Today am going to share some of the features to look for when choosing a web hosting service.Few developers worry about features that web hosting company provides. Incase you are Java Developer read how to Java Web Hosting.
Let start by looking into different types of web hosting packages that are available in the market.
Share hosting means that the server where you host your website sites will have other websites hosted in the same server.These websites will share all the server resources allocating each website a certain amount of bandwidth.This type of hosting is used for sites that dont require alot of bandwidth.
This type of hosting where the whole server resources are not shared but used by your only website.The site performance is faster.
3.Virtual Private Servers(VPS) or Cloud Servers
This type of hosting allows you to use resources when you need them.There is no limitation like it is in physical server.
This type of hosting allows you to buy your own server and its kept by the seller data center.You have total control of the server.
How to Evaluate web hosting Service.
1.Data Storage capacity.
Most of web applications require to store data.Data can be in different forms:-videos,images,files etc.Data can be stored in Databases MYSQL Server or SQL Sever.You should know the amount of data that can be stored and the needs of your web application before purchasing the hosting service.
Bandwidth is the amount of data that web users can upload or download in a given month.
3.Domains and sub-domains allowed in one account.
Its easy to manage your websites in one account than having different accounts.Sub domains are very important when it comes to restructuring your website.
4.Host reliability and up-time
No host is 99.9% perfect but consider selecting hosting company that is highly rated.