What to think about when looking for a Web Hosting Provider.
- Work out your requirements before you start looking for a web hosting provider. If you are putting up a 5 page website about your favorite cat then your web hosting requirements are going to be quite simple. Often your ISP Internet Service Provider will provide a limited amount of hosting space for free included in your service. However if you need a Content Managed website with ecommerce capabilities then you will need a LOT more from your web host.
- Determine your budget. If you are going to host the 5 page website on your cat then you probably want to look for as inexpensive or even free hosting solution (if you don’t mind their ads on your site). You are probably not going to get a whole lot of support for free hosting package or $9.95 per month. However if you are going to have an ecommerce site then you need support and even proactive support to keep your server and site up and securely running.
- Verified References are important. Find out who they provide service to and ask them if their website is always up and if their email is always available. Ask about the amount of spam email they receive. Do they have something in place to reduce the amount of spam sent to your mailbox.
Following is a list of companies, in alphabetical order, that are physically located in Olds AB and provide website hosting services:
Contact: Dallas Elliott-Ellenton - President
Mailing Address: Box 3961 Olds, Alberta, T4H 1P6
Toll free: 1.877.556.5806
OTR WEB SOLUTIONS INC
Contact: Ian Conklin
Street Address: Rear Second Floor 4808 50 Ave
Mailing Address: 4610 45 St, Olds, AB T4H 1A1
Web development, custom software development, website hosting