There are a lot of questions that startup owners and small business owners have before they launch their websites. Business owners have to deal with questions like is there a business plan in place? How much will the web hosting package cost? What is your budget? Along with answering these questions, it is also important to consider the type of small business hosting platform that is right for you or if you need any web development services.
It is important to plan your business needs in the first stages of your website otherwise it shouldn’t happen that you invested in something and then you wish that you shouldn’t have done that. To help you take the right decision at the right time, this article walks you through the necessary initial steps to make sure that you are not wasting time and money and you are on the perfect path of realizing your dream.
Create A Business Plan
You have a great business idea in mind and you know that it is going to work for you in the future. All you need to do next is buy any web hosting package to get your business online…but that’s not right!
Before you think about how much it will cost to get your website online, it is important to have a business plan in place. A good business plan will provide you the perfect pathway to success. Before you start with your business venture, it is extremely important to figure out where you want to reach, and how you want to get there!
Determine Your Budget
Once you have the business plan in place, your next step is to figure out the budget. You need to take the following aspects into consideration while determining your budget:
- What are the income sources?
- What are the fixed costs?
- What are the fluctuating expenses?
- What are the one-time expenses?
While many other points are involved in creating a budget, determining some basic things will help you in planning better. It is important to take into consideration that web hosting can cost you anywhere between a few hundred dollars to thousand dollars every year and the perfect web hosting package for you can be ascertained on the basis of what you want to achieve and the type of website you wish to create.
Selecting A Web Hosting Company
There are many web hosting companies out there and each one of them offers a different experience. There are some web hosting companies that offer low rates in the beginning and then they hike the price at the time of renewal and there are some web hosting companies that promise the best-in-industry customer care and support but they don’t deliver that; therefore you have to be informed and cautious while selecting a web hosting company.
Look for a web hosting company that really wants to be a part of your success story. There are web hosting companies out there that offer special discounts and great addons for startups and small business enterprises; they are genuine as they wish to extend their support for the growth and success of your business.
How much does web hosting cost?
Cost of web hosting is one of the prime factors in the minds of people while selecting a web hosting platform for their website. The price of a web hosting package depends on the type of web hosting and the web hosting configurations needed for your website. The cost of a web hosting package also depends on the billing cycle you choose, in case of monthly billing or quarterly billing, the per month cost will be a little on the higher side and on the other hand, if you choose to go for an annual billing cycle, the per month cost of your web hosting package will be cheaper.
Here are some pocket-friendly and high specification MilesWeb hosting packages that you can choose from:
cPanel Hosting : Starts From INR 87.20 / Month
The basic shared hosting package that is powered with the cPanel control panel is one of the most commonly used and economical web hosting platforms. cPanel is a user-friendly control panel that enables you to manage website files and folders, domains and sub-domains, create email accounts etc. You also get the ‘Softaculous’ one click installer that enables you to install any application for your website with just a few clicks.
- Free domain name
- Free SSL certificate
- Free website builder
- SSD storage
- Secured email accounts
- Daily automated backups
- Choice of datacenter location : India, UK, US and Romania
Affordable Web Hosting : Starts From INR 975 / Year
If you are looking for a low priced, reliable and stable web hosting solution, then MilesWeb’s affordable web hosting packages are the best choice for you. You can host your website instantly and upgrade your hosting package whenever required. The affordable web hosting packages come with high specification servers and great addons.
- Free email accounts
- Fast and secure high specification servers
- Free daily backups and restore
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- Malware scanning and removal
Linux VPS Hosting : Starts From 667.50 / Month
A virtual private server means more power, flexibility and better control. Basically, signing up for a virtual private server is almost similar to hosting on a dedicated server without paying the price of a dedicated server. If you are looking for quicker service, quicker page load times and supreme stability, then opting for Linux VPS is the best option for you.
- Host multiple websites
- Dedicated IP
- Free VPS backups
- Instant upgrade
- Choice of datacenter location : India, UK, US and Romania
- Full Root SSH access
- Host unlimited domains and sub-domains
- Ecommerce compatible
WordPress Hosting : Starts From INR 319.20 / Month
WordPress is an affordable and suitable option for the people who want to develop their website within a short span of time. WordPress comprises of a huge range of plugins, themes and extensions that make it easier for the webmasters to develop their website the way they want to. With WordPress hosting, you can either create a blog or any other type of website. MilesWeb’s WordPress hosting is based on the latest SSD hardware that is perfectly tuned to ensure the best performance.
- Account isolation
- Webuzo control panel
- Latest WordPress version
- Pre-installed plugins and professional themes
- Malware scan
- Daily backups
It is important to give equal importance to website security along with the price of the web hosting package. The aspects like Malware protection and SSL certificate have become compulsory. If you want your website to have good search engine rankings on Google, then having an SSL certificate installed on your website is crucial; therefore, look for business web hosting packages that incorporate SSL certificates as well. Carefully, analyze the bandwidth, disk space and other configurations of the web hosting package and understand if it provides the needed resources for your website and then sign up for a web hosting package.