is the service to host your web pages at a server connected to
internet. Itīs a file server which serves the clients "web surfers"
with webpages and other files such as movies, pictures etc. There are
free webhosting and paid ones. Domain hosting includes to option to use
your own internet domain name.
Subdomain hosting is when you get some name like yourname.hosting.com
The first step
when you are creating a new website is to choose the name for it.
Domain names is best when they are easy to remember, short and easy to
spell. Of course if you have an established company you want select
your company name as domain. Your domain will be connected to one of
the tld, top level domains. The main top level domain is .com. But
other alternatives if your prefered .com name is taken are
.net,.org,.us, .info, .biz and many country specific domains as .to,.tv.
domain name which are your brand name if you already have a known
brand. It will be easier to market and for people to remember.
Avoid hyphenated names like my-domain-here.com beacause they are harder to market and to remember.
And at last get that domain name before somebady else does.
You are ready to
select a web hosting company to host your new web site but which one of
the numerous webhosts should you choose? Here are some factors you
Storage: How much
space does your website need, most packages comes with at least 50Mb.
When you need more space you should be able to upgrade your
Traffic: How much
traffic you will need are harder to calculate as it depends on how
"heavy" your web site pages are. Will you use a lot of images, movies
and mp3 on your site or are you creating a simple information site with
mostly text content. Web hosting packages often comes with 1Gb of
transfer per month which are enough for most of websites. If you are
unsecure on how much you will be using, check the hosting companies
prices for extra transfer.
Support: This is
an very important factor. When you experience some problems with your
site will you be able to get fast and good support from the webhost?
Are they offering support 24h a day 7 days a week? How fast do they
fast and secure are their servers and how much uptime do they provide.
If they guarantee a certian amount of uptime for example 99,5% how do
they compensate if they can't deliver 99,5% uptime.