This article is part of BBC Focus on hosting.
We’re looking at the best and most affordable web hosting services, and why they’re worth considering.
How much is hosting right now?
You’re not sure where to start, but here’s a few suggestions: Find out what your budget is for hosting.
You might think it’s more than you think, but it depends on how much you want to spend on hosting your site.
Hosting is usually a fixed-price business, so there’s a lot of upfront cost involved.
If you’re a small business, you might be better off using a shared hosting arrangement, but if you’re an online retailer, this might mean you’re paying for hosting on a monthly basis, and paying extra for hosting as your business grows.
Choose a provider who offers you the flexibility of setting your own price.
You don’t have to pay for all the hosting costs yourself, you can let others do it for you.
It might also be worth looking at how the host offers pricing.
For instance, consider an hosting provider that charges a fixed fee.
This may mean they won’t charge you extra, but they might charge a fixed rate if they have a big enough market share.
If so, this could be a good option if you need more than one site for your site’s content.