Choosing the right website for you.
Building your own website can be confusing for the first time. Where do you get a domain name? Where do you host your site? What tools are you going to use to build your site? It's hard to make these decisions from the start.
Today, we're going to jump into one of the most underrated topics of website building but also one of the biggest headaches of web design. Website hosting.
How hosting your website without a plan can be painful?
Having your website hosted with another person's accounts can cause long-term issues, if that developer change careers or goes bankrupt and can't afford to host your website anymore, your website can get taken down and you will not have a chance to recover it.
Also you can fall into the trap of getting hosting services that don't provide what you need. This is the case if you need to host multiple websites or you need to store A LOT of data. And can also be the case if you have hosting that doesnt allow you to install the CMS builder you need to actually build out your website, or it takes a lot of extra steps to get it done.
So here are my tips:
Own your own hosting account!
Keep your hosting and domain within the same account. It makes everything easier to connect the two.
Get hosting that allows you to do a one click install for WordPress, Drupal or any other CMS tool you wish to use.
Purchase your hosting annually not monthly.
Understand the different types of hosting - small businesses might want to use shared hosting but enterprise level or startups may want dedicated servers. There are 4 main types: