Many web hosting companies offer domain registry on top of 1-click installs of content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. For the quickest way to get your website live, choose a host that offers both.
Some of the more popular choices are GoDaddy and Bluehost, and are usually a more economical option. If your site will rely heavily on traffic from SEO, then you need to make sure your hosting plan will support a website that loads quickly. The website design will have the largest effect on site speed, but a good web hosting plan is also crucial to your website loading quickly.
Quality Web Hosting Features
There are many different choices for web hosting providers, and you need to consider a few things when choosing one.
Do they offer 24/7 support, a ticketing system, and online chat?
Some providers offer a caching system that should make your site run faster.
Amazon AWS and Google Cloud web hosting are leaders among hosting providers, powering the largest websites on the web. However, they are not very user friendly. Unless you can manage an Amazon AWS server we recommend a managed web hosting platform.
Choosing a Hosting Plan
Most hosting companies will offer different plans depending on the bandwidth you are using or the traffic that you are receiving. The more bandwidth your website needs, the the more money you will need to pay for hosting. In short, your cost for your website hosting will be based on the amount of traffic that your website receives. If your website will simply be for advertising your services or pointing users to your physical location a basic plan from most providers will suffice. Keep in mind that if your website grows you can always upgrade your plan later on.
Shared Vs Dedicated Hosting
Shared Hosting allows for multiple websites to “share” or be hosted on a single web server. Dedicated hosting is a single server dedicated only to one website. Dedicated hosting all but guarantees your website will have the bandwidth necessary for anticipated traffic amounts.
Gulfside Digital is based in Fort Myers, Florida. We specialize in web design as well as planning and executing marketing campaigns. From a minor website development tweak to building high converting landing pages we aim to deliver value, transparency, and timeliness on every project.