If you are ready to get your website up and running for your blog, product, or business, then you are on track to finding a web hosting service. Any business, blogger, or seller of products will want or require a website to keep their name out there. When it comes to websites, it is easier to find a good web hosting service online where you can pay to have your site managed. But the trick is finding affordable web hosting services.
Different web hosting sites will charge you different rates for different features. Also, you need to take web traffic into account. You will be paying more if more people visit your site. A basic web hosting service may charge $15.00 to $30.00 for a site that does not have a high traffic flow. That price would be a monthly reoccurring cost. You may be able to find a cheaper hosting site or even a free hosting site, but the features will lack. Free sites may only offer you a few different templates you have to choose from and may charge you for each additional page you add.
Be prepared for high web traffic and the fees for it if you have a popular product or service. The more visitors you have to your site, the more you will be charged. This is because the company that you are web hosting through will require that you pay for another server to maintain the speed and bandwidth of the connection for your visitors. If your site is getting more then a million visits in a day, you are going to be charged for this extra server to keep up with the flow of traffic. That can cost you anywhere between $100.00 a month, and $500.00 a month. These charges are necessary and unavoidable if your site gets that popular. Additional server is needed to allow your users to keep visiting the site at high speeds and from page to page efficiently.
Say you do not have an extra $500.00 per month to fork out on your site. You do have an alternative if you’re looking to avoid the high costs. But with out the high price comes high maintenance on your part. If you want to web host on your own, you will need a second, or even third computer in some cases to act as a server for traffic. Just as the web hosting sites make you pay a fee for an extra server, you would have to provide your own to keep the site maintained. Also, you could see additional fees from your internet service provider from hosting. Also, your electric bill may be higher, as your servers will need to remain on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Web hosting can be fun, and a great way to keep your business up and to run, just always take into mind the cost and maintenance to do so.