Sunday, January 09, 2005

Day 3 -- Hosting

Welcome back to the 7 day "starting your work at home business" course.

Today we will be talking about how to find a host for your website.

After you have chosen several good domain names (discussed in Day 2), you should narrow it down to just one. After you have registered it, you should begin the next step with your online home business.

What is the next step? ... Getting A Web Host to host your website!

Ok so you may be saying, "what exactly is a web host?"

You are in luck because I am going to tell you....

The definition of a web host is... a service that allows you to upload and store a sites HTML documents and other related files on a Web server.

However, in everyday terms, it's the way that anyone in the world can actually access your website.

If you don't have a web host to host your domain and website, you won't be able to proceed. As you can see, it is a very important step in starting an online work at home business.

Here are some good things to think about when searching for a web host...

1) Speed

If you are worried about the speeds that a viewer can see your site (you should be), then you need to consider how fast the hosts servers are.

2) Customer Support

Support is another important issue to consider when shopping for a good web host. Hosts offer a variety of customer support options, such as... 24-hour toll free number, 24-hour email help, Frequently Asked Questions pages, and help forums. The more options they have for support, the better it is for you if something goes wrong or you can't figure something out.

3) Reliability

The reliability of a host is one of the most important things to look for. Be sure that your host has several backup systems in case something goes wrong with the main servers.

A general rule of thumb is to make sure your web host has at least a 97% uptime guarantee. So, if you find that your site is "offline" more than 3%, they will offer money back, or something else of equal value, to keep you satisfied.

Lucky for you, you won't need to go in search for a good web host. Why Not? Because I have already done the majority of the work and found the very best ones for online work at home business owners.

Here they are...

Third Sphere Hosting:

Host 4 Profit:

New Web Site:

My #1 top recommended choice of them is definitely Third Sphere Hosting because of all the extra marketing goodies you have access to. Plus, they also give you a way to accept credit cards on your site and a whole bunch of other things (too many to list here). Of all the different webhosts I have used thirdsphere is definitely my favorite.

Okay, that's all for today. Be sure to come back in a few days for Part 4 of the "starting your work at home business" course.

Until then, have a great night!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg

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