If you have any kind of business, you need a website. There is no way around it. A company without a web presence is missing out on some serious opportunities; an attractive, informative Web presence is a key to drawing in potential clients or customers. Let's face it, you are not legitimate without having an internet address for your company. Being where you belong translates into more money for your business. Choosing the right website hosting service is essential to online success. With TBHWebTech help we can help you make the right choice and choose the right size affordable web services to get you going. TBHWebTech helps you all the way with this process.
The first step is to decide what type of Web hosting you need. Hosting is the process of storing your website's files onto servers and deliver them to your readers' and customers' browsers to be viewed. Our company hosting services have multiple plans, varying by amounts of monthly data transfers, storage, email, and other features. Payment options allow you to save money (month-to-month payments vs. saving more with annual payments). Our friendly ordering system let you choose just the right size plan and feature package to fit your budget.
TBHWebTech offers different types of hosting, including shared, virtual private server (VPS), and dedicated hosting. Shared hosting is good for users who want an affordable hosting package but understand the traffic and data limits that define the packages. VPS hosting is great when you need more power and traffic capacity than shared hosting. but don't want to deal with dedicated hosting's prices. Dedicated hosting, on the other hand, is both powerful and pricey; it's reserved for sites that experience incredibly high levels of traffic per day. Managed WordPress hosting is for those who want to build their sites themselves on the back of the popular WordPress content management system (CMS), but don't want to bother with a lot of the backend stuff (such as updating the apps and CMS, and enabling automatic backups).
If you're not sure of the type of hosting your business will needed, start small with shared Web hosting. You can always graduate to a more robust, feature-rich package of, say, VPS hosting or even dedicated hosting in the future. Our Platforms are all in one custom built solutions, where you get everything out of the box to run your business. Consider how much you expect to grow your website, and how soon, before you commit to anything longer than a one-year plan. It's worth spending the time up front to make sure that the host you select with is able to provide the growth you envision for your site, as switching Web hosting providers midstream is not a trivial undertaking.
Once you decide you price range, you need to consider how long you'll need Web hosting. If it's a short-term project—say, less than a month or two—you can typically receive a refund should you cancel your hosting within 60 days. Some companies offer 30-day money-back guarantees, others offer 90-day money-back guarantees. Once again, it's beneficial to do your homework.
The Features You Need
Many Web hosts offer limited features in their starter packages and then expand the offerings (sometimes tremendously) for higher-tier plans. Read the small type to make sure the plan you are selecting offers what you need. If you need a site builder application to design your website, make sure that the low-cost Web host you are picking actually comes with a site builder. Many of them require you to pay for the builder as a separate add-on. Website builders usually don't cost a lot of money, but if you can find a Web host that includes one for free, that's money in your pocket. And, from TBHWebTech it is integrated with any hosting service you order from us. Our website builder comes standard with our shared hosting packages. We are about providing you with that smooth, supported experience.
You also want a Web host with 24/7 customer support—if not by phone, then at least by chat. Forums, knowledge bases, and help tickets are all well and good, but sometimes you just need to communicate with another human to get things ironed out as quickly as possible. That said, not all 24/7 customer support teams are created equally. TBHWebTech staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, the best customer support squads.
When it comes to server operating systems, Linux is typically the default option. Still, some services offer a choice of Linux or Windows hosting. If you have specific server-side applications that require Windows, such as SQL Server or a custom application written in .NET, then you need to make sure your Web host has Windows hosting. But don't let the idea of a Linux host intimidate you. Nowadays, most Web hosts offer a graphical interface or a control panel to simplify server administration and website management. Instead of typing at the command line, you'll click easily identifiable icons.
Windows hosting is oftentimes a few dollars more expensive than Linux hosting, especially in the dedicated server area. That's not always the case, but it's something you should be aware of as you shop around.
Uptime, Uptime, Uptime!
The aforementioned features are valuable to the Web hosting experience, but none matches the importance of site uptime. If your site is down, clients or customers will be unable to find you or access your products or services.
Recently, we've added uptime monitoring to our review process, and the results show that most Web hosts do an excellent job of keeping sites up and running. Web hosts with uptime issues are heavily penalized during the review process and are unable to qualify for our top ratings.
Some Additional Information
One thing we learned in reviewing the services listed here (and many more) is that even though the packages are very similar, they are not identical. Some are more security-focused than others, offering anti-spam and anti-malware tools. Not all hosting companies are created equal. Go with the leader, go with TBHWebTech.