If you’re just new to web hosting, chances are you don’t know that much about it. That’s ok, but it’s important to work at getting an education. There are three basic things that you really need to know about it. First, know the difference between shared and dedicated site hosting. Shared means the server hosts more than one site, and that’s fine for almost all businesses. Only huge corporations need dedicated sites.

Second, know that reliability is more important than cost. You certainly don’t want to pay too much, but you can get a good deal that you can afford and still make sure that your site won’t keep going down. That could cost you a lot of money! And third, be careful of how your email works. If it’s down or if others can get access to it, you could have a serious problem on your hands, so protect yourself.