The best Web Hosting available! We have compiled a long list of competitive offering from various webhosting companies. Starting at under $10.00 per month many of the the packages offer multiple domains, free domain for life, thousands of megabytes of disk space and hundreds of gigabytes of bandwidth. You can pick LAMP or Windows hosting. Apache, MySQL, Sql Server, .NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, Tomcat JSP/Servlet hosting is available in many packages.
Shared Web Hosting
Sharing hosting plans typically host hundreds of web sites on the same web servers. This makes it possible to offer these plans at rock bottom prices. Shared hosting plans typically provide Apache web server with PHP support as scripting language, and MySQL support for databases. Shared web hosting plans are good for small web sites that are not resource intensive. Small business web sites, personal home pages, personal blogs are good examples. Shared web hosting plans typically advertise unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space and so on, however to utilize these resources your website would consume too much CPU, and that is not something allowed o shared hosting plans. Therefore, don’t fall for “unlimited” advertisement.
On a shared account, you cannot control some of the web server and database parameters. Some shared hosting providers allow SSH access that makes it easier to perform server side maintenance.
Good examples of shared hosting providers are Lunar Pages and Hostmonster.com. Lunar Pages does not allow SSH access but it is otherwise a reliable hosting company. Hostmonster allows SSH access which is nice, but they do measure how much resource your website uses. For every minute your site is above quota, it will be down for the next 1 minute. Therefore Hostmonster is not good for extremely busy web sites that consume too much PHP and MySQL resources.
This simple shopping web site is running on Lunar Pages and it has thousands of web pages generated via PHP with data coming from MySQL. For under $5 dollars a month, it is a good shared web hosting account.
This simple shareware / freeware software download web site runs on Hostmonster. It has thousands of web pages dynamically generated from a MySQL database and it is able to run within the bounds of Hostmonster shared hosting account.
VPS Hosting - Virtual Private Servers
VPS Hosting plans typically host multiple accounts on the same server where each account is isolated from the other using virtualization software. VPS solutions offer you more freedom in terms of web server and database configuration. VPS solutions typically allow SSH access which makes it easier to maintain your server. VPS solutions also allow you to utilize more of the advertised disk space and bandwidth allowances compared to shared hosting plans.
If you are a sophisticated user who needs freedom to configure your server, but you need cheaper hosting than a dedicated server, then you should go with a VPS plan.
A good VPS provider is WestHost They have VPS accounts starting from $3.95. ViewPosters.com sells framed posters and photography and runs on a $10 VPS account that has quite generous disk space, bandwidth and CPU limits. View Posters has thousands of web pages being displayed from a MySQL database.
Dedicated Server Hosting
Dedicated Server Hosting plans provide you the dedicated computer hardware to host your server. The entire computer will be under your control and you can use as much resources as you want. These are good for busy web sites that consistently require high amount of resources.
APlus.NET offers Cheap Dedicated Servers at $45 dollars. However, keep in mind that these dedicated servers are not as powerful as the big guns that are used to provide shared hosting. A bare minimum dedicated server cannot handle extreme spikes that a powerful shared host can. If you really need a fast disk, multiple CPUs, and plenty of memory, be prepared to spend hundreds of dollars a month on a dedicated server. Needless to say, you need to know how to maintain your server in a dedicated plan. Alternatively, you can use Managed Dedicated Server plans where you pay the hosting provider for the hardware plus the cost of maintaining your server.
Free Web Hosting
Some hosting companies provide free web hosting services. Most of them come with a gotcha that spoils the day. Many require you to display their advertisements, or they require some other form of barter.
One hosting company that provides decent free web hosting is 000WebHost. They provide FTP access, PHP scripting, and MySQL functionality. FTP is somewhat slow. MySQL cannot be accessed remotely and can only be accessed within your account. This makes populating the database slightly harder. However, it is a good plan for the price.
This International Phone Cards web site is an example that runs in a free 000WebHost account. You can use their domain names, or you can use your own domain name in 000WebHost free web hosting account. This Delphi for PHP web site is an example that uses it’s own domain name to run on a free web host account.
Reverse Keyword Search Tool
Regardless of where you host your web site, you need to focus on a few keywords to market it. For example, if you have a shopping site, and if you are not a multi million dollar corporation, you should not market your web site as “online shopping”. This is because there is too much competition for those keywords. When people search for “online shopping” in search engines, it will be very hard to appear in the first few pages of search results. Therefore, you should find niche keywords and focus on them so that you may appear as #1 in the search results for those keywords. Before you decide on the keywords you want to focus, you should check how many people are searching for it.