Hosting Web

On February 14th, 2010, posted in: Web Site Hosting by Compila

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Looking for hosting? Web site owners and those with plans to launch web sites need a fast, secure hosting service that will ensure that their web site is available 24 hours a day.

But to the uninitiated, this can seem a daunting task as the world of web hosting is filled with technical jargon and a multitude of choices.

The best way to approach this difficult choice is to think about what you want to achieve in the long term. Are you just going to be launching and running one web site or do you have the desire to launch many? Will your web sites be commercially orientated? Will you be hosting large files such as videos or large graphics? Do you need a database to store information about products and services, customers and payment transactions etc? Do you anticipate that the number of visitors will be very high and as a result you will need very high bandwidth or maybe even your own server? Is the web site just a marketing tool for your business?

If you can’t answer these questions now then you must think about them and get help if you need it. Your web designer would be a good starting point for this. There are two important factors to consider when choosing a company for hosting. Web site owners need to be sure that the company is going to be around for some years to come as they do not want their web site to suddenly disappear from the Internet. Secondly, they need to be confident that quality technical support people are available to help them today and in the future. The Internet is constantly changing and a good web host changes with it.

If you are just starting out then shared web hosting is the way to go. This means that you will be allocated an account on an Internet server and share it’s resources – CPU, Memory, hard disk space and bandwidth with a number of other users. This may seem restrictive but it really isn’t. There are some really high quality shared packages around with huge bandwidth and disk space availability. Most quality hosting companies will use RAID technology to ensure that their clients will never lose their web site’s information in the event of a server failure.

Once your web site grows you can upgrade you account to a dedicated server basis if you need to. This means that the server your site is hosted on is totally dedicated to you. This is a much more expensive option but worth it if your traffic and storage requirements are particularly high. It also alleviates the need to purchase your own server and Internet backbone connection as well as set the server up with the correct software and configuration.

At Compila, we have a range of quality packages for all levels of hosting. Web site owners can take comfort from the fact that we have been serving our customers well for the last ten years. Click on the web hosting menu above to have a look at what we have to offer.

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