It is now no longer impossible to reach out to the world and talk about yourself or your enterprise. And it is all thanks to the World Wide Web and the Internet. The ‘net’ has brought the world closer. If you wish to spread the word about your business, achievements or share any information, you simply need to put it up on the net.
Making your online presence
One way is by starting a blog and another is to have your own website. Creating your own website is now simple and can be done by you using one of the many free website creating sites present on the web. These sites provide explanations and many let you create websites for free too. If making your own website seems too much for you to handle, you can always seek help from professionals or an expert. However once the site is complete, the next step is to host it so that it’s visible to the world out there. This process definitely requires you to approach an external service provider who will help you with the entire process. But to choose the right host provider you need to check out a few things and ask a few questions.
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Points to look for in provider who will host your site online
Firstly, you must be able to comprehend the need for Web Hosting, for it is a vital element needed for your website. It is a place that stores your website along with its various files including images, documents and videos. Thus, it is a server that acts like a host to your site and provides it with the connectivity with which other computers can view and access files on your site.
This ‘host’ must have certain requisites which include being able to provide an uptime 99.9% times, which means that your site needs to be up and working all the time.
Next is the location of the server, which depends on the type of hosting you choose. Also, the server location should be known to you or find out if there is a tangible location which is known to you.
Next to check for in a web host is the support they provide; they should be available 24/7 for troubleshooting and queries and also if they are available on phone, email or only online. Does the host provide any assistance for setup of the connection and if so is it at any additional charge or a free service.
Also, check if the provider is offering various plans for you to choose from and do these plans have any e-commerce features. Check for basic features, like the number of email addresses included in your plan. See if the plan is flexible as per your need, do you need to pay at one go or can the subscription be given in increments, if you need to renew it then what are the renewal plans and terms and conditions. Also, if you need to scale up at a later date, is the provider capable of doing that.
Another important aspect to check for is the security and backup for the data that the web host is providing. It helps to do a little background check on the provider as well.
Your website is your key to reach out to the world, so make sure to host it with a reliable web host.