Drupal Hosting – Finding the Best

Are you frustrated from the wasted hours you have spent searching for operating solutions for your brand new site? Have you heard about something called Drupal hosting? Drupal hosting is a great, reliable choice for any new website. However, just as with other types of hosts, you should make your choice with care.

Drupal Hosting Requirements

There are several key requirements for anyone wishing to use Drupal hosting. They must have recommended MySQL, PHP and either latest IIS or recent Apache. However, to get the most from Drupal hosting, it is best to have latest MySQL, PHP and IIS or Apache. URL rewriting is the biggest facet of Drupal but it does not tend to work well when using Windows or IIS hosting. So use an Apache-based host instead. Although older PHP allows Drupal to function well, using recent PHP is better. Make sure you also use updated Apache because when this is combined with recent PHP, they enhance one another’s functioning. Continue reading “Drupal Hosting – Finding the Best”

Web Hosting With Money Back Guarantees

Getting a hosting account has been a requirement for every website owner. These days, it is hard to conduct a business or even get a loyal following if you are simply hosting your site on a free provider. It is with this reason that a lot of hosting companies have emerged. The market has changed as hosting accounts become cheaper and servers become larger. Before, people had to pay extra if they want to host extra domains or get extra storage. But today, there are a lot of web hosting companies that provide extras or add-ons for free.

Due to the number of hosting companies in the market, the competition has become fiercer. With this comes an array of marketing strategies. One type of marketing strategy that has really gotten a lot of people to take their wallets out is the ‘money back guarantee’. Let us take a closer look on why this marketing strategy works. Continue reading “Web Hosting With Money Back Guarantees”

A Brief Introduction to Web Hosting

The more the amount of websites on the Internet grow, the more important web hosting is to keeping those websites thriving. Anyone who has a website, whether it be for business or for fun, will require the services of a good web host. Web hosting companies understand this need and usually bend over backwards to offer wonderful hosting packages that cater to a wide customer base. Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to Web Hosting”

Advice for Choosing a Web Hosting Site

When looking for the perfect web host site for your website, there are many aspects that need to be considered. Not only do the obvious aspects, such as price and features, need to be considered, but your intentions need to be considered as well.

For starters, what are you going to use your website for? Is it personal or business? Maybe both? These types of questions will determine what type of web host site you need to go with, whether it be a shared web host or some other kind. You want to make an informed decision on this, so you can be successful for years to come.

Secondly, think long-term. If you plan on starting with a personal page, but then morphing it into a business, then probably the web host you start with will not be able to accommodate your future plans. The worst thing that you can do is have to transfer after putting so much hard work into a website and learning the ins and outs of the web host, only to be dumped back into a new environment and starting the process over again. Continue reading “Advice for Choosing a Web Hosting Site”

Choosing the Perfect Web Hosting Company

It is overwhelming when we are asked to make one choice, when there are so many options to choose from. The same can be applied with web hosting, as there are so many hosting firms looking to get our business. In web hosting, companies will do anything to get our business. Some web hosting companies do honor us by giving us promotions and support, but some just have one goal; money. You should avoid web hosting companies that have just started out, because they are only interested in trying to break even. Continue reading “Choosing the Perfect Web Hosting Company”

Why the Web Host’s Software Matters

Of all the things to consider when you are choosing a web host it is likely that what type of software that they use is one of the last things on your mind. Given the many other things to consider, from reliability to cost, it may not even enter your thinking at all.

But that would be a mistake. The software that comes with your web hosting is actually more important than you might think. For many reasons: Continue reading “Why the Web Host’s Software Matters”

How to Choose a Web Host

When you are looking at setting up web hosting for your site it is important that you consider a number of things. The problem is that many people are unaware of just what it is that they should be considering and instead get impressed by all the numbers and stats that pretty much any web host can turn out.

It is important then that you focus on what is important rather than simply what the web host wants you to look at. How do you know what is important? That’s where we step in!

What to Look for in a Web Host

  1. What are your needs? If you know what it is that you are going to need then that makes life so much easier. How much space are you going to need? What bandwidth?
  2. Growth. Make sure that not only you have enough for now but for the future as well. You are (hopefully) going to need to grow your site so either you need the room to grow or an easy way of upgrading your hosting if the need occurs.
  3. Flexibility. Should you decide to set up other online projects then having the flexibility to add other sites on to your account would be useful. Do they allow add on sites, or multiple domain hosting?
  4. Reliability. How good is the company? You are trusting it with your online venture, which means you need to know if you can trust it. Check out forums and hosting blogs to see what sort of reputation the company that you are considering has got.
  5. Cost. No one likes to admit it but cost plays a vital role, especially in start up sites. There are numerous affordable options out there, but be careful – many are cheap because they’re no good. Make sure that you do your research!

Of course other factors can come into play – but focus on these aspects and you will never go too far wrong when you are choosing a web host.

The Importance of Customer Service in Web Hosting

As you may or may not know, there are many web hosting companies that start-up, but eventually fail. The biggest reason as to why these companies fail is the lack of customer service. In any sort of business, customer service is vital. Hosting companies don’t like to provide customer service as it will cost them, but customers demand for customer service when it comes to hosting. In such a case, hosting companies really have no choice but to provide customer service for the hosting services they sell.

When looking for a web hosting solution, one of the biggest determining factors is the concept of customer service. There are three modes by which customer service can be provided. Hosting companies all operate websites, so the service will be accessible through the company site. The following are the modes of customer service along with their advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “The Importance of Customer Service in Web Hosting”