There are numerous web site hosting companies available everywhere, with all different kinds of operating systems and different types of services. I can work on most of them but instead of trying to explain all of them to you. I am going to tell you what kind of web site hosting service I prefer.
I prefer a Linux server with Apache, a cgi-bin, PERL, FTP, SSL (shared does just fine), SSH/Shell access, htaccess, MySQL and PHP at the least. With these in place, the possibilities of setting up an Internet shopping cart, online retail store or facebook like community are endless.
Other things you need to take into consideration are 99% Up Time, amount of disk storage, unlimited bandwidth, email accounts and addresses, add-on domains and control panel management.
You can find hosting services that contain all of the above starting at about $6 per month. The hosting services I am currently using have all of the above and then some.
One I am currently using is inmotion hosting Business Class Power package for hosting this web site computerangel.us I also use the same hosting package for demo shopping cart web sites and web program examples. With all that I am still only using less than 10 percent of the resources, I have available with the Business Class Power hosting package. I highly recommend this service and their Business Class Power package it will be more than enough for most businesses.
inmotion hosting also includes one domain name registration with their website hosting packages. But if you are like me and want to register more that one domain name, then Godaddy has good deals on domain name registration. It's always good to keep your main domain name registration separate from your hosting service. So you can point your domain name to a new hosting service as needed. I buy domain registrations ten years at a time. The age, length and words of a domain name help improve indexing. Think long term, make the word used relevant to your business and make it as easy as possible to spell for the worst of Speller's.
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