I am a planner. Before any trip, big purchase, or decision, I do a significant amount of research to make sure that I am getting what I am paying for and that I am not going to regret the money (and time) spent. If I am looking into vacation destinations, I compare multiple places and look at their lodging, activities, cost of travel, and amenities before I choose where I am going. If I am looking into a project for my house, as I am most weekends these days, I like to know what exactly I am going to need, how much time it will take, and what I can expect to spend. Similarly, I have never had to choose where I am going to host my website (or at least I have not had to make that decision yet), but I assume I would also want to put research into website hosts before coming to a conclusion. When you are choosing your website host, there are some things you should know before coming to a decision!
The first thing you should know is that not every hosting service offers the same benefits. Different web hosts offer shared hosting (this is when your website is loaded onto a server with many other websites), which is a good option if you want to keep your budget small. However, there are different issues you can run into with shared hosting, such as your site loading slowly or a problem with another website on your shared server causing yours to malfunction. A better option if you expect high traffic and need more bandwidth is dedicated hosting, which puts your website on its own server.
Another thing to consider is that not every hosting service offers extra security. If you are worried about the safety of your website from hackers, viruses, et cetera, a shared host with thousands of sites loaded onto one server may not be the best option for you. Should security be one thing you are not willing to skimp on, you may want to pay a little extra money to avoid a bigger problem down the road.
Finally, site backups are a vital part of your web hosting. If something happens and you are to lose or break your website, it is crucial that there is a functioning backup of your most recent version of your website available to use and restore.
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