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Web Hosting Basics

March 23, 2007

Web Hosting. It's an important topic. We all need a web server to run our website. However, most of us are neither interested or capable of running our own webserver. This means that we have to turn to a web host to manage our web server and connectivity.

Choosing a web host means that you're going to have to shop around and compare prices, features, and more. For many new webmasters, this is an intimidating prospect. Big box discount web hosts offer different mixes of features and they each highlight their particular strengths which makes them difficult to compare to competitors. At the other end of the spectrum, premium web hosts can provide you with all of the bells and whistles you'll need, but they will charge more than others because they offer premium features and premium customer service. With that said, let's discuss what you should be looking for in a web host.

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