If you don’t have your business website online, then the time is now. You’re not too late to take advantage of the millions of people online looking for products, services and information every second of every day.
While you shouldn’t wait any longer to get your business on the internet, it is important that you do your research to find a great company for your business website hosting.
This article will give you the information you need to make an informed choice when choosing a hosting company.
Before you choose a host you must decide how your website will be built. This is a critical choice that needs to be made first so that you can choose a host that will support your method of website development.
There are many ways to build a website and if you don’t know how, then I would recommend you seek the advice of someone who does. Most website designers have a preference and a specialty. For example, my preference and specialty as a website developer is to use WordPress. WordPress is a free software program that is so easy to install and use that anyone can be posting to their website within a matter of minutes after setting up their hosting. While it takes only minutes to set up it should be noted that customizations and all the extras many website owners require does take some time.
So let’s say you’ve decided to take my advice and you want to build a website with WordPress. The next thing you need to do is find a business website hosting company that supports WordPress. Better yet, you can find companies that have an easy install of WordPress right from their control panel.
Here’s what you’re looking for:
1. A hosting company that hosts WordPress through either Simple Scripts or Fantastico (my recommended host is Bluehost).
2. A hosting company that has a cpanel.
Cpanel is where you or your website developer will log-in to install WordPress. It is also where many other major things, to do with your website, occur such as:
– Email setup
– Website statistics tracking setup
– Domain name forwarding
– Email forwarding
– File Manager
– Website space and bandwidth monitoring
If you are interested in building more than one website over the course of your online business ventures then you may also want to consider a hosting company that offers multiple domain hosting. This means that you will pay just one price to host any number of websites.
There you have some tips for finding a great host if you want to build a website with WordPress. If you are looking to build a website with any other format then I highly suggest you figure out what you need for your website program first and then find a host so you get exactly what you need.
Just remember that while setting up a professional website takes planning and patience it doesn’t have to take forever to build! If you want to learn how, then I invite you to join me as I teach you in my online video, webinar and email coaching program everything you need to know about creating great business websites and blogs with WordPress.