what is web hosting
a web hosting a service provided by dedicated platforms to make your website or business accessible on the web, it allows you to customize, manage & communicate with your visitors or members, by providing you with an all-in-one dashboard to do everything.
it’s usually a paid service(monthly or yearly). so how do I choose the best web hosting platform?
How do I choose a web hosting service?
- Features Provided: I’m talking here about plans usually each service gives you 3 or 4 plans each one is different than the other in a matter of features provided in hosting your website, such as (number of websites to host, Storage amount, SSL, domain privacy, backups…etc) don’t worry we’ll explain everything in details
- Type of hosting service: is it shared hosting, dedicated hosting, or VPS hosting.
- The Price: the price may vary depending on the features you choose in your plan. that’s why it is crucial to know what you need before ordering this service.
for people that are just starting, they’ll basically need :
- 1 website
- The free domain name in the first year, (then $8 to $11 /year)
- Free SSL
- Customer support availability
note that there is a difference between buying a domain & buying a hosting account. to put it simple a hosting account is the place where you manage your website, & a domain is the address of your website (http://exemple.com).
What is the best web host to use?
well, as I mentioned before this depends completely on your need & your budget
I will try to clarify this as much as possible
Choosing the cheapest Web hosting?
to be honest with you, I would never go with the cheapest platform, I’m not talking about plans here, because you could pick the pricy platform that has a very cheap plan and it will satisfy my needs.
now, the cheapest platforms are usually: new, have fewer features, or a bad reputation (customer support), so you have to be extremely careful not to pick a cheap plan that will cost you to pay extra fees to third party services.
the minimum requirements that your website needs are mentioned above if you have a platform that provides that for a reasonable price (based on your budget), don’t hesitate just order it. However you must avoid bad reputation platforms, in this case, you need to do some research and check reviews before ordering your service.
when I started my business I had to pay many times what we call hidden fees, I paid for SSL & domain privacy because I wasn’t aware that such thing exists , I just liked the price then ordered.
What is the best web hosting provider for personal Business or websites?
I’ll give you a list of the best hosting providers but you’ll need to check them first before ordering, you’ll need to:
- Check the features of each one
- Compare the prices
- Create a sheet cheat
- List all the services
- Order them depending on your requirements
here is a cheat sheet that you can download for free to list all your services to make it easy for you to pick the best one
Download the excel document here: Top 5 Hosting Providers
The Top 5 best Hosting providers
What are the cheapest web hosting services?
this is completely depending on your budget but I think the cheapest one is Hostinger, I personally use it for one of my websites it offers a great feature, here is a screenshot of my dashboard ( I have a premium plan )
Choosing a hosting plan is not that hard if you are aware of what you want & what you need, when you make your mind & decide to order, keep in mind that all hosting providers usually offer a guarantee, under their terms of service you need to make sure you understand that, so if somehow you’re not satisfied with their service you can ask for a refund.
if you need any help on setting up your website inside of your hosting platform either it’s a Cpanel or Hpanel or whatever, please don’t hesitate to contact me to help you for free. or by contacting me via Private message in our forum.
Good luck to you all.