Here are a few items to consider when looking for a company to host your web site.
- Watch out for web hosting companies claiming unlimited bandwidth. There is a lot of fine print in their contracts and many really are not unlimited and in fact have extremely high fees if you go over your usage.
- When you choose a web hosting company, make sure you know what you are getting. Compare “Apples to Apples” (no Macintosh pun intended here). Compare such things as bandwidth, hard disk storage space, CPU speed, etc. These are all factors to consider. Does the web hosting company have a back up service? Bower Web Solutions web servers are backed up hourly.
- Free hosting for your company’s web site is NOT recommended since most offset their costs with intrusive advertisements. Buy a basic web hosting package so you can avoid those ugly banner advertisements.