In order for your website to become visible online you will have to purchase a hosting plan from a hosting company. These plans can range anywhere from $50-$250 per/year and easily scale upwards to hundreds per/month depending on your hosting needs. With so many companies these days it can feel a little overwhelming to decide. A good web host will offer excellent support, security measures, and a solid system for backups. Of course there’s more to a good host but these 3 are very important. In addition it is important to understand if your hosting company can host your branded email accounts (@companyname.com), and if so, if it costs extra or if it is rolled into the overall hosting fee.
Utilize a web host that has a track record of excellent support, security, and a solid system for backups. Having these three in place provides you much more peace of mind.
Lost in a Moment
A local businessman shared how for years they had done great with their search engine optimization but something happened at their web host, who was a smaller local company, and their site was lost. No backups, no history, nada. I was amazed and felt terrible for this individual all at the same time. Years of work and a solid website all gone in a moment all because their web host was not reliable. They had to completely rebuild everything.
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