Choosing shared hosting plan tips. Bandwidth, domains, diskspace


Choosing the most practical shared-hosting plan for your website does not have to be a difficult task, or take up astronomical amounts of your time. In fact, the process can be quite simple, barring you understand both your expectations as well as limitations for your website, business, and products in which you wish to advertise or sell.

Simplifying the process, it’s worth understanding that nearly every single website on the web uses 5GB of bandwidth or under. Unless you own and operate a site as large and traffic-busy as major search engine providers such as Google, there’s no need for you to seek or purchase any larger of an amount of bandwidth than 5GB for your small to medium sized business. Even larger businesses have no trouble operating off of 5GB per month!

In terms of disk-space, this is really going to fall on the responsibility and understanding of your website’s mechanisms, graphics, items, and total inventory and graphics. Typically speaking, however, 150MB will easily suffice for a majority text-only website with minimal graphics, while 5GB will help supplement graphics and advertisement heavy-websites. Lastly, if you have a large swath of images, require added software for item modification and uploading to your site, such as PHP, then 50GB is most practical for you and the future development of your website or business.

Domains seem to be a catchy, and often addicting phase in which contributes to the marketing or advertising side of your website and business. While domains should be cheap, try to stick to ones in which otherwise hold direct relevancy to your current website and business—as opposed to being a ‘domain collector’, registering and paying for a broad array of various domains, many unused, in which you’ll find yourself accumulating bills for on a monthly to annual basis. Purchasing domains relevant to your product, and selecting domains with the ending in which most closely match your business is an optimal position to take to make it easier for prospective and current customers to find and locate your website, business, and login to purchase your products!

Lastly, make a strong effort to ensure you select a website provider that has recorded and demonstrated consistent uptime, ideally of 99% or more. If your website or businesses appearance and availability is disrupted, then likewise could be your net profits, so this is the last thing or type of service provider you want to involve yourself with.