By W. Current
In order to find the best web hosting service for your web-site you need do start by doing a little research. The problem is that if you are new to the Internet, trying to sort your way through the the hundreds of conflicting ads and claims can be pretty intimidating.
Why You Need A Web Hosting Service
One important bit of information that you need is to find out if the service you are considering will actually be hosting your site or whether they are just a reseller. Resellers just add another layer between you and the servers.
Once you have created a web site, you need to have it hosted somewhere in order for it to be live on the Internet. A web host has servers for storing your site and allowing people searching the Internet to access it.
Even if you find a great host, you still might have problems. Your website might end up being hosted on a server that gets blacklisted because of someone else spamming. Or you could end up on a server that is slow or has technical problems.
Even hosts that claim to offer unlimited bandwidth and storage space have a little surprise hidden in their Terms Of Service. You may have to dig deep but often they will use phrases like normal usage.
This refers to the average usage of a normal small business so unlimited is a bit of a stretch. Make sure that you research the TOS or you may find your service suspended.
You'll be spending a lot of time tweaking your website so make sure that the control panel is easy to use.
Check to see if the host you are considering will show you a demo of the control panel to see if it is easy to use.
A good web host will have a good service department. Pretty much all of them offer e-mail forum and FAQ's help. You may want to make sure that they also offer a free phone service for those times when a problem is just too complicated to solve in an e-mail.
Search the net for information on the web hosting service that you are considering. People use forums and blogs to express opinions and insights that you might not find anywhere else.