Plan your business website hosting - By: John Mahoney

Creating an online presence for your business is one of the more efficient and effective ways to promote your business and subsequently improve your bottom line. Apart from creating an engaging content, choosing a reliable website hosting service is essential for the success of your online endeavour. Here are some common features of a web hosting service.

 Website Space
The website space is the location of where all your files, which may include text, image, audio and video, reside. Likewise, this is where your HTML web pages and the programming pages will be stored. The web hosting package usually starts from 100mb. You need to make sure that the website space package that you get allows you create the content you require. For example, if you are in a media company, you are bound to have tons of images and videos uploaded to the website. This means you will want to invest in a bigger website space.

 Website Bandwidth
The next feature that you should know about web hosting is the bandwidth, which is basically the amount of information that can be transferred from your website. To illustrate, let's say your website is 1mb in size. When there are 50 people visiting your website, it will take up a 50mb bandwidth. When you have reached that monthly bandwidth quota, your website will most likely be deactivated. The last thing you want to have is your customers complaining that they can't reach your page.

 Web Programming Language
To create a website that is rich in features, such as providing a comment from where users can send comments or inquiries directly from your website, as well as other dynamic features, the web hosting service must support a web programming language. There are several that you can choose from, such as PHP, ASP, Net and CMFL.

 Domain Hosting
In general, a website hosting service will provide one domain name, such as a .ie, com,, or .net for your website. However, if you have several websites, you need to make sure that the web hosting company support hosting for several website names. It would be more convenient to manage all your websites on one host.

 Database Hosting
You can have your website stores information from your clients or visitors, such as their e-mail addresses, names and other information, as well as keeping a catalogue of all your services and products in one database. The most common databases are Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Microsoft Access. Most hosting plans will support one of these databases. These databases are also very important in the management of ecommerce websites and website CMS (Content Management Solutions) such as Wordpress, Joomla, etc

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