On this page we’ll discuss how to Pick A CMS Website Hosting Company.
There are only a few things to think about when picking a cms website hosting company but those few things can make the difference between your profit or loss online.
Your CMS Website Designer likely has a prefered CMS Website Hosting company in mind already that they are used to working with. Almost every Website Hosting company will offer the same features such as eMail systems but keep the facts below in mind when shopping around for Website Hosting.
1. How Much Storage Do You Need? “CMS Website Hosting Space”
So many CMS Website Hosting companies offer HUGE amounts of storage space making it sound like you’ll Need as much as you can get. That’s just not true. Figure each page of your website will be less than ONE Meg Maximum per page. Add another 10 to 15Megs for graphics to the total after page count and thats what you’ll need. A 5 page website comes out to less then 20MEGS Total!
Good CMS Website Designers can crunch that down even lower.
Why? because less Megs = Faster Page Load Times! Hate waiting for a page to load when any other website loads fine? This is Often because the CMS Website Designer didn’t crunch and compress the way they should have.
Look at it this way, Our Entire cms website including our main site LeadWebDesigners.com with databases for this whole CMS Design totalling 95+ pages takes just 100 Megs of Website Hosting space! That’s with graphics and ALL. If that isn’t shocking enough understand there is Also a Copy of every page stored Just in case we goof something up along the way we can revert back to the original instantly. For a Grand total of 180+ Pages in 100megs of website hosting space! (That’s 1.8 megs per page)
So don’t be fooled! CMS Website Hosting companies that offer 1000’s MEGs of space are ONLY saying that so they can Charge you some nasty high monthly fees knowing Full well you’ll NEVER use all that space.
2. The Bandwidth Racket
Bandwidth is basically how many visitors your website can have per Month based on the size of your website. A well built 5 page cms website with 250MEGS of bandwidth can get 35,000+ visitors Per Month before needing more Bandwidth.
Some CMS Website Hosting companies offer 1GIG (1000megs) to 5GIGS (5000megs) of Bandwidth, again charging you HUGE fees for something you’ll Never use. We ALL Want Millions of visitors but to be honest, that’s probably not going to happen your first month or first 6 months so why Pay for all that extra Bandwidth now? It’s very easy to get more Bandwidth later as you grow and can afford the cost. No CMS Website Hosting company in their right mind will tell you NO when you offer to pay a little more for more bandwidth later. Most of us are setup to give you more Bandwidth Quickly when asked for.
In the end,
good cms wesbite design companies like LeadWebDesigners.com can offer Free CMS Website Hosting to clients for the first year and just $35 Per Year after that without busting anyone’s budget! But beware of “Free website hosting companies” you find in the search engines because those will force banner ads on top of your website and often have Very poor uptimes, lack eMail systems, lack Database abilities and honestly, they look cheap and very unprofessional.