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Choosing a Web Host for your new website

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So your website developer has created a new website for you and you are ready to launch it online. Besides, the costs of creating the website, you have to also budget for yearly costs to have your website hosted online. A website can consist of static web pages, images, audio and even videos. Additionally, you might need a database to support your website, especially when you use a Content Management System (CMS), like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.

To have these services available to you, you have to pay an annual or monthly fee to have your website and database hosted by a 3rd party. There are various considerations when it come to choosing a Web Host:

CMS or Server-side language and environment

When your create your website using one of the many popular CMS’s like WordPress, you might have to consider that the website will rely on an environment that runs a language like PHP, JAVA, C#, etc. and a database that stores your website data. You have to make sure the Web Host supports your chosen CMS’s language.

Proximity of Servers to your audience

Some hosts are based in a continent that is far from you target readers, therefore, your website visitors might experience a very slow connection, which will adversely impact their experience of the website. A frustrated user is likely to move on in search of another website. Some Web Hosts have servers all over the world and are able to provide a fast and reliable connection to your website.

Cost Implications

Budget considerations are also important. Some Web Hosts might offer exactly the same services, but differ in terms of how much they charge. You also have the option of paying monthly or per annum. Some hosts advertise a ‘per month’ price, but you have to pay for the whole year. You must also be careful of the Terms & Conditions as they apply to promotional prices. The price might be low at signup, but to renew, it might cost significantly more. Therefore it is important to consult with your website developer to assist you in choosing the best website host that will satisfy your requirements. Here at Maestrosat we see the website development from design, to CMS integration, and finally to the choosing of the best website host and finally to when the website goes live online.

If you are looking for the best Website Host, we recommend Bluehost, they offer affordable packages, fast and reliable servers and also offer specialized WordPress hosting packages.


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