The foremost problem for many business / personal users who look for web hosting packages is to selecting the right plan. Many companies provide you many choices which can confuse your selection. Choosing the wrong web hosting package can cause you problems for your business.
a) Decide Your Requirements:
The requirement a web hosting package will differ from personal to business users. So be sure to choose the package which is most suitable for your requirement. Decide how much space is needed to host your site and whether you require database access and also the type of server. The server may be UNIX or an NT server.
b) Data Transfer Requirement
If you are planning to host your business website, you will require more data transfer than a personal website. So decide on your data transfer requirements carefully. Only you can decide on how much data transfer and space you need.
c) POP Mail Access
Many web hosting packages come with POP3 access mail accounts free with the plan. So decide how many mail accounts you require and choose the package accordingly.
d) Web Hosting Cost And Setup Cost:
The next consideration you have to take into account is the hosting charges for the plan and setup costs. The cost considerations will differ according to your requirement and the plan you choose.
e)Support From The Hosting Company:
If you are hosting a business site, be careful about the credentials of the hosting company. Frequent disruptions can cost you dearly. You lose business and sales. So you require good and reliable support from the hosting company. The support also will depend upon the plan you choose
f) FTP Access And Transfer Limit
Be sure about FTP access and FTP transfer limits. Without FTP Access, you will be transferring files one by one. This will cost you you valuable time. The limit for FTP is also important.