Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
Disk Space and Bandwidth are the two most basic issues in web hosting. But there are also some other features that you’re going to need.
Here again, is where the bargain basement web hosts often fail to meet expectations. They often don’t have many of the features that you’ll need.
This is another lesson I learned the hard way. My first web host did not offer a lot of extras. And when I got adventuresome and decided to add some new features, I discovered that I couldn’t.
So here’s what I think you will need:
Linux Hosting running Apache web server: There are two basic types of hosting: Linux and Windows. Go with Linux. You’ll find that it plays much nicer with a lot of the free website add-on programs.
ftp access: This is how you upload your files. Believe it or not, some hosts don’t offer this feature.
MySql databases: Your plan needs to offer one or more MySql databases for your site. Many—if not most—of the more sophisticated web programs use MySql databases. Again, you don’t have to know how to actually do anything with them, but the need to be available for your programs.
CGI-Bin support: just trust me on this one.
CPanel (best), Plesk or Ensim (not nearly as good) for web-based management of your account
And finally, make sure that they run php as a server module and not as a cgi process.
There are a couple of more issues that you need to consider before choosing. Read on about the importance of technical support