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Hosting a new online business requires the best service out there. Its important to consider what your goals are, how fast you want your online business to grow and what package can support that without future problems. If your business depends on traffic and the number of visitors, it is even more important to do due diligence on any hosting service provider before you make that final decision to trust them with your data and business as whole. Do not compromise on the quality of service your online business needs. It may cost you in the future when your startup is growing and needs all the resources to keep it online.
Depending on your needs as a startup, you may opt for a shared space, dedicated server or vps(virtual private server). Again depending on your needs consider which one best suite your business needs. Seeking technical assistance in this direction is very helpful. Each of those packages mentioned above has its pros and cons. One of your greatest concerns should be reliability. Your new online startups needs to be stable at all times especially when you begin your marketing campaigns.
A hosting service with a reputation for great quality customer service should be on your list of hosting providers to consider among other factors. No matter the service you sign on to, be sure about their customer service. Problems may come along the way and you need the quickest response to fix them. Without a great customer support, you may loose your clients or dedicated visitors who may visit your site constantly.
Price may be a concern in the beginning as a new startups. You may not be able to afford the biggest and fastest resources right from the day of launch, but even with that you can always find the best out there within your budget to start with. If you compromise on price you will again run into problems as far as reliability is concerned. Some hosting review sites do provide great comparison on price and resources you can have. Take a close look at the various price plans and their associated resource allocations. Choose carefully with your future plans in mind.
Some hosting providers that offer unlimited disk space and data transfer for shared hosting accounts will restrict the amount of memory (RAM) and processor (CPU) you can use. If there is a technical founder among you, its crucial that he or she find all these issues that could arise in the future and choose a hosting provider carefully. You don’t want unpleasant surprises in the future when you need to concentrate on creating and growing your business.
Most startups consider their development platforms now and the future before making a decision on the hosting provider. Your current platform (PHP, ASP, C++, Java, Ruby etc) will most likely affect your final choice. Good luck and I hope you will be happy you made that choice or you are satisfied with current hosting provider.