The Many Features of Web Hosting

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With all of the features offered by the top web hosting companies, it can be a challenge to even know where to start. A company like IX web hosting or StartLogic is going to be rife with features. You may not even know what all of them mean, or why they should be important to you. Some of them, indeed, probably won’t be. But you’ll only know once you take the time to realize a couple of things. First, you need to learn what all of the terms mean. Second, you need to learn how each of them is applicable to your particular website aspirations. Once you know these two things, you’ll find the choice of web hosting companies to be a much clearer one. Here, simply put, is a list of features offered by the major web hosting companies, and the main applications for each of them.


Do we have to tell you why reliability is so important to your website? We should think not. Reliability may very well be the most important aspect when it comes to finding a good web hosting provider. It is the factor that will determine whether or not your website is up and running when you need it to be, after all. If you have a great website, with a great product to sell, and a great marketing strategy, it’s all for nothing if your website isn’t even there when your customers come to buy.

Disk Space and Bandwidth

These two features go together like bacon and eggs. You need to know offhand how much of each you’re likely to need. Not a precise amount, but a range. A little research can let you know how much volume of traffic and how much information you’re going to be putting on your website, and how that translates to disk space and bandwidth. Once again, you don’t want to be caught with your pants down as it pertains to either of these factors. Going over with either one can cause your website to get temporarily shut down, or it can cause your web host to charge you for going over. Either way, it’s not a good thing for your business.

Control Panel

Most every web hosting provider you go through is going to offer a control panel with which you can build and maintain your website. Some of them are good, some not so good. Usually the control panel is one of the main categories focused on by independent reviews, so make sure you take a look at those before jumping into a service.

And Finally, Price Value

Avoid long term contracts like the plague. Be wary of spending too little, on the other hand. Find out what a good, median price is for the services you want, and try to find a we