Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Does Your Web Host Offer Unlimited Bandwith ?

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How important is unlimited bandwidth when you buy web hosting? ... This feature is very important. I imagine that most website owners use far below their quotas. But you always wonder about a spike in traffic, and how much it could cost you if, suddenly, tens of thousands of readers flock to your blog or web site to read an article, or to view a video.

Many web hosting companies have put that fear to rest, by offering unlimited bandwidth. I have been recommending as a web host for many years; now that they are offering this feature, I can continue to recommend 1and1 wholeheartedly, without any reservations at all.

When buying web hosting space, some important features to consider are:

  • Tech support and customer service
  • Cost per month
  • Uptime
  • Bandwidth allotment (unlimited is best)
  • Hosting Space allotment
  • Backup
  • Control Panel (ease of use)
  • Domain Name Registration (should be ten dollars or less per year)
  • Company (how long in business?)
  • Contact Information (do they have a physical location and a phone number?)

Before you buy, read a lot, compare features, talk with colleagues and friends.