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Monday, December 8, 2008

Web Hosting....

With owning my own message board/website a lot of work goes into it. One of the most important things besides your domain name pick is your host. Most people think it's a pretty simple thing, you find the cheapest host for the best value and stick with that. They're dead wrong.

Most of the times the cheapest host isn't the best. Because it's so cheap a lot of different sites are probably using it and your downtime will more than likely be pretty substantial because of so many sites being hosted on the same server. You want to find a host thats going to work for you, keep your site on-line and functioning well even when there are high server loads.

One of the best things to do when searching for a host for your website is to research, research, research. Ask other site owners with sites similar to yours how their traffic is and who they're using as their host. Check out different sites that compare the best web hosting places, and read the reviews and see what each offers.

It's not an easy decision, but one of the most important ones. No one wants to go to a website that has a slow lag all the time, or doesn't function easily or fast. Make the right decision, not just the cheapest one. Sometimes the old saying “You get what you pay for” is true, very true!

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