Here’s another short article about Web hosting that I wrote following several instances in the last few months where I had to help clients take back control of their domain names. The reason this was necessary in the first place is because they were using the same provider for Web hosting and domain name registration services and these providers had registered my clients’ domains in their own name…
In the first article of this 2 part series, I gave an overview of what Web hosting is and described the two main types of hosting (shared and dedicated). In this article, I’ll describe the basic features you should look for in a hosting plan as well as the essential qualities and services a good host should have in order for you to make the best possible choice. Let’s start with these.
In this article, I have decided to touch on a subject that may be confusing for many non-Web professionals: Web Hosting. While it is easy to understand what a Web Host does on a basic level, it can be much harder to sift through all the different options and decide which hosting service provider is right for your needs.
In this first part, I will start by giving a quick explanation of the main services that Web Hosts offer as well as the two main types of Web hosting packages you can choose. That will give you a clear idea of the concepts I will talk about in part 2 and what features you should be comparing when choosing a Web host.