First rule ! Do not rush and take your time before you choose web hosting !
how we can know or decide if a web host is good ? here are a few question you should be able to answer before you choose a web hosting service:
1- you have to know your hosting needs
2- is the host reliable and uptime quarantee ?
3-what about upgrades options?
4-check prices on both sign up and renewal.
5-check hosting control panel
6-supporting features (site backup, security ..etc)
its hard to get the right web hosting without knowing what you need. you have to ask yourself these questions :
what kind of website are you building?
do you need something common such as wordpress blog?
do you need special version of software such as PHP ?
does your website need special software ?
how big or small can the web traffic volume go ?
these are some of the basic question to answer yourself.
if you are new I recommend going with shared hosting , they are cheap and easy to maintain.
these are the best shared web hosting :
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its very important to have 24×7 operating web hosting , you need powerful server and stable network connection , at least 99.5% uptime , anything below that is unacceptable.
you can simply track your web host with server monitor tools – many of these tools are free on trial and are very to use.
shared hosting can handle estimated 30,000 – 40,000 monthly unique visitors, so with shared hosting you will be fine , but if you expect more than that you should be consider picking up a web hosting with room to grow from shared hosting to virual private or dedicated server, for more processing power , memory capacity , disk storage and better security features,
recommended VPS/ dedicated options included A2 Hosting, InMotion Hosting , InterServer , and SiteGround.
if you own more than one domain name , its important to have a web hosting that allows adding multiple domains , generally , most web hosting allows at least 25 Addons in a single account, but still there are some web hosting that allow only one domain per account , that happened to me. so make sure of that.
hosting companies usually selling very cheap hosting but the renewal is much higher , they would advertise for very low web hosting service at the beginning but the renewal will cost you very much
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its important to have backup of your website in case any indecent , check if your web hosting provides regular backup .
does your web hosting provide full backups regularly?
can site backup be done easily via the control panel?
can you create auto backup for your website via cron job or other program?
check if you web hosting provides 24/7 live chat support.
I hope you choose the best web hosting for your upcoming website.