We're past the halfway mark for this year, and the end of the third quarter is approaching. Whether you're an individual or a business, now's the time to start analyzing the cost effectiveness of many expenses for which you pay on a quarterly or annual basis. One of these items for just about everyone in today's world is website hosting. Is yours cost effective or do you need to make a change?
What You Get For Your Money
There's an old cliche that you get what you pay for. Sometimes, however, you get less than you pay for when it comes to website hosting if you signed on to a plan when you don't understand what you need. I like to point people to WebHostingGeeks.com because they're a great resource for the average, non computer person to educate themselves about what they need from a web host.
You can start with the basics of do you need a website now with Park Your Domain or Build A Site and progress through articles that tackle the more technical aspects of websites. Everything you learn will help you make better decisions.
First though, start with their list of the Top 10 Web Hosting Sites for 2009 so you'll know who's the best based on independent reviews of web hosting providers. You'll see that prices range from cheap, under 10 bucks a month, to much higher, but, remember, you get what you pay for so make sure Cheap is all you need. By the same token, educate yourself with their articles so you'll know if you opt for expensive that you really need all those bells and whistles.
In the Internet world, it's nice to have a resource to help you make a smart decision.