Deciding on which website builders to use creates confusion and havoc for some people who are just starting out. They are often allured by companies who set you up with their builder options and then once you have created your site you realize that for you to do the things you need on your site, you need to upgrade to their other services and higher cost hosting. There are some things you should look for before starting your site and comparing.
What To Do First:
Do a little research before building your site. There really is only 2 things necessary for you to have a web presence. I know it sounds simple, but all you need is a site and a location to put it, or quite simply, a host. The real issue that people struggle with is whether they should get the web builder first and then host it, or subscribe to a host who has a builder.
Unless you are looking for something real specific, I suggest finding a good shared hosting plan and reputable hosting company that offers a free web building option. I have found way too many times that if you select the web building options first, your hosting option may not be want you want it to be.
Make sure that you have a good amount of template options to choose from. To give you a few examples, let’s look at Hostgator. With their low-cost monthly plan you can choose from 4,500 free templates that goes along with their free web building. Nice! And with the great designers out there today, you can look like an absolute pro with the exceptional templates that are being offered. It’s a great way to have a good web presence.
As far as a shared hosting plan versus a dedicated plan, for the majority of us, the shared hosting plan is what you want. If you are committed to having a separate I.P. address and S.S.L. for more security then go for the dedicated plan, otherwise, stick to the shared hosting plan. With all the choices in todays market, you can have all the bells and whistles you need to build your site with the template you need. They are easy to use and the choices are abundant.
Making Your Decision:
Look at everything that is out there and compare. The first item of business for you should be to find a good hosting company that has excelled at customer service and 24/7 technical support. There is a good list of them out there. In addition to a low monthly hosting expense, your options to build a great site are part of the package. You can look like a pro web designer for around $3.50 per month. Don’t be stressed out or lose any sleep when it comes to your options, just select a good hosting company that brings the whole package.
Annika Quaid is a contributing columnist for “The Hosting Wizard”. She has extensive knowledge in SEO, marketing and online business. Read more about Website Builders and Hosting by touring her site now and compare the best website hosting options.