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How Do You Choose a Web Hosting Company?

Every month thousands of people are losing their jobs, due to the recent downturn in the economy. Unable to find jobs, more and more people are looking to find an affordable small business web site hosting company so they can set up there own online business and build a website to start promoting their goods or services online. It is estimated that over 30,000 new websites are coming online each and every day so there is a great need for web hosting services.

To entrepreneurs starting a new small business, Web hosting in Canada is a great alternative to large well known U.S based web hosts. In most cases, Canadian web hosts provide the same products and services that are offered by their counterparts in the United States..

Many people don’t know that using a Canadian web hosting company can actually save them money. Due to the lower value of the Canadian dollar, hosting your website with a Canadian host can save the average webmaster nearly 20% on their monthly hosting bill..

What should you look for when trying to find the best Canadian web hosting for your business or personal website? First, you avoid companies that oversell their web hosting plans. An overseller is a web host that offers huge amounts of server disk space and bandwidth for very cheap prices. What happens is these companies pack hundreds if not thousands of websites on a single server knowing that very few of the sites will need the space and bandwidth allotted to them. Hosting your website with an overseller means that your site could experience slow load times or even downtime due to the number of sites packed onto the server.

The reality is, that most websites and blogs don’t require large amounts of disk space or bandwidth. Most websites have less than a hundred pages and get less than 500 visitors per day. Even if your site gets over 1,000 page views per day on average you would only require approximately 5 to 6 GB’s of data transfer per month. Even if you are planning to build a huge website of over 1000 pages, it will take time to build and even more time for the search engines to crawl all your pages so you are getting a constant stream of traffic to your site.

If you are just getting started with a new website, in most cases It is recommended to start the hosting package that meets your immediate needs. Chances are if you have a fairly small site that gets a fair amount of traffic it will be years before you need to upgrade if you ever need to upgrade.

When searching for the best

solution for your business or personal website, It is best to start your research by talking to friends and colleagues as well as searching online. One of the best ways to conduct online research is to visit one of the major search engines and type in the name of the company and see what information you can find in reviews are other articles that have been written about it.

It is best to go with a hosting company that has a very good reputation and has been online for a very long time. These companies will not overcharge you and will answer your questions and most important your site will not have any downtime.

The best of luck in finding a web hosting company. It really is not that hard to do if you know where to look and where to go. If you have any friends you might ask them where they get there web hosting from and what there experience has been with that company.