
understand their needs
Do not be seduced by hosts offering more than you need and
then skimps on support
Note the price of affordable hosting is often that the
customer is expected to be technically knowledgeable and self-sufficient
Choose a host who is flexibility, scalable, and who can
grow with your business
Ensure that you can add domains to a core plan and resell
Ensure that the host offers a knowledge base
Check to ensure that the host offers some level of interaction
Watch for signs of rudeness, impatience and unresponsiveness
Do not sign a long-term contact for hosting services right away
If you have more than one site, consider spreading them
among several hosts.
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