If you want to publish a website or a blog, you also have to decide at the beginning which host to choose.
When we were inexperienced in this field and were searching for different hosts via Google, it was difficult to decide where to host a site because of the multitude of providers.
Moreover, we were not clear about which services of the different packages to consider. After a few years of experience, this is no longer a problem.
Now let’s take a quick look at the term host or provider: it is a service provider that provides you with web space, i.e. storage space, for your website(s) where you can upload and save your website files.
Meanwhile, there are also many free web space providers. If you want a professional web presence and plan to have more sites, you should give these offerings a wide berth. First of all, you don’t have a real internet address here, as the provider only allows you a domain name according to a specific scheme and secondly, these providers display advertisements on your website, which doesn’t look very professional for your internet presence.
Additional services like databases, PHP 5 etc. do not exist anyway. And you need at least one database for using WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and other applications.
You should be able to afford a webspace, after all many offers are really cheap with about 5 € per month.
Important characteristics of a web space
Web space of at least 2000 MB
Multiple FTP accesses
Minimum 20 email accounts (IMAP/POP3) and sufficient email storage (1-2 GB)
Available domains, i.e. the ability to run multiple domains on the same web space
Multiple MySQL 5 databases
Comprehensive statistics such as traffic monitoring and web statistics
Easy Application Installer, i.e. easy and free installation of software at the touch of a button such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, xt:Commerce etc.
Full support, especially free email support, even better, if free phone support is also offered
Easy upgrade to more powerful and efficient packages
Recommended Hosts or Provider
There are hosting companies and providers that convince with good offers and many features. Support is also important, because at some point you will definitely need it.
And if you can only reach them by phone via a paid hotline or if they don’t communicate in a friendly or competent way, then the cheapest web space or other features are of no use.