Here you are, ready to purchase your website hosting. It’s a whole new world full of unrecognizable phrases and a bunch of features you don’t understand. You are probably in this gray haze of a place where you are trying to figure out why you even need the hosting to begin with. You just want your website to go live. Here are 3 things you should know before purchasing your website hosting.
1.What is hosting?
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2.What is Bandwidth and Disk Space?
Knowing what bandwidth and disk space is should be the main determining factor in deciding if you want to purchase the package. Bandwidth is level of traffic and data allowed to travel and transfer between your site, users, and the internet. For example if a company is offering 1GB of bandwidth, it’s pretty much saying basic your site can hold around 1000 visitors per month on your site (this number can vary depending on the size and interaction required of your site).
Disk Space is the amount of space you have to store your website files. The average basic website is no more than 512MB. If you plan on storing downloadable files, you may want to consider a package that gives you over 5GB of storage space.
3.Additional Features? What else does the website hosting offer other than bandwidth and disk space? Some additional features you may want to consider are email addresses, website backup, website statistic tracking, and website search engine registration. These features are all offered with Yesmam.net Hosting and Maintenance but if you choose another website hosting company, be sure to ask “what else do I get with my package”.