Is One Web Host Any Better Than Another

Is One Web Host Any Better Than Another



What exactly does someone want or​ need in​ a​ web hosting company? some needs are basic, and​ more features are required for​ a​ couple of​ types of​ online ventures. if​ your site is​ for​ personal use only, the​ minimum requirements are very basic. enough space to​ host your site, and​ some basic web site building tools so you don't need to​ buy or​ find a​ free wysiwyg (what you see is​ what you get) editor or​ learn to​ code html so you could use a​ program like notepad, learning some html is​ useful since sometimes you just want to​ find a​ certain line of​ text (code) to​ make a​ slight change on your site. for​ some more sophisticated features like a​ blog or​ an​ autoresponder would not be needed for​ a​ personal site but these items are all but necessary for​ an​ ecommerce/marketing web site. Almost all of​ the​ internet marketing guru's state that you have to​ have an​ email list that you can market to, most of​ them will attempt to​ sell you a​ subscription to​ one of​ the​ autoresponder companies, but i have yet to​ see any one of​ them tell you that almost all web hosts offer a​ free autoresponder as​ part of​ their basic package, perfect for​ someone just trying to​ break into the​ internet marketing field, and​ there are free programs that will send an​ email to​ everyone you choose (for example from a​ list collected regarding making money online). you still have to​ write the​ letters and​ import the​ list (you would have to​ with an​ autoresponder company anyway) the​ prices for​ this service vary greatly but average around $15.00 per thousand each time you send out a​ mailing so if​ you do 1 mailing per week to​ 3000 recipients that works out to​ $45.00 per week or​ $180.00 per month for​ a​ small list, granted the​ companies offer templates to​ help you create emails, but the​ bottom line is​ you need to​ write the​ content yourself. Recently my sister needed to​ find a​ hosting company for​ her online art gallery, the​ first thing she mentioned was having a​ blog, she had already paid a​ lot to​ have a​ web site built and​ the​ company did a​ great job, it​ was far from cheap but it's awesome, the​ problem was that they hosted the​ site, and​ did not offer any statistics, a​ blog, or​ anything else, they hosted the​ site for​ about 5 times what it's worth (hundreds of​ dollars per year) actually more if​ you consider what she got. so i started a​ search for​ a​ web hosting company that offered some pretty basic things, a​ blog, a​ mailing list to​ update her customers on gallery openings etc., what i found was for​ the​ same money as​ an​ inexpensive host (once you added features like stats) you could have your site hosted by a​ major company and​ save money, or​ at​ least not pay extra. I am in​ the​ process of​ moving my domain and​ web pages to​ them, all of​ the​ features that i paid extra for​ are included. Here are some of​ the​ items that they offer to​ make your life easier.
an email auto responder
3 different statistics programs (who is​ showing up at​ your site what interests them).
Fantastico deluxe it​ is​ a​ collection of​ scripts that install automatically things like blogs, shopping carts, polling software a​ lot more.
5,000 email accounts, spam filters.
backup software (backs up to​ your computer).
adwords (google) and​ yahoo advertising credits (more credit than a​ 1 year prepaid account would cost you).
host unlimited domains for​ the​ same price, for​ less than $10.00 month.




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