Web Hosting is somewhere to “host” your website a home for your website and its content to live. Businesses who offer these services are call web hosting companies.
How much data can be transfered at a time. The more visitors you have the more bandwidth you will need. How much traffic do you currently recieve?
Images and Videos take up a lot of space.
Make sure you can get help 24/7. If your website crashes at an important time you need to know someone is there to help.
Many companies are based all over the World and you dont need to be worried what the time is somewhere else in the World to see if you can get assistance.
Flexibility as you expand and need to upgrade service package.
Email address for your domain name e.g firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices vary hugely so make sure you are getting what you need for the best price. How much can you afford a month?
Reliable service, great support and good performance.
Automatic backups of website and database saves you the worry of losing your data.
Free Hosting: Will have many limitations. Storage, restricted bandwidth, some no ecommerce and many require you to carry adverts over your website.
Shared Hosting: Sharing a server with a number of other sites.
Virtual Private Server (VPS): Sharing with others but fewer sites.
Dedicated Hosting: Totally flexible and not shared with anyone else.