Here’s how to choose the most favorable web host
If you’re starting a blog or a website, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is who’s going to the handle the hosting?
Whether the goal is to create a personal blog or a website with a large volume of traffic, choosing a hosting package is usually an uphill task. How to choose? Should you only think about the initial traffic or have a plan thinking about the future?
The first step is to find what you really need, which is the same as saying: how many hits you want the short, medium and long terms? Scaling or even measuring this variable can be quite hard, but it is important to work with an estimate and go for a plan where you can adapt the package through time, according to the demands.
An extremely important point to consider is the type of content that the site will host. For instance, multimedia content consumes much more traffic than a text-based site. It is not recommended to choose a cheap hosting for heavy content as, when the site begins to have many users, it will crash or fall, which can even mess with other sites hosted in the same servers, in the case of shared hosting.
And what about free hosting, the first choice of many users who are starting? They can work for sites or blogs with a few visitors but, after a certain point, they will fail – they offer no security (after all, it is free), no support, as well as other features that lack on this kind of services but are vital for big sites.
Also, in most cases there is some kind of monetization hidden behind those free services, whether it is related with advertising or data collection. So, with all this in mind, the bottom line for those still in the beginning is that a paid package, from any provider, is more advantageous, since the costs end up being diluted by the benefits of a contract plan.
Another interesting option for any kind of blog is a plan with unlimited hosting and traffic. Depending on the price, these packages are often the best options, because they serve any intent in spite of the site’s dimension and purpose. If you’d like to know more about this, check this interesting guide by WHSR.