The cost of
hosting varies drastically. Make sure the hosting service you
select supplies the services you may need for your web. Some
services you may need are: PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET, FrontPage server
extension ... There are many inexpensive hosting plans available beware
many will not meet your bandwidth requirements. One hosting
requirement frequently overlooked is storage space for statistics for
Some of the more inexpensive hosting companies do not
provide a unique IP address for you web. This past year one
company that had many many clients using a shared IP fell victim to one
of their spamming clients which resulted in the hosting company and all
of their clients being banned from Google. If you use such a host
make sure you know if they will allow you to purchase a unique IP
for the site, and the cost of adding a unique IP.
By all means Google a prospective host. When you find blogs and
forums with negative threads on the prospective host beware.