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How to pick a web hosting provider

  • Check your host doesn’t have any limits to your visitors and file sizes you upload (bandwidth & disk space).

  • Most new sites start on shared hosting which is pretty powerful these days. However, if you will have a very busy ecommerce site you may need your own dedicated server

  • Read reviews

  • Check their uptime guarantees

  • Compare costs and what extra charges you may have to pay

  • How will your domain and hosting provider help you, is there phone support, how long do they take to respond to emails (the usual form of communication)

  • Check how many emails (mailboxes) do you get for your hosting

  • Is there a control panel to save you asking for technical support everytime you need to make simple changes?

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