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How to Choose the Host with the Most
By: Bo Cakmak
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    2006-02-15

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  • How to Choose the Host with the Most
  • Quality Equipment
  • Reasonable Features with a Reasonable Price
  • Features to Look For

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    How to Choose the Host with the Most - Features to Look For


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    I typically look for hosting companies to work with that provide support with their script installation along with any technical server issues that arise.  Letís face it, not every single person (even web developers) knows how to use all of the scripts that come in the features of the hosting package.  Sometimes the hosting package will come with instructions that are located in the scripts library, but if you can find a company that offers actual telephone support regarding the scripts, then you have struck gold.  

    Another critical feature that I look for is reporting.  I want to have the capability at all times to monitor how many visitors I am getting, how long they stayed, and from which website or search engine they found my site.  This is absolutely critical if you plan to do an Internet marketing campaign or optimize your website.  There are outside companies that can gather and provide those statistics, but that usually requires scripts being installed on each webpage, and has a tendency to slow the site down.  That is why I recommend making sure that the statistics feature is available and inherent on the server where you website will be hosted.

    Those are the important factors in choosing the appropriate host. More often than not, it is the service level and equipment that differentiate one host from another.  Better to pay more and receive the quality you need, than pay less and end up spending all of your valuable time trying to get some service.  I hope this article helps you plan right and avoid the issues that so many have encountered.  Thanks for taking the time to read it!


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