Of course there are a lot more than 5 steps to building a website. While your business deserves a great website, you’re not in business to build great websites. This series will give you a starting point so you can either run your site yourself, or feel confident in looking for and selecting someone to do it for you.
First off, a web host is a company that stores the files that are a website. They need to be on a server that can be accessed through the Internet so people can view your site. You could do this yourself, from your place of business, but it’s much easier to pay a company to host, secure, and manage those servers.
So what do you want in a web host? These are the top qualities I look for:
I’ve been using SiteGround for a little over 2 years. Like many hosts, they offer a great deal for the first year (starting at $3.95/month), and competitive pricing after that ($11.95/month and up). At that price, you get:
With the higher price tiers, you get additional features, like: