Considerations While Choosing A Website Hoster

As times have moved on, it has become essential for individuals and businesses alike to have a strong online presence. Social networks provide a good start for many, however in order to market a particular product or service or get your work noticed, an individual website is necessary.

With the vast number of website hosting companies available on the internet, it can be hard to know where to start, especially when you have to match service to cost. If you choose 1&1 as a website hoster you can expect to receive the best possible service to create a successful and cost effective website.

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Different individual needs require a different approach to website hosting but with a range of both Windows and Linux hosting packages available, 1&1 can accommodate any demand. They offer Starter, Standard, Unlimited and Business packages all of which include unlimited monthly bandwidth ensuring a secure flow of traffic.

When choosing a website hosting plan, there are many different things to consider but three of the most important aspects to understand are storage, bandwidth and security.

Storage

Storage is one of the key requirements to consider when choosing a web hosting service. Storage space is the volume of hard-disk space a website takes up on a web server. Because different websites have different storage needs, 1&1 offers a variety of different packages.

For example, an individual wanting to use the space to host a blog with simple text and images will require far less storage than a business needing an online gallery or portfolio with perhaps hundreds of high resolution photographs. 1&1 offers between 1GB and 50GB of storage space with the option of increasing this space over time should your needs change. Adding more space later on won’t affect the operational quality of your website.

Bandwidth

It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what you’re getting from each different website hosting package with the amount of different technical terms involved. A lot of companies have different bandwidth options in their packages, but what exactly is bandwidth?

Quite simply, it is the quantity of traffic that is allowed to pass between a website and the rest of the internet. Some websites may only have a few visitors but many see a lot of traffic each day and so it is important to choose a hosting company who can cope with a high volume of traffic.

Many companies put limits on bandwidth and will charge extra if this limit is exceeded meaning that you and your customers or site visitors do not receive the best service. 1&1 has worked to provide excellent network connections to enable us to offer our unlimited bandwidth service so that our customers can expect a constant and reliable flow of traffic to and from their websites.

Security

An increasing number of websites now ask users to provide them with personal information of some kind and it is very important to protect this sensitive data. Hackers are constantly trying to attack websites who offer online services to gather personal information about customers which they can then either use themselves or sell on to other illegal organizations.

1&1 prides itself on being able to offer a web hosting service that ensures that their servers and customers are protected from all security threats. When you sign up to a web hosting service you place your trust in that company and we have a policy to make sure that this trust is never broken. Our expertise in server management means we are able to prevent hackers from compromising our service and solve any newly arising security threats.

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