Now that you have registered an amazing domain name, it’s time to select a hosting site to serve your public! Researching hosting sites can be confusing, but worth the time.
The type of hosting you need will be dependent upon the type of site you plan to build. Choosing single page hosting or a comprehensive package that includes database support will be the first step. So you will need to know what you plan to put on the web. An Austin Marketing Consultant can give you guidance as you navigate these uncharted waters.
Knowing the reliability of a hosting service is also important. Once your site is up, you want it to stay there! If the host has a network outage, you will be offline, and therefore unavailable. This should not happen often or for long periods. If a host site says they are 90% available, that means they are off line 72 hours a month. You do the math! You will want a host that has a 99.95% Service Level Agreement (SLA). At that rate, you might be off line about 5 minutes a week.
This is only the tip of the iceberg about hosting, but it’s a great start. Consult a marketing professional to help you select the best host for your site!