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Where to host your website

It is common to see almost everyone owning a website of some kind or the other. Are you one of them? It is challenging enough to design a website and fill in all the relevant content in it, but your job is left incomplete because you still need to know where to host your website. Well, if you are one of them who want to know where exactly to host your website then in that case this article is made just for you.

It is a normal practice for a newbie webmaster to go for a free hosting plan. Free hosting plans are easy to setup and above all its free of charge. But, one must be aware of the fact that free hosting have their own limitations. Mostly, free hosts do not offer features such as FTP access, CGI-BIN, a personal domain name etc. You are given a sub domain name and this will limit your website's growing potential. In free hosting plans, you are compelled to run banners or pop-up ads on your website.

This can create a sort of an obstruction and can disturb the visitors. These advertisements might irritate the visitors, as a result of which many of them will skip to some other website. Also, most free hosts come up with a limited bandwidth facility. In the case of big traffic, you are likely to exceed the allotted bandwidth and thus your website will be temporarily disabled.

However, I am of the opinion that people who are new to web hosting and want to get a feel of how it works can definitely opt for a free web. A free web host facility is also recommended for those who are planning to host a personal website or a website that is likely to generate revenue. Now, let us talk about paid web hosting. You will easy find web hosting companies on the internet that charge money for their services.

There are various types of paid web hosts which are as follows: 1) "Budget" web host: This type of web host claims to offer you hosting facility for as less as $1 per month. You need to be very caution with this type of web hosting companies. They even claim to offer 24/7 e-mail support and mostly it turns out to be the other way around.

Your emails may never get answered and even if they get answered, mostly they are in generic forum which is useless to you. They rarely have their own web servers and they often tend to resell space on someone else's web servers and they have no control about the same. Sometimes your website will be down for several days and the company may even not bother to inform you about the situation. However, I must say that all budget web hosts are not bad. I would recommend "Dollarhosting.

com" 2) "Mid-range web host: The word "Mid-range" refers to the price range. These types of web host offer prices and services that fall within the capacity of website owners. Normally, a mid-range web host would normally come up with a package ranging from $5 to $8 per month and they provide facilities such as CGI-BIN, a lot of email addresses, FTP support, statistics of visitor facility and many such others. A mid-range web host package plan comes with a limited monthly bandwidth package but the limit is set at a higher level and most websites will never reach that limit. It all depends on the level of downloads made and the decent traffic that is seen with regard to a concerned website. If you exceed the limit, your website gets temporarily shut down or you will have to pay bandwidth overage charges.

Usually, a mid-range type of web hosting company offers excellent uptime/reliability. In fact, many businesses are running successfully on a mid-range web hosting type. 3) High-end web hosts: Well, high-end web hosts are meant for those websites which require "high-end" web hosting solutions. Websites which are extremely popular and receive a lot of traffic must choose high-end web hosts.

If you require a 100% uptime host then you must choose high-end web hosts. Business related websites often rely on high-end web hosts. The price range for a high-end web hosting facility changes but one can expect it to be in the range of $50 per month to several hundred dollars per month. High-end web hosts offer reliability, bandwidth and all the necessary facility which is required to run a successful web site. Based on the above mentioned types of web hosts that exist, you can decide accordingly, where to host your website.

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