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As a beginner trying to find the right web host for your website is often daunting. The jargon used by most web hosts often goes way over your head. In this article, I provide 4 lessons for anyone who wishes to learn the basics of finding a web host.
For over six years, Ross Dunn and StepForth Placement have provided search engine optimization and placement services to a wide array of businesses and organizations. The staff at StepForth are experts in the fields of search engine marketing, search engine friendly design and, of course, search engine placement. They also follow the business of search engines like sports fans follow the playoffs. They welcome questions relating to the search engine industry and articles they have written.
It is not a small decision to choose a web host for your web site. Once your website begins to flourish and grow, it will become very difficult to move your website to some other host. It is critical to “get it right the first time”. Find out as much as you can about your prospective host before making any decisions.
Congratulations! After much thought and consideration, you finally took the plunge and decided it was time to have your own web site. That’s a great accomplishment in itself. However, now you’re left with another daunting task — selecting a quality web host.
Selecting a good web host is of the utmost importance. However, with all of the technical mumbo jumbo, knowing what to look for can be very intimidating to say the least.
Search engine placement is a science and, like any scientific project, a proper search engine campaign requires a controlled environment. Even in the best of circumstances an SEO has a myriad of variables to consider that may have a positive or negative effect on a search engine marketing campaign. For accurate research to take place, a controlled environment must be entirely free of any web site instability. A common cause of instability is the down-time that arises when a web site is inappropriately transferred to a new Web Hosting Provider (WHP).
Here are some of the considerations when choosing whether or not you will build your own site:
1. Is it going to have a shopping cart?
If you are going to have a shopping cart, you need to have someone else build it unless you do this kind of thing every day. There are just too many ways to mess things up to do it yourself.
No more speeches about importance of your own domain, no more talks about necessity of having paid hosting. If you think your brand domain name and stable hosting with a number of features and absence of ads are not worth, at least, $50-$150 per year, then you probably want to play games, rather than build online business.
If you’re looking for a highly effective method of increasing your Internet sales, then mini-sites may be your answer. Mini-sites are one of the most effective marketing tools online. Not only are they effective, but they’re also very inexpensive and easy to create.
Q: I have the questions:
a. Free hosting have a lot of publicity. If I include a site in a free hosting, the SE will penalize? Free hosting are indexed?
There are a lot of problems with hosting your site at the free hosting companies, like Geocities. First off, if your site is for your business, it doesn’t make a very good first impression if you haven’t even purchased your own domain.
Know Your Neighbors!
The concept of virtual hosting, where a Web hosting company may host 10 or 12 Web sites on the same IP address, was a revealing topic of discussion during our interview. Erika acknowledged, “What we see on the Internet is that there are the IP equivalents of good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods. So we see it fairly frequently where people on a certain IP exhibit a certain kind of behavior…”
We have all been hearing the hype about online business–proponents declare that it’s the way of the future; detractors claim that it will never replace brick-and-mortar business…which is reality? The truth falls somewhere in the middle: Online business will never replace brick-and-mortar, but an online presence will be integral to the business model of any successful business. Already, e-commerce revenues are in the billions, and experiencing exponential growth. Any business that wishes to be competitive in this new marketplace–including your business–cannot ignore the power of e-commerce.
Many of you have taken that first step in putting your business online: You have done your research, identified your brand, and chosen and registered a domain name that speaks to your brand. That was the easy part. If you haven’t yet registered your domain name, don’t fret! You can easily do it at: virtualis.com
Where do you go when you want to build a business website? You can pay a consulting firm to build the site, but you still need to place the code on a web server somewhere on the Internet so that people can reach it. Whether you are a small business owner or a division manager within a corporate environment, your choices for the location of that web server are limited. You can set up your own Internet-connected web server, but you have to manage all aspects of it from the operating system to the pipeline that connects it to the Internet.
I bet you think building a business on the Internet using free web hosting is smart? I mean, after all, you save yourself $500-$1,000. You probably don’t understand why someone in their right mind would spend money for something they can easily get free. What I’m about to tell you isn’t actively publicized. So listen very closely. Very often there is a hugh price to pay when you totally rely on free stuff you find on the web. “FREE”, really isn’t so free. Especially when you use free web hosting to run your Internet business. There are several problems with free and budget website hosting that you probably aren’t aware of.
It is very important to have your own domain name on the Internet. It gives you or your business credibility, and it’s the only way to get listed properly in the search engines.