Your hosting provider will charge a monthly service fee ranging from less than $ 10 or more per month. Most web site owners can happen in a service that costs less than $ 10 a month.
You may want to avoid free web hosts, as you will have very limited services for example limited storage, Email accounts, FTP upload volume, and may not be able to install popular applications, such as WordPress and other content management systems.
Htaccess – If you are running a ecommerce website, blogs, forums, etc. you need FTP, PHP, Perl, SSI,telnet, SSH, MySQL, and crontabs. Be sure to check if your host offers these.
Bandwidth and space:
Know your future needs, make sure that this new web host can serve you as you grow and expand in order to avoid switching to another host as it will take time and allot of effort.
Check your bandwidth limits.Your website could be suspended for exceeding the bandwidth limits. I would suggest to have 5 GB transfer for a normal website.
Below are few important things to look while choosing a web hosting provider:
1. Customer Support: Hosting support must be there for you to help out in critical situation in any form i.e live chat, ticketing system. A good host usually respond immediately, or provide a response to your request for assistance within 24 hours. A quick test is to call or have a live chat after normal hours to see if you come to a real-time support and experience.
2. Infrastructure: Some hosts may offer a 100% guarantee on its network availability or network uptime. It is impossible to offer 100% uptime but such host will offer you some compensation in case of any downtime. 99% uptime is a reasonable uptime for any website.
3. Company Stability: If you are running a business website, you can not afford to be with a hosting company that can pass underneath. Always read the reviews and choose your host wisely.