Archive for November 19th, 2009

Your expectations from a web hosting company

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

One of the first things to be done in order to get a website up and running is to select a web hosting company. A web hosting company, whether good or bad, can really make a difference in whether you are successful in the online shopping environment or not.  Most web hosting companies offer the same general services, but if you look closely then you will notice that some offer that little bit extra at very similar rates to companies providing more basic services.

It is usually these companies that could be your golden ticket to success. It shows that they are willing to go the extra mile and also that they are not trying you take your money without giving your great value.

You should have a look around to see what different companies have to offer and make a comparison before deciding upon your final choice.

Make sure that the services you are paying for include:

1. Assistance on the selection and registration of your domain name – This is important as this is the web address your customers will use when they visit your website.

2. The design of your website – Most companies offer this as part of the package, but if it is not included then they will usually offer the design at a minimal cost.

3. Website development – Your web hosting company should install software for you who will allow you to update and edit the contents and pictures on your website.

4. Search engine submission – Your website has to be registered with the search engines to enable possible buyers to find you.