Updated 20th November 2018
Creating A Website – Hosting Service For Your Website
After reading number six of my series on creating an online business, I hope you found it informative and you are ready for number seven. This will be about choosing an Internet Hosting service for your website and domain names. Now remember it doesn’t matter if you have created a website for a home business or one that you need for work from home jobs. You need to have that website hosted on the internet for you.
So what is a website host? Well that is where your finished web pages will reside so that when someone types in www.yourwebsite.com they will actually see your web page displayed on their screen. They will actually be pulling the web page up from your Host. This is the company that will store a copy of your website and pages on their servers. When you acquire the name for your website it will more than likely be through them.
How To Buy Domain Name
Let’s take a minute on website names. Its always best to buy a domain name, and I strongly recommend that it be a name that coincides with the type of product or service your visitor is looking for. Why? Because it reaffirms them that they have landed on the right site for what they need. I hope that makes sense. Feel free to take a look at this one of mine as an example of what I’m talking about. Its all about earning an income from the internet from home. Get the idea?
Best Domain Hosting Service
Now back to the Hosts. What do you want in a host? Well here a few things I used to look for:
- Good track record with current users in regards to uptime
- Reasonable pricing for the amount of bandwidth you get (min 100GB)
- 24/7, 365 days support
- Step-by-step guidance if required
- The ability to put a blog on your site is a plus
- FREE domain name included with them doing all the setup work
- Ability to have more than one email address
- A wide selection of themes to choose from is another plus
You can also read some web hosting reviews and see what other people are recommending, but I think if you find the above items in a host you are off to a good start.
The cost per year is usually pretty reasonable and under $20 for a year. My host is currently offering this service for only $13 a year for your own Dot Coms. There are good deals to be found folks, so look around. The most important thing that a hosting company should be offering you is practically no down time. You need your page to load fast when a customer wants to visit, so always look for the best high speed internet providers.
This is an important step to your success, because if people can’t get to your site and get there quickly you are not going to make any money. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you do not want to go with the cheapest host you can find. If your site comes up quickly, presents itself well and takes your potential customer to exactly what they are looking for you will have a much higher chance for success.
How To SEO
I tell you more about the importance of having good SEO, by this I mean the right how to’s for keywords, landing page, and affiliate programs products on your site in other articles of this series.
It took me awhile to understand how much of a impact these seemingly small things that make up search engine optimization can have on your conversion rate. This article series can be accessed from the top menu of this page.
Please feel free to read any of them simply by hovering over the Article Series Header and choose from the dropdown. You will find a great many tips and advice on how to start your own home based business and generate an income from it.
You might also take the time to leave a comment below as well and let me and other readers know what you think. There is also a Contact Form on the right of this page. I always enjoy getting comments and messages on my website and my articles. Your feedback is important to me.
I did mention the company I’m with offers a pretty good deal on Hosting. Well I didn’t tell you all that it offers.
When you join (no credit card needed) you will receive 2 website free. The hosting is free as well and you get to choose your own free Domain Names. Not only that but you will also have the opportunity to build 25 websites in total and all for free. Of course there is an upgrade and if you take it then you are allowed 50 sites.
Click on the image below and read all about how this company can get you started for free! The menu is at the top of the screen.
Well that’s it for now folks, look out for article eight.