There are certain details you’ll want to know when choosing a hosting package. A good way of comparing different packages on offer is to ask the hosting company the following questions:
How many visitors can access the site? Some hosts put limits on web site traffic and the amount of information that can be downloaded in a month. You don’t want to find yourself in the situation of successfully attracting visitors to your site only for them to be turned away by traffic restrictions.
How fast is the server? Will visitors have to wait an age to download a basic text page, or will pictures and animations load relatively quickly?
How secure is the server? This is especially important for e-commerce businesses, or sites that collect personal information. Make sure the server supports secure socket layer (SSL) security.
How much space is included? The amount of information you want to store on you site – text, pictures, video, blogs – may increase over time. Make sure you have enough space included in your package to store it all.
Will you get web analysis reports? If you want to measure your traffic, find out your sales conversion rates, and determine your visitor numbers you’ll need access to this web data.
What is the level of down-time? This is the percentage of time the web page in inaccessible to visitors. Another important thing to consider is how often the site is backed up should anything happen to the server it’s stored on.