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Three Reasons Why You
Should Spend Some Time
Choosing a Good Website Host

 By Joel Teo

Most people spend their energies looking for a great website designer, but often neglect to choose a good website host.  For most people they start examining their web host carefully only when their website goes offline because their web host goes down.  While we cannot prevent such an occurance totally, it will help if you choose a good website host.  This article covers three reasons why you should spend some time looking for a good website host.

This article covers three reasons why you should spend some time looking for a good website host.

1. Lost of sales

Any business owner knows that when your website is down, you lose sales.  It’s that simple.  Spending time looking for a good website host with minimum downtime is important as it can allow you a good rest at night knowing that your internet sales websites is running like it should.

Mary an internet business owner had a problem with her web host and true enough the web site server went down and her ecommerce website also went down with it.  To add to her troubles, she was running a Pay Per Click Advertising Campaign with several Pay Per Click Search Engines like Google Adsense, Overture, Findwhat and she had to quickly disable all her ads until her website came online again.  She later realized that she should have spent some time looking for a website host that was not only value for money but had a good reputation.

2. Lost of Advertising Revenue

Another business model online involves advertising and content related websites.  These websites provide lots of free content but make money when people click on contextual and banner advertising on these websites.  Some popular websites have many visitors a day and the loss of advertising revenue can be staggering.

Yahoo.com in a celebrated case was down one day after a massive Denial of Service Attack.  Although it had nothing to do with a web host, we can all learn a lesson from this.  If your website is advertising supported and advertising is your main monetization income stream then, you need to choose a website host that can ensure that it stays up and has a reliable connection to the internet.

3. Inability to grow your website

Another reason to choose a website host is that when most of us first startout online, we know nothing about web hosting features and choose the cheapest deal around.  The problem with this is that the cheapest deal may not be the best deal and when you have a huge content website later and want to grow your website, you may find that your current web host is unable to provide the support for certain scripts.

John was one such internet business owner.  He wanted to add a sql database for this new script that he was to get then the reality of the cost factor hit him.  The web hosting company that he was using had only two plans and the difference in one extra website was to be $50.  He later spent some time looking online for a better website host and migrated his entire network of websites to that web host.  You may not be so fortunate, if your website is too large, sometimes it may be very difficult to migrate it to another web host.  Thus you want to spend some time thinking about the long term growth of your website before you choose a web host.

In conclusion, choosing a web host requires some serious thinking as it can limit the growth of your internet commerce business.  Hopefully the three points above have highlighted the importance of choosing a good web host and provided some examples of web hosts to avoid.

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