People start a Hosting business for various reasons. Some treat it as a second source of income. Some prefer it as a Run from home type of job. Some choose it for its reasonably low startup costs.
[Average size of your web hosting resellers page(s) + any graphics included within] * [number of visitors you expect each day * number of pages each visitor will view] * [30 days in a month] = Total Monthly Data Transfer Usage.
At this moment, cgi scripts catch my attention. Cgi is short for Common Gateway Interface. They need a bit of tweaking in order to work because they must run on the web server on the host. Recently I had the chance to install a cgi script on a server. It took me a few days of tweaking and communication before it worked, as it should. They are not for the faint-hearted beginner. But once the beginner has acquired the necessary knowledge, these scripts shouldn’t be a problem to install. Once they work, you can forget about them, because they will run by themselves, automatically.
Scripting Languages: You should make sure that your hosting plan supports all the scripting languages that are used in your web application. For example, if your site is created using PHP and Perl, than you must make sure that your host supports both, PHP as well as Perl. Another example is that you cannot use Linux host for websites created in ASP. Also, make sure to look at the version of scripting languages supported by your host. This is extremely important as some scripts written in PHP 5, do not work in PHP 4.
And if you can’t find your host mentioned anywhere, simply ask! Registration is usually free and so many people read the reliable reseller web hsoting services boards that you should get an answer quickly.
Disk Space: A few years ago each hosting plan offered a different amount of disk space. Today that’s not the case, most reliable web host offer unlimited storage, therefore verify that your host selection offers the same or move on to another choice.
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