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Why pay to use a Web Host?
Firstly, you cannot put your business on to the Internet without using a web host. While it is possible to use free space (often provided by your ISP) this is definitely not advisable for small businesses and professional sites.
If you already have your site hosted by one of these free companies, chances are that your site will be a lot slower to load, unreliable (meaning it will be unavailable at times), and more often than not, advertisements will be placed at the top of your page.
Unwanted pop up ads can also appear when people visit your site (these adverts also appear everytime users click on a link). This alone can be extremley annoying, and of course there is a danger these ads will lure people into clicking on them driving them away from your site.
Free web space providers also have the tendency to overlook CGI access. Simply put, this means if you are planning on using feedback forms, message boards, handy customer forums and many other interactive pages, you would be far better off paying for your web space using a web hosting company.
If you are planning on using database facilities then paying for your web space is a must. Almost all free web space providers do not have ODBC database connectivity and full ASP support.
• 200mb webspace
• Unlimited POP3 e-mail accounts
• Unlimited e-mail forwarding
• Hosted on Windows 2000 servers
• Full support for ASP and Perl
• Microsoft Frontpage 2000 extensions
• Your own virtual control panel
• 24hr support
• ODBC database conectivity
• Password protection for your site
The Address thing..
Free web hosts provide you with a long untidy web address such as www.johnwilliams.203.freeserve.co.uk.
Even if you use 'web forwarding' provided by domain registrars (usually about 20 pounds a year) where the user types in your nice new short and neat web address e.g.. www.theshop.com they will then hop to your free space where an unwieldy long web address appears in the browser address bar giving your site an unprofessional appearance, making it look as if you havn't even bothered to pay the small amount to host your site properly.
So, while using free web space can work fine for personal pages it isn't the ideal solution for the more professional business.
Hosting your site doesn't have to be costly. Using GoalieHost you can have all of the features listed above, your web site online within 24 hours, and your own virtual control panel (should you require) for only £50 per year. Why not mail our sales department at [email protected] to discuss your requirements.
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