When choosing a good hosting site, you have to first decide the level of hosting services you want. Free hosting, from the word itself “free”, requires no payment from the subscriber. For shared servers, the average prices for hosting sites, ranges from $2 to $5 per month. There are some hosting sites that offer extra perks and privileges where you will need to add extra payment of $5 or more. The average prices for hosting sites for virtual private servers require payment of $30 to $40 per month for every account. Dedicated servers pay a lot more because a physical server is being offered to them. They pay approximately $79 to $399 per month.
When you have finally decided on the level of hosting services, you can now choose among the many hosting companies out there. Shared hosting companies are usually the most common type of web service page-makers get. A lot of hosting companies may offer large disk space and bandwidth. But do not be fooled by them. Most companies offer more space and bandwidth that you can possibly use. Aim for the more important aspects when choosing a hosting site.
Customer support is hard to evaluate because one customer representative may be different from another. You can only read reviews about the customer support of these hosting companies. There are also certain features that are offered but you don’t necessarily need. Read their offers carefully and look for the specific feature you might need. Most hosting sites offer the standard features like, PHP, Perl, MySQL, control panel and email.
Although, there is no hosting site that offers 100% reliability on its uptime, you have to take note that the performance of a web hosting site is the most important. It is essential to read reviews and check websites powered by certain hosting companies to assess which fits what you need.
The average prices for hosting sites may go down to less than $2 because of the discount coupons and promos that some of servers offer. But do not fall for them unless you are assured of the performance and customer support that you will get.
Many of the reviews that I have read preferred “green servers” or servers that are run by environmental energy and not by equipment or computers that emit CO2 that can contribute to global warming. The average prices for hosting sites, like “green servers” ranges from $3.50 to $4.95. Some of these “green servers” offer discount coupons of up to 25% discount.