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Web Hosts’ 7 Tips on Affordable Web Hosting

For your website to stay live through your business’s life, you must have a server that stores all your data in it with the capacity to retrieve the data in real time. A dedicated website would be more alluring to many people compared to VPS or shared hosting, but the former is expensive. As you grow your money, you will need an affordable web hosting service.

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The following tips will guide you into getting affordable but fully functional web hosting:

  1. Shared web hosting

This is the most affordable web hosting service available for you.  The infrastructure is built with one web server dedicated to support many other websites. Because of the amortization process to many customers, the charges for maintenance and annual subscriptions are relatively low.

  1. 24/7 Customer support

You will need technical support in the course of your operations.  With hosting offered to people and companies across the world, the service providers must have an unlimited customer support. Malfunction or errors on your website can easily run your business into losses, leading to loss of many customers.

Professionalism should be their policy of dealing with customers and feedback should be timely. Calls and live chats should be possible for efficiency.

  1. Web host’s downtime

As you search for a suitable web host, you should look into the statistics on the downtime expected from use of the service. Even affordable web hosting should have a low or near zero scheduled downtime. This will affect your business and you might lose a lot of business when the web servers are unavailable.

  1. Ability to pack other domain names later

Adding a few other domain names through your web host should be possible later on. This will save on costs of signing up for new hosting later on. Go for shared or reseller hosting’s that will make packing of other domains possible in future.

  1. Fast installation functionality

When looking for a cheap web hosting service, ensure that its functionality for installation is efficient. Themes, custom codes and installations should be done with ease.

  1. Support for MySQL database

You need MySQL database to run many queries and functions in your website. Ask your web host if they offer hosting with support for unlimited MySQL to ensure smooth running of operations at the website’s back-end. With a database specialized for software use, data retrieval and storage is simplified.

  1. Value for your money

You should be given a guarantee for your money’s value. A money value back can be further implemented by having features that allow for unlimited email accounts, free domains, and unlimited data transfers, limitless domain hosting as well as unlimited hosting space. These will guarantee that you get value for your money. This means that if you are dissatisfied with the services received, you can opt out and ask for a refund.

 

In conclusion, you should search for an affordable web host or hosting service that has the features listed above. There also should be a support for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Zen Cart as well as password-protected directories. Affordable web hosting should give you high-quality performance for all services.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Steven Dailly

    Great articles on the 7 tips for affordable webhosting. I am currently setting up a new Ecommerce startup, which affordable hosting service would you recommend?

    • Chris London

      Hi Steven,
      It depends on your products and sales model a little bit, but if you’re offering standard products with options then BigCommerce is a great start-up platform.

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