Looking for good web hosting solution is an imperative decision. Trying to identify a reliable web host can be a daunting task especially with so many service providers and options available nowadays. Throw in the feature sheets and promises, the task can be that much more intimidating.
But it doesn’t have to be. Let’s take a look at some of the most common features Hostpaddy web hosting provider offers:
DISK SPACE AND BANDWIDTH
Disk space refers to the amount of storage space assigned to you by the web hosting provider. This space will be used to store your web site files, including text, images, audio, etc. files you use for your website.
Bandwidth refers to the amount of traffic that is allowed to access and leave your website. Access means every time a visitor types in your website name in their browser. Leave means every time a visitor receives something from your website, whether it be viewing a photo, listening to an audio clip or downloading a file.
For example, if your website has a lot of graphics (ie. photographs) then you will require higher storage and greater bandwidth.
WEBSITE CREATOR AND FTP
If this is your first website and you have limited or no scripting experience, then you are in luck because Hostpaddy offers a free website creating application where you can create your website simply by choosing a template and adding in your own text and images.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is the protocol for transferring your website files from your computer to your free web hosting server, or vice versa. This allows you to upload your finished website files (including images and other multimedia files) from your computer to your service provider’s server. It also allows you to download your files from your web hosting server back to your computer. Hostpaddy offers 24/7 unrestricted FTP access.
Yes, Hostpaddy provides you with email services – so that you can setup @yourdomain.com email accounts. In addition to a webmail interface (so you can login and manage your emails using your web browser), the email service should also include POP3 and SMTP access so you can setup and access your @yourdomain.com emails using your mobile devices.
SUPPORT AND UPTIME
Hostpaddy provides you with free, reliable telephone and email support.
While no host can offer a 100% guaranteed uptime (think problems out of their control, ie. city power outage), Hostpaddy provides “just-in-case” measures to limit website and email downtime to a minimal. These measures includes 24/7 server and network monitoring, redundant hardware and network configurations, and onsite backup power supply. While you might not completely understand the technicalities of these, you can meet in touch with our support group for more.
For all the basic features listed above, our pricing is such that can be paid by anyone.