To have an online presence for your business, you first need to find a web hosting company. When it comes to web hosting companies, there are zillions of companies who claim to offer you a wide range of features and options for you. It is really difficult to distinguish a good hosting company from such a large number of companies. When shopping around for web hosting company, you need to take these major factors into consideration.
Be prepared to phone around for quotes. Not all web hosting companies are created equal and there are some fantastic providers of this service out there. Know the right kind of questions to ask. For example, what are your ongoing monthly costs? If you need to increase your product range and your web hosting needs increase, what could you expect in terms of additional charges?
If we compare Windows against Linux, we can note one thing: Linux can handle more processes that runs simultaneously at the same time being much better than Windows. Windows becomes unstable when running many processor on a single machine.
Think about the charges online movies that they are incurring just by having their domain name, their web-hosting, their advertising, etc. They’ve to offset these costs somehow; no less than the sites are up-front about how they’re earning money.
Data transfer (band width): This deals with the amount of bytes transferred from your site when it’s visited. Some companies offer “unlimited bandwidth”, but be wary… there can still be charges for ‘overage’.
The next step is to determine the content that your website will have based on your goals and audience. It is not necessary to write the content at this point, but to plan what information you will publish on your website. At this point, and before producing the content, you should also start thinking about search engine optimization.
This might be a very good reason to choose Linux, but in my opinion, a server can perform very well regardless of the operating system: Windows or Linux. Its all up to system administrators and server hardware.
Once you have chosen the right one, take note of your domain name account’s username and password if the domain name registration was a separate package from that which you have subscribed to from your current Web hosting provider. When you actually transfer hosting providers this information will be used in logging in to your new account. This is like transferring your house (domain name) to another location (server). Your new provider will assist you in the transfer so this will not be difficult.