One of the main discussion topics among webmasters and social sites (forums, blogs, chat, etc.) is hosting. It is widely argued that monthly bandwidth as well as disk space allowance catch most user’s attention because they seem like such big numbers for such a small monthly fee, and in some cases if it sounds too good to be true then, it probably is.
The most important step is to slowly read all the features offered, fee disclosures, support availability, upgrade options as well as special restrictions. It is an understatement to say webmasters should know about hosting, but the truth is that most of us start knowing virtually zero about all the tasks and concepts needed to master to be successful in our online ventures.
Since the web is a fairly new concept and it is continuously evolving, webmasters need to adapt to these changes and be constantly updated as well as synchronized with online communities, and this is exactly where the most valuable feedback form can be found. The reason message boards and blogs pull so much attention to them is the the features they offer are viral in nature, so webmasters can take full advantage of these tools to discuss the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of these services.
As most people know, the best service is always the one which provides the best support and turn around times, so it is important to research companies which fit this description, a secondary requirement is for the hosting company to provide several upgrade plans which can be adjusted according to the web site and webmaster’s needs.
Another extremely important feature which needs to be taken in consideration seriously is SEO hosting. Besides hosting, search engine optimization is always in the tip of every webmaster’s tongue. Proper search engine optimization can bring considerable traffic to a web site and increase the webmaster’s earning potential, but very little is known about SEO hosting.
When we say SEO hosting we do not imply that the hosting provider should have a ‘organic optimization services’ but to provide optional tools which can be used to create link authority among web sites. Webmasters know that links can be divided as: one-way, reciprocal or two-way, three-way, etc. The average webmaster will always have more than 2 domain names and sites associated with them but they are located in the same machine with the same IP address and one C block. SEO hosting should provide the option of having different IPs for each web site with additional C block locations, which will often help a webmaster’s link campaign.
Summarizing, the most important features which need to be found in a hosting provider are: top-notch support, SEO features, upgradeable packages and pricing.