Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hosting Account Bandwidth is Important

Another consideration for choosing a hosting provider is how much bandwidth is in the package? Monthly bandwidth is the amount of data transfer allowed for visitors to view & use your web site. With today’s changing trends in web hosting services, it is important to get as much server space & bandwidth possible. This will allow for necessary updates & increased traffic to your site as it becomes more popular. Anyway, you do want your website to become popular.

It is equally important when purchasing business web hosting that CGI access is provided; along with features such as MySQL, Real Audio, Real Video, & Cold Fusion (which some companies sell as an add-on component). A crucial feature necessary for doing ecommerce is SSL, or Secure Socket Layer which encrypts all order & credit card information until it reaches you. An SSL certificate can be purchased from most web hosting providers. You may want to display it on your ecommerce web site as verification for your customers that the site transactions are safe & secure.

You will need a domain name that reflects the nature of your business. For instance, a sports business might have a URL that is To get your own unique domain name, you must first check the availability of the name with a domain name search, offered by domain registrars such as Network Solutions. Else, you can do it at the hosting provider as a domain name usually is included free of charge with a purchased hosting package. There are many service providers to choose from like Lunarpages, Bluehost, HostGator, & etc. It is best to evaluate your web hosting options so you’ll find some good deals that will fit your budget.

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