Basically web hosting is a service or technique that allows the computers or servers to publish the website on internet or we can say to host a site. Importance of hosting is that it allows the website to be published on internet and anyone can access it from any part of the world. Web hosting not only allows storing web site or matter of internet it also allows to store textual information or the visual information.
In international market there are many hosting companies and you have a variety of options to choose the company according to you that suits you the best. There are two types of hosting companies. Some companies provide free services to the users while some of them take charge. There are some drawbacks of the company that provide you free service and the reason is that there are certain limitations in the service they offer. The main drawback is that user is not given the customer support, update or guarantee. Some security issues also prevail in the free service. Another major drawback is that the bandwidth is very limited which results in low traffic. This can hamper the growth of the company. Free website hosts also give their advertisement for their publicity, because one thing should be kept in mind that in today’s world no one offers free service to anyone and if any company does so then there is some intention in doing so.
By looking to the above drawbacks of the free hosting, it becomes clear that paid web service is better than the free one. Before choosing a company user should keep in mind some factors such as what is he exactly wants from the company. There are some more factors that should be considered like: disk space, bandwidth, server, and payment mode and control panel.
After making points of what the user himself needs, a list of web hosting companies should be made. Reviews of the listed companies should be seen. User should see the past performance of the companies and should also talk to the clients of the web hosts. A good web host will always display its full contact information. Customer support is also the most important thing that should be taken into consideration because it helps the clients to keep themselves update.
The normal bandwidth that a company should provide should be of 500 MB. Normally free web hosts do not provide you this bandwidth. But to pay more than the usage also becomes senseless thing. For a small company operating, 1 GB bandwidth is enough and 50 MB is sufficient for the personal use.
Last but not the least the control panel that the web hosts provide should be easy to use as the user is not aware of the technique involved in the website development. The control panel should be user friendly. Choosing the best web host will be a key to your success so it should be done very smartly.