Let’s talk about web hosting plans, to choose the best company of the moment.
I’m going to walk you through the five most important things you need to be aware of before you plunk down your cash on any old web hosting company.
All right. Now Web hosting comes loaded with tons and tons of features how can you know which of these features you’re going to need for your online business and which features are just kind of useless noise.
Well in this video you’re going to get three critical hosting features that you will need for your online business and you’re getting it all right now.
How’s it going. It’s great to see you. This is Jeff Blake from 10 tonne online dot com. Thanks for joining me.
As you know the deal here is that it’s all about helping you and other small business owners and creators and marketers and so on effectively and efficiently build launch and run your online businesses here.
Take the overly technical the oftentimes unnecessarily complicated and confusing and we straighten it all out and we make it all nice and simple and we have a heck of a lot of fun along the way too.
So this one is all about separating the wheat from the chaff in terms of your web hosting features.
What are you going to need for your online business. Maybe you’re running an e-commerce site or you hope to launch some kind of an online business.
What web hosting features you will need
What web hosting features are you going to need there’s tons of features and to be completely blunt and straight to the point.
Most of the features you’re not going to need. So we’re gonna do here is we’re gonna cover three of the most critical hosting features you’re going to need.
So when you’re shopping around for your web hosting for your online business you want to make sure that that web host that you’re taking a look at is going to nail these three features for you.
So stick with me all the way through the video here I’ve got lots of great content for you.
Before we get into all of it though I’ve got something else for you. Over at 10 ton online dot com forward slash free.
I’ve put together a free online obviously it’s free online video cards for you that really lays out the foundation the groundwork for you to help you set up your online business so you don’t want to miss it head on over there and enroll in your free course while I still have it available on the Web site.
OK so let’s dive right into it. Grab a pen grab a notepad. We’re gonna rush through this stuff here.
The first key critical component or aspect for your online business is web hosting is gonna be costs.
Obviously what you want here is you want to get equal or greater value in exchange for the cost of your hosting you don’t want to overpay.
How much will I pay for a web hosting
You don’t want to underpay you don’t want to pay just a few dollars a month and then wind up with hosting that’s not going to fit your needs right.
So again it’s all about getting equal or greater value in exchange for the for the monthly fee or the annual fee that you’re paying for your hosting.
You don’t want hosting that’s below your needs but you don’t want hosting that’s beyond your need.
So maybe the first thing that you should do is kind of figure out exactly what kind of Web site it is that you want to build and what hosting you might need for a site like that.
If it’s just a small simple kind of side project that you’re just kind of getting started you could get away with some simple low cost hosting.
If you have visions of monthly membership Web sites and fully integrated e-commerce you know online retail sites and things like this you might need something a little bit more heavy duty.
Now I’ve got something to help you along with this. I don’t know if you know about this or not but I have another post called the six different kinds of Web hosting.
You can actually boil down all the different kinds of Web hosting that that’s currently available down to just six different kinds.
What I’m gonna do for you is I’ll leave a link for you down below in the show notes you can go and check that out.
And I highly encourage you to do so of course to really figure out exactly what it is that you’re going to need now to give you a rough idea at least in the short term for now in terms of cost on the low end on the low end free.
You could you could go with free web hosting I guess but I wouldn’t recommend doing that for all kinds of reasons.
So probably around the four or five dollar mark on the low end up to as high as 30 dollars 40 dollars a month and beyond depending on the service depending on your needs.
OK so that’s the first key critical component of your web hosting needs is gonna be your cost. I’m going to keep on moving here right into the second critical component and that is customer service.
The best web hosting currently available provides many different points of contact for you and for I as their customers.
So I’m talking about support tickets live chat telephone email the works. What we want here is not only solid Web hosting Reliable hosting but fast friendly and accurate customer service.
I’ve been on web hosting support calls and live chats and things like this that have lasted for hours and the Web hosting that I use and that I recommend here on 10 ton is incredibly helpful.
And they’ll basically spend as long as it takes to help track down the problem and resolve your issues.
And if you’re wondering by the way about some of these different hosts that I recommend once again your show notes down below I’ll leave you a link and I have to stress here.
That the hosts that I recommend here on 10 10 I use myself and I’ve been using them for a long long time so I know they’re reliable their industry pandered hosts.
So check your show notes if you want some recommendations really here as far as customer service is concerned its peace of mind for you and I.
Better support for web hosting
Knowing that our online business is in good hands and that if there was ever a problem we can get someone on the phone we can get someone on a live chat and they’re gonna help us out and hold our hands and get that problem resolved.
OK that’s a second key critical feature for your business. Hosting the third and final feature for our online business web hosting is I kind of alluded to this a moment ago is reliability and security.
The Web hosting that you and I use for our online businesses has to be reliable. It has to be secure it has to be rock solid and it has to function correctly.
Most of the time now I’m stressing here most of the time nothing is perfect. Yes there are hiccups. Yes there are technical glitches nothing is perfect here.
But what we want is our Web site to function properly and we live on the web. Accepting payments from customers allowing customers to browse through our online stores and purchase our products and store and so on.
Ninety nine percent of the time that’s really what we’re after and related to this. The hosting that we use must keep our websites secure.
So I’m talking about keeping our sites secure from things like malware hackers viruses all this stuff that ties into the security thing.
Something else that ties into this security issue as well is data backup. We want to go with a web host that’s going to regularly frequently back up our Web site at different intervals and again all the hosts.
That I’m recommending here do regular daily site backups and these hosts that I recommend not only they do the the daily backup thing but they nail these three critical key hosting features that you and I need for our online businesses so again check your show notes if you’re interested in some recommendations.
That’s our critical hosting features or our look at critical hosting features and now you know.
And that is enough said hey you know this has been a lot of fun. Let’s not stop now I’d love to keep going with you.