When you look for a cheap web site hosting provider be sure you know what you are getting before you buy. There are many hosts online that provide quality service for around $5 to $8 a month. But there are others that skimp on the services, and features they give you so that they can be competitive on line and offer you that low price. Again I say, “Know what you need and what you are getting upfront before you buy”.
Here are a few examples of what you may need now or in the future for your website to be hosted properly:
Disk space is the amount of space a company gives you to store your content for the monthly subscription price they charge.
How much will you need? Are you planning a lot of content on your site? Content such as articles, pictures, product reviews, numerous blog posts, mailing lists, videos, audios, email accounts, etc.
There are many cheap web site hosting providers that offer unlimited disk space. Just do a little comparison shopping to find one that fits your needs.
Band Width is used every time a page loads on your site. And the more graphics, pictures, etc. you have on the page that loads, the more band width you will need. The more visitors you have…the more band width you will need.
In the beginning while you are building the traffic to your site maybe you won’t need much. But what about a year from now when you have done some SEO to your site. How many visitors will you be getting to your site then? How many extra pictures, videos, graphics, etc. will you have added by that time. All things to consider upfront before you choose the best cheap web site hosting provider for your needs.
Maybe at this point in your quest to get your web site up and running you are only planning on having one web site. But what if you become wildly successful with your first site? Do you think you may build another? If so can you host another domain through that same cheap web site hosting provider and use the same disk space and band width you are already paying for? There are many companies on line that will let you do this. And yes for the same 5 to 8 bucks you are already paying…you don’t have to pay more and your next site can be right there with your first. No need for another account and another monthly subscription.