Web Hosting Services – Comparisons

by miso on May 19, 2011

After having purchased the services of several web hosts at different times, I would like to detail the good and not so good capabilities of each one, with comparisons. Please note that web hosting services should not be confused with web registrars. Although most hosting services have the capability of registering a website for you, I have been told by many internet marketers that it is best to select one for registering your site and another for hosting your site.

I would also like to point out that web hosts featuring cpanel are the most user friendly. Cpanel is a facility that has several clickable icons for managing files, reporting web traffic, setting up wordpress blogs and several others. When clicking some of these icons you will be redirected to sites for attracting visitors, for website designers and other paid services that you might be interested in.

Host4Profit – In my experience, this hosting service was the least user friendly of any. They have a wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) design interface that I found very difficult to get along with. Perhaps at that time I was not experienced enough to use is properly. They advertise getting paid for using their service but actually this is just a form of affiliate marketing. You can add any number of additional sites to your Host4Profit service for a cost of $5.00 each per month on top of your original charge.

Hostgator – A very good hosting service that uses cpanel and provides an unlimited number of add on sites for no additional cost. They also have a facility that reports the number of visitors to your site or sites on a daily and month to date basis at a single glance.

HostPapa – Also a very good hosting service that uses cpanel and provides an unlimited number of add on sites without additional costs. They do not have the at a glance facility to report numbers of visitors but there are graphs and lists of visiting sites as you delve deeper into the clickable icons for these.

JustHost – This is a service that I have just begun using and the only thing I can report right now is that it is quite a lot less expensive than any of the other web hosting services.

HostMonster – Very similar to Host Papa with cpanel. The cost is the same as well.

Netfirms – This was the first web host that I ever used. I registered my site here and also hosted with them before I found out that I should not do that. They do not have cpanel available but everything they do have is quite user friendly including being able to create websites with WordPress. If you are not using WordPress for your sites I find that this is an excellent and inexpensive service to use for Sales Pages where no blog maintenance is necessary once the page is set up.

I hope this information is helpful to anyone seeking the best for building websites and blogs.

After retiring from the everyday work world, I now work from home with my own home business. I design web sites and create information products for sale on the internet.

Author: Eleanor McCallum
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
Digital economy, mobile technology

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