Having the right webhost to host your website is important. If you choose one that has poor support, or keeps falling over, you could be missing out on valuable players.

 

You won’t need your own server – that’s just too expensive, and for someone who is starting out, it’s more then what you will need. What we are after is a shared server or webhost.

 

When choosing a webhost, I prefer to use a webhost which is on linux / unix systems. Why? Well there are so many tools and applications out there written for the linux / unix platform to help you build your empire.

 

As you build your website you’ll find new tools which you can add to your website to help you enhance, manage and promote your website.

 

The main things to look for in a shared webhost are

 

Must Haves

 

PHP

 

MySQL

 

Cpanel / Plesk (some sort of Control Panel)

 

DiskSpace of 300Mbs or more

 

Bandwidth of 2Gbs or more

 

PHPMyAdmin

 

Webstats

 

Desirables

 

       Dedicate IP 

 

If you are able to get a dedicated IP for your website, take it, it’s well worth it!

 

Here a couple of webhost I have dealt with in the past, and can recommend them.

 

Webhosts in the US

www.hostway.com

www.ixwebhosting.com

www.jumpline.com

www.winsave.com

www.webhostingbuzz.com

www.rackspace.com

 

Webhosts in the UK

 

www.dataflame.co.uk

 

The webhosts in the US are generally cheaper than the webhosts you will find anywhere else.

 

Once you have signed up with a webhost, you will receive an email from them, giving you information on how you can setup your domain with them.


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