Finding A Web
Host - By Hans
Locating the proper web hosting company for
your business is NOT a chore to be taken lightly...
As I've built a number of websites for
customers over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to sample
a number of web hosting companies. I'd like to invite you to take a
moment to learn from my experience in this area.
The following information contains everything
I wish I had known before I made the critical decision of where to host
my customer's and my own web site.
The Facts Of Web
Basically, web hosting services fall into
one of 3 categories:
At first glance, there is no simple choice
especially for the "new to the web". You may be tempted to save a few
bucks when signing up with a web host provider. ( I certainly was until
I learned from my mistakes!) Let me explain why this decision deserves
- Free, no frills, someone else's
domain, 1-5 pages or a few meg of storage, no real support.
- Budget, free set up, under $30/mo.
This is the option I chose more than once, until I wised up.
- Full service, nominal set up fee,
$35+/mo., 24 hr. 7 day live response support. A must for serious
Choice one above is excellent for personal,
family, hobby or club, and "for fun" web mastering - not for serious business.
In order to operate a profitable business online, you will require more
control of your web site and definately ownership of your own domain name.
Without a professional appearance, a business
loses credibility instantly and has a strike against it before it even
However, if you are an existing or developing
small businesses (both online and offline) who would be interested in
establishing a free and immediate Internet presence, and prefer to test
your online idea without investing on paid services yet, then you might
want to consider WSMcafe. Click here for free
Choice two above looks, at least on the surface,
to be a good choice. After all, most of the low-cost web hosting companies
"promise" free tech support. However, there is a big problem with many
of these companies that you do not learn about until it is too late. The
fact is, they simply cannot deliver on their promise. Their low rates
and constant customer turnover simply do not allow for the proper staffing
required to deliver on this promise of "support".
What you are left with is a level of support
and assistance far below what most small businesses require to prosper
online. (I know this first-hand, as one such popular low-cost host left
my entire site dead for over a week!) The simple fact is, web hosting
companies of this category will actually COST you more money in downtime
and time consuming non-support than you could ever save with their low
High Quality Web Hosting
Which brings us to choice three - Professional,
high quality web hosting. Oh, you'll pay a little more monthly, but the
fact is, in business, just as in life, you get what you pay for. This
adage rings true in web hosting as well. If you are serious about your
business and more importantly, your time, consider starting at the top.
Use a web hosting company that will be
ready to help you - any hour of the day, any day of the week. Make sure
you also get web based site management - instead of just FTP, and the
most current technology available online, like Apache web server, Linux,
NT, Fast T3 lines, Java, stat reporting, RealAudio, Real video, and
your own web search engine.
Now that you have the facts, I invite
you to join our growing mass of "web wise" customers at Adgrafix. Featuring
24hr. "Live tech support" where you can even see who is on-duty, a proven,
flawless service reputation, and the most current technology on the
web - including Web Site Managerô - a graphical web management interface
makes FTP management a thing of the past.
Simply put, Adgrafix offers the best web
hosting on the Internet. I wouldn't trust my own web-site with any other
host - and neither should you. Visit the Adgrafix Site Next and get
all your questions answered ! Click on the link below.
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At Adgrafix, you get more than just innovative
web hosting. Every new customer that comes on board can become part
of a lucrative reseller plan - at no additional cost. Why just pay your
web host every month, when your host can be paying you? They will pay
you for every new customer you bring to them. A full 25% of their monthly
charges, month after month. Try to find another host where you can earn
your hosting fees back every month and then some! They will even set
up a free reseller site for you!