wanna start a web site but who should be your Web
With out a doubt there are
so many web hosting providers,
Web Hosting Provider for your site can be
more of a headache then most of us would like to admit....
who do you choose as a web hosting provider for your site as well as to
be your partner in business?
that's what your web host is, they are your partner in business because
if for some reason their systems go do then so does your website and your
sales for that matter.
the choice of who to add as your web hosting provider
for your site or web business is very important.
of web host will depend on a number of things such as:
of your website
of products do you want to sell?
your budget for you online business?
do you what to go with when it comes to advertising in general?
how do you actually determine who is the right solution for you?
you can use the backwards method. This is how it works,
you write down the final goal of your entire online business or Internet
business campaign. In other words write down as vividly as you can the
actual website you want to have running in the future, how much it is
making, how much it is costing, the colours, design, everything.
give you the basis of what is required for you to have in order for this
web site to function and this is verr important in determining who is
the right web hosting provider for you.
is where you will start asking yourself more technical and specific questions
in order to find out what it is exactly that you need. Here are some of
the questions you could ask your self.
I need an autoresponder?
Well, yes because this can take out a lot of legwork
in emailing to your list, because the work is done once and all your
subscribers will follow the series of autoresponders that you have created
once off up front.
I need lots of storage space, or will I have enough storage space just
in case my site grows?
might not need it in the beginning but your site will grow and grow
fast. Take for instance 13thnet.net in its first month it was tiny it
didn’t even reach a meg. But now 6 months later it’s over
250megs big to accommodate its library of over 52 free e-books. So you
have been warned ;).
much traffic bandwidth do I need?
As much as you can get. why? Well it starts
to get expensive when you have to start adding more bandwidth to your
site because you have to pay for each meg, and having that buffer up
front certainly gives you time to grow your business so that you can
accommodate the increase in traffic later and afford to pay it.
I want a shopping cart?
If you are going to sell quite a few of your own products,
a shopping cart just makes it easier for the customer to shop first
and when they are done, make the payment afterwards.
I want to create my own blog?
isn’t a must but certainly gives your customer the freedom to
comment on your site trough a blog. And that can be powerful information.
I want to capture email address of my visitors?
Yes, because it is cheap to communicate to the customer
afterwards via email or autoresponder
there are more and more questions you have to ask yourself depending on
the industry and business you are in.
some traps that you can avoid.
number 1: Let me get the cheapest
web hosting provider out there.
is a very weird trap to fall into because at first all is going well
when you are small and you don’t have a large site in terms of
traffic and megs. But as you go along you so realize that each and every
add-on that you want to place for your site you have to fork out the
web hosting in the language En, English, Pt, Portuguese or what ever
host you are looking at they all entice you to sign up and bill you
heavily on the back end sales.
number 2: I want all the gadgetry features that
I could ever need.
have already experienced this problem, where you want to start an online
business but you get hooked on finding out the next best thing online.
And guess what the next best thing will keep you guessing, so don’t
fret about the new and fancy, worry about the old and mandatory.
number 3: They are a big company so they must
assume that the big guy can provide, because most often than not the
big guy can’t manoeuvre around to accommodate the small guy. Your
web host should be flexible and they should be able to provide you with
the support you need when you need it.
So who do
I give my thumbs up to? That's a good question :)