Hosting no doubt work as backbone for your website/blog.
The First step of blogging journey is selection of good domain and the second and most important step is the selection of HOSTING. Because your all data is on that server. While selecting the hosting service some common things must be take care.
Here are the things to consider before selecting the Hosting.
The very first thing to consider is what is your budge? All of the newbie bloggers have the low budget because they are afraid of this arena. You must select low budget hosting for the starting few months. From my suggestion you must select monthly basis or 3 months basis payment option. Because in between if you think that you cannot continue your blogging then you can save your money.
2. What is FREE
Some Companies provide FREE stuff when you select the hosting from them. Like FREE Google ads coupons, FREE Facebook ads coupon, FREE WordPress Themes, FREE WordPress Plugins or FREE EMAILS with the Hosting service. So you must have researched well before selection that which company is providing which Service so that you will enjoy the Paid service FREE of cost and this will gives you little satisfaction also.
3. Disk Space and Bandwidth
How much space the company is giving you for hosting your website. This is the space where your all data will be stored. You can select the space according your project and analyze how much space your are going to occupy in Future. Second thing is Bandwidth and it should be normally high so that your visitors cannot have problem in Future. Bandwidth is the space that how many visitors your Hosting provider can tolerate at a time.
4. Ease of Installation
How much easy is the installation of different scripts. Like HostGator have Fantastico which is too much easy to install WordPress and have QuickInstall which install almost all of the famous scripts.
5. Customer Support (Most Important)
This is the Most Most Important things to Consider. Because as a newbie you will have a lots of problem like if you do something wrong and website is not working, you installed some wrong plugin, deleted your database by mistake etc. If your Hosting Provide have good customer support then they will solve the problem very quickly otherwise you have to depend on others. So make sure your Hosting Provider have 24×7 Customer Support.
6. Money Back Guarantee
Money Back Guarantee should be there. If with any reason you don’t like the service provider you must be able to claim them to give your money back.
7. Up Time
Up time plays a important role in your website popularity and its authenticity. Because if your visitor will see that your website is down then there is a very less probability that he/she will come again to access your website. Select the company properly which is having more than 99% uptime.
8. Company’s Background
What is the company’s background?
Where its server is located?
How many websites are hosted on this server?
and most important how many satisfied customer the company is having?
You can know this by searching on Google ” Review about XYZ Company“.
After spending few days in blogging some bloggers thinks that their service provider is not good and they want to shift all their data on another server. But some companies charge heavy money for the migration. So you must consider that is it possible with that server to migrate on another and if YES then how much is the cost of migration.
10. Script Support
There should be almost all of the script installation compatibility. The Scripts like WordPress, Joomla, bbPress, php, image gallery, flash website etc. If your service provider is having all these scripts support then it is a good provider and you can go for it.
So, now you must be having clear picture in mind that how to select the hosting service. Do write Comments if you have any another suggestion.