Now that you've decided on and registered a domain name, you need to choose
a service to host your web pages. The web host provides you with
space for your web pages, tools to create the web pages, and support if you
run into problems.
are some factors you will want to consider in choosing a web host:
Tools: Do they provide beginner friendly web design tools, or do you
need to provide your own web design tools or
service. If they do provide tools, are they flexible enough to
meet your needs? Do they assume knowledge of HTML?
Support: Are they available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Are
they available by phone, or only by email?
How long is the subscription you are signing up for - can you cancel at
How much space do you receive for your site?
Does the web hosting include email (POP3) accounts, or are those
they make any guarantees about "uptime" - the percentage of time per
month your site will be available to customers?
people will choose standard web hosting, but if you plan to have a lot of
traffic or do not want to share a server, you can choose "dedicated web
hosting" which gives you your own dedicated server machine that the Web
Hosting company manages for you.
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