Creating first website

  manrow 23:54 11 Dec 2010

What are the most important features I need to look at when choosing the hsoting site for a new and first website?

  Forum Editor 00:48 12 Dec 2010

1. Uptime guarantees

2. Control panel facilities - free software, cgi bin files, number of mySQL databases, mailboxes, mail forwarding, mail forwarding, FTP accounts, auto-responders, etc.

3. Cost

4. Bandwidth limitations on the package

  manrow 14:27 12 Dec 2010

Apologies for being so naive on this subject, but could you pleasee explain how i find the answers to the areas you have suggested?

  manrow 20:09 12 Dec 2010

manrow, I am not sure that uptime guarantees are quantifiable - click here

  Forum Editor 23:01 15 Dec 2010

an uptime guarantee is important, in that it will form part of the contract you have with the web host. If your site goes offline for 12 hours without explanation you would have grounds to say that you relied on the guarantee when making the decision to purchase the hosting package, and although the hosting company may introduce all kinds of reasons why it's not liable it's better than nothing.

All other things being equal, go for a company that provides an uptime guarantee.

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