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Today it seems everybody wants their own website. If you are one of those people, then here are the nuances. It’s not so easy to design one. You content need to be catchy, and you have to find some good web hosting.

There are sites like Angelfire and Yahoo who offer free hosting plans. They have an easy setup and it’s free of charge with very few limitations. But usually when something is free, it has a few faults or drawbacks. You will get the basic minimum when it comes to features. You total website potential is very minimal. Also some free hosts will expect you to add on some popups or banners, which can be both irritating and detrimental to the success of your site. Your bandwidth may be very limited as well, so if you should happen to be able to get lots of traffic to your site, the site may be disabled, until the traffic goes down again. So people new to web hosting many times opt for the free hosting and learn all the basics about how it works. Some websites are not intended to make money, such as online journals, and this is a good opportunity for learning. Then you can find some paid web hosting down the road.

There are tons of places for obtaining paid web hosting online. They won’t cost you a lot of money, but there will be a charge. The cost will depend on what services they provide. You also can find what they call ‘budget’ web hosts. They claim they can offer very good services for only one dollar a month, which seems a bit to digest in the belief department. And the catch here is that they really aren’t so good. They aren’t going to impress your visitors because they’re too plain looking.

Most usually these kinds of extremely low priced services just give you poor service. They claim to offer email support around the clock, but it’s hard to get a fast answer from them. And the answered ones are mostly jibberish and garbled and are not help at all. There may be times when your site is down weeks at a time, and you still don’t get any notification of why. They’re just not reliable or dependable. So now we come to the good ones, the paid web hosting. You can also find some mid-range priced web hosting, that may charge you around eight dollars per month. They can provide you with about 90% satisfaction. Their monthly bandwidth limits are high, and most websites can’t exceed them. If that should happen though, the website will be temporarily shut down and you can be charged extra for your trouble.

But the top end web hosts are extremely popular and most people are usually around 99% to 100% satisfied with them. The cost for these can run around $50 per month, but most people find this well worth it. Their support is very efficient and dependable, and they know how to deal with traffic issues. They are loaded with a lot more features. If you can afford it, this is the way to go.

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