How to Select a Web Host
By Teve Torbes
If you’re just starting out to the world of web design, you’ll need to pick a web host. Many people who haven’t yet designed a web page will have trouble with this - there are literally thousands of web hosts, and it’s often very difficult to see a difference.
One thing you might want to think about is whether your web host is a “reseller.” There are many large companies who sell bandwidth in bulk to smaller companies, who then host directly for the consumer. Often, you can actually host directly with the larger company themselves as a consumer. This is sometimes a better option - if you have a heavily trafficked site, then you might want to just go ahead and go with the ultimate provider. You’ll likely get better service and more options. If you have a really small site, however, usually a reseller is a better bet - they can give you price discounts and sell much smaller amounts of bandwidth, and this is great for someone who doesn’t expect their site to be flooded by visitors.
You should also think about domain registration. Many hosting companies don’t register domains for you, they just keep the web site on their servers. If you aren’t tech savvy, it can be a hassle to register with one company and then set it up with another. You might make sure that your host can also register the name of your web site for you as well to avoid those troubles.
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