Choosing the Right Website Hosting

When you are shopping for website hosting here are a few things to look for.

For small business owners choosing the right hosting company for their new website can be daunting. Prices range wildly from free to hundreds of dollars per month.

Fortunately, most small business website can be safely hosted for less than $15 per month and if you are willing to buy an entire year in advance you can save even more.

First, let’s start with the question “What is website hosting“?

To put it very simply all websites live in a folder that is on a computer that is attached to the internet by (hopefully) a high speed connection. A website hosting company has very fast computers that have lot’s of storage space and they rent you some of this space for your website, simple right.

Stick with the national brands

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Choose a company that has been doing business for years and has a good reputation, not some teenager that has setup a server in his closet or garage. The price might be great but if someone bumps the power cord to his server your website will be offline.

You want a company that has a good “uptime” history like 99.9% of the time their servers are up and working. Be cautious of any that say they are 100% uptime, no such thing as all servers have to be updated every once in a while.

You can always read website hosting reviews as well to make a better choice.

Here are some national companies that offer website hosting packages

Website Hosting Packages

Most website hosting is purchased as a package and you can choose the package that will fit your needs. You can always upgrade if your business grows and you need more hosting resources.

If you are not sure what you need contact the hosting company via chat or phone and just tell them about your website plans and they can help you choose the right package.

Nightly Website Backups of all files

If budget allows, always get some kind of daily backup plan in place. What this will do is back up all of your website files in case of disaster or your website gets hacked.

If you have a proper backup plan even the worst issues can be resolved in an hour or two.

We offer nightly backup plans as part of our website maintenance and support.


Well I hope these few ideas will save you some time and aggravation when choosing the right website hosting. If you have any questions please give us a call or send us a message and we can help you get your hosting setup.

Thanks for reading!

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Why Happyshack Media?

Since 1999 Happyshack Media has been developing custom online solutions for clients all over the country. Everything from simple brochure websites to complex custom user management systems and ecommerce solutions.

We have helped hundreds of local small to medium sized businesses achieve their online goals. Please read some of our client testimonials and see how “We Make It Easy!”

Other Website Services

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Small Business Website Design Services

Setting up a new website for your small business involves several things from obtaining a good domain name to finding quality website hosting that is scalable so it can grow with your new small business website. We offer a host of website services and can help you with everything to get your new website up and running fast.
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Website Maintenance, Backups & Support

Let us take care of the website management for you including nightly backups of your website & database files, updates to themes and plugin files, website security to help prevent malicious attacks and we also offer worst-case scenario protection, in that we will completely restore your website usually within a few hours if necessary.
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WordPress Web Design

The most popular content management system in the world and for good reason. WordPress allows you to build a completely custom website on a proven framework that provides fast loading websites that are easy to get search engine ready using plugins and has a large support community to help if you have a question.
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Ecommerce Website Design

Do you have products that you want to sell online? We can develop an Ecommerce website that will deliver your products to the world! Start selling your products online today. You can target customers in the United States or the go Globally! Unlimited products, Shipping options, You can sell anything from physical products and digital downloads to subscriptions
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Internet Marketing, Google Ads, PPC

Pay per click advertising (PPC) is the fastest way to get instant traffic to your website. You can pay to be in the top positions on search engines like Google & Bing. Possibly getting same day results. PPC is a great way to complement existing ongoing SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts and develop a well rounded online advertising campaign.
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