How To Choose The Best Web Hosting For Your Website

So you’re thinking of having a new website designed for you, but you’re unsure about the different types of website hosting available and which is right for you?

What Is Web Hosting?

Web Hosting is the space located on a server where your website files are stored. When you visit a web page on your device, it will connect to the server that holds the website files and then retrieve the required files to display the page you’re visiting. You cannot run a website without hosting, and there are many different options and hosting packages available, so let us find out together how to choose the best one for you.

Free Hosting Packages

You have probably already noticed that there are many free web hosting packages available. Although they are very tempting, you need be aware of their limitations.

In the World of Web, something that is advertised as “Free” is often used to entice visitors into using their services, but can come with unwanted extras. You may find that free Hosting Providers place distracting adverts on your website to help fund the running costs of their servers. Although they would usually provide a free domain with your free hosting, such as “”, this usually is very long and contains the provider’s name within it, not working alongside your branding.

Free hosting providers usually offer only a very limited and basic hosting service (unless you opt-in for their paid hosting) that would most likely not be applicable for running your modern website. This often results in certain websites not working as expected and very heavy load speed times, of which because you are not paying for their services, their customer service team would not provide the help you require.


Paid Hosting Packages

There are many paid hosting companies that provide hosting for websites, but how do you know which one is right for you? That naturally depends on the type of website and its size, as well as expected traffic volumes. If you expect a lot of traffic onto your website, it is highly advised to invest more money into your web hosting so it can deal with larger traffic volumes. You may also require particular software for your website, as the popular website platform WordPress requires certain server settings to run effectively.

Another important factor to consider is hosting uptime. You need reliable hosting to run a successful business. You do not want unhappy visitors that are not being able to view your website because your hosting is down. Check online and do some research to avoid hosting companies with a bad reputation.

It is common to start on a shared hosting with a small package. In most of the cases, this will be suitable for a lifetime of the project. But if your plan is to grow large, make sure you will have the option to upgrade if needed.

Some things appear to be obvious, but it’s better to know what you are paying for exactly as there are so many vague terms, which can turn against you and result in additional costs or even your website being disconnected. Also, be wary of additional costs and services your hosting company may offer you, as you may find that you do not require everything that the hosting provider offers.

Other Things To Consider

In this article, we mentioned the main factors when choosing the most appropriate hosting provider. However there are other considerations that are equally as important, but may not apply to every case.

You might want to double check with your hosting provider about their server security, email accounts, backup options and how easy their control panel is to operate. If you would like to include emails with your hosting, such as [email protected], then it is highly advised to check if this is included and if there are any additional costs involved (as well as how many email accounts you can create). It may also be worth knowing that usually renewal prices are higher than the original deal, so get familiar with these at the start.


Just remember, if you see a hosting package that is cheaper than others, your website may not actually be compatible with that hosting, but at the same time, a highly priced hosting package might be suitable for running your website but may offer additional extras that you do not require.

Overall, some hosting packages will suit you more than others, but set your priorities and hopefully, after reading our article you will be a little more clued up and be able make your correct hosting decision.

If you would require further information and help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending us a message via our online contact form.

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