Archive for November, 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.

Web server hosting

Monday, November 16th, 2009

People are often baffled by the amount of terminology surrounding the internet and set-up of a website, one of the most misunderstood terms being ‘web server hosting‘.

Basically, web server hosting is a term used to describe a company that is acting as a host to a website, in order for it to be active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year.  This company will also be connected to the internet on a permanent base.

It is extremely important for the company who conducts your web server hosting to be reliable and have a stable internet connection. The last thing that you want is for customers to start a transaction on your website and not be able to complete it due to your website going off line.

Web server hosting is, in essence, a subscription service. These are either run for a contract period in which the website will pay a monthly fee for an agreed period of time, or it would be a on month to month basis. It cannot be a once-off fee as this is a service that runs from month to month, and as soon as it stops, the website will no longer be available for public viewing.

A good web server hosting company will be host to a number of websites. Each computer, or server, will be home to various websites, and the more websites the company hosts, the more computers, or servers, it will need.

Make sure you know what your affordable web hosting company offers

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

To succeed in the extremely competitive online shopping environment, one needs to approach matters logically. This means that a website will have to be designed and maintained in a specific way, according to the needs and specifications of the products or services offered.

At Host Store we are currently managing affordable web hosting services for over 60,000 websites, and we believe that we are successful because we have a professionall approach. We are constantly monitoring any new developments in website hosting, as well as online marketing techniques, to enable us to grow as a business – and take our clients with us.

The fact that we have so many websites under our mantle allows us to offer an affordable web hosting service without having to compromise on the quality of our service. When we conduct research on our competitors and other affordable web hosting services, we often see too many compromises that may leave their clients fighting too much for a small portion of the market share in their respective fields.

A lot of companies cut down on their services to provide affordable web hosting for cleints. A decent, affordable web hosting service should offer a unique web site name, web design, site development and management and some internet marketing.  You will often see that companies such as these do not offer internet marketing as a way of curbing their costs, which is a clear sign of poor service; a website needs to be visible to search engines that will drive traffic to the website, therefore marketing is essential.

Make sure that you know exactly what you are paying for and that you get the maximum amount of value for your money.

Do not get caught out with cheap web hosting services

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Cheap web hosting does not have to mean that you are paying for an inferior product. By making use of the services of a large or established company, you will be able to get better value for your money.

This is possible because they already have the infrastructure set up and your monthly fees are not used to pay of the capital that they needed to set up the business. If they are already set up with a good infrastructure and have staff that has grown with them, they will be able to offer a cheap web hosting service.

A company such as Host Store is one of these. They are currently hosting over 60,000 websites, meaning that they have a well-structured and professionally maintained infrastructure, as well as more than competent staff.

Because they are involved in such a large operation, they are able to buy the soft- and hardware in bulk, and thus offer you a cheap web hosting service. They also  have sufficient staff in place, so they do not need to employ someone specifically to manage your website. This therefore spares you the added expense of paying a portion of a new employee’s salary.

There might be some companies offering cheap web hosting services that do not deliver on their promises. It is important that you check and compare prices as well as services, as what may seem like a cheap web hosting solution at first could end up costing you more than you bargained for.