In this article, we have compiled all the important information you need as a new webmaster to plan and successfully build your own website. There are three main steps you should consider: You should select a web host, domain name, and an application to create and manage your website content.
How to select a web host?
So you would like to know how to choose a web host? Choosing a web host is the first step you should consider when you want to start a website project. To get your site online you would need a host. Your place on the WWW is secured thanks to the web hosting provider. The web hosting service includes the space in which your website files are stored, data traffic, and many additional services such as firewall protection, technical support, e-mail service, FTP access, domain registration, website building Tools and much more.
To select a web host for your site, you need to consider a few important points:
Price: Can it work with a free web host?
Many webmasters look for free web hosting providers, at least for their first website. This is understandable – you have no idea how to compare the hosting services and how to check the prices. Now if you start a website, you will see that there are some other things out there besides the price that is also to be considered. For example, hosts publish ads on your websites free of charge or very cheaply, but without any technical support. In the following paragraphs we have listed some of the most important factors that would help you choose a Host:
If you compare a few hosting providers that meet your budget and your technical requirements, it is recommended to review the customer feedback. A lot of information can be found on Google, Yahoo or in specialized hosting directories. The reliability of the providers can be determined by the following factors:
- How fast the vendors react to tech problems
- How long are they in business
- Customer Satisfaction
- Technical customer support
Technical support is always needed, at least from time to time. When you start building your web page, you will also ask questions such as How to start; How to upload files; How to create an e-mail account, etc.
You will need the answers to these questions as soon as possible or even immediately. Therefore, your web host should provide 24×7 technical support. Your technical questions should be answered within 1-2 hours max. In addition to the speed of the feedback, you should also check the professional competence.
And do not go looking for phone support – the phone support lines are always busy when you need them. The most efficient companies use ticketing systems. So you can list all technical details of the problem within the scope of a ticket. If all information is available, the inquiry can be answered much faster and more accurately.
Hosting features: web space, bandwidth, CPU, PHP limits, etc.
The characteristics of web hosting plans are growing all the time. In 2003 the max space per shared hosting was 5 MB. In 2017, some providers offer almost everything unlimited. Attention! Read the terms and conditions to check what’s limited.