Alright, today we’re going to learn how to properly choose a webhost: most people are very casual about this when they do it for the first time, and, believe me, this is a mistake.
This is because if you choose the wrong host you’re not going to know about it for a while and when you find out a year or so later you’re already going to have a pile of content and possibly multiple websites on this host and it will be a royal pain in the ass to change over to another host (moving all your sites, especially if your web host is also your domain registrar, including all the content, custom settings, widgets, and databases will be complicated, messy, and there’s a good change you’ll lose data in the process). Trust me, I know 😥 .
I’ve got an awesome video here from C|NET, a very reputable source, and he makes some really excellent points–especially about what the most important things to look for in a host are. I’ve been through literally
|over a dozen hosts since I started my first website over a decade ago and only a few have been truly outstanding, there’s a short list of them immediately below the video (don’t just take my word for it: check them out for yourself using the|
criteria he teaches you, if for no other reason so that you learn how to do it). Here’s what you need to know: