Select a Web Host

After you have selected and registered your domain name you're ready to choose a web host.

Hosting is basically a company that has many computers connected to the Internet. When you place your web pages on their computers, everyone in the world will be able to connect to it and view them. You will need to sign up for an account with a web host so that your website has a home. If getting a domain name is analogous to getting a business name in the brick-and-mortar world, getting a web hosting account is analogous to renting office premises for your business.

A web host provides you with the space, tools and support to create your web pages and email accounts ( 

This is where all the action happens, so please read this page carefully to ensure that you choose the most appropriate option for your site.

Lisa from created this web hosting comparison chart which is an excellent idea to give you an overview of the basic features and hopefully help with your decision.

Once you have researched a few web host companies create your own comparison chart listing the features that are important to you and that you want from your web host. Then compare and select a Web Host that best meets your needs.

Video: The Price of Free Web Hosting

Disadvantages of Free Web Hosts

  • Limited amount of web space
  • File type and size limitations
  • Can't add interactive features (chat rooms, message boards, games, online ordering etc.)
  • Limited FTP access
  • Search engines often ignore them (Your traffic will be limited)
  • Slower and unreliable
  • Your visitors may doubt your credibility
  • May have banners and/or pop ads on your homepage and/or all of your pages
  • Long and hard-to-remember web address (instead of
  • No guarantees of site availability and longevity

  • No branded emails addresses (
  • Poor technical help and support options (if any)
  • May not be free forever

What to Look For When You Select A Web Host

Be sure that the website package you choose has room for your business to expand (some website hosting offers unlimited space), and examine their offerings for extra features such as:

  • your own domain name (
  • Easy uploading of your text and images
  • A control panel that's not too technical to understand
  • No banners, advertising or popup ads on your site
  • Easier to get listed in search engines (Google, Yahoo etc.)
  • Guaranteed uptime at least 99% of the time, (without lots of outages and downtime that make your site inaccessible to visitors)
  • Control over the look and feel of your website.
  • Multiple branded email addresses (
  • Plenty of web page space for site expansion
  • Access to your website traffic reports/statistics
  • Flexibility for design and functionality
  • Regular backups of your site
  • Easy and responsive technical support when you have problems or questions

What Are My Options?

There are two options I recommend for building a website...

  1. Buy a domain and search for a good web hosting plan, or
  2. Buy Site Build It!

If you choose option #1, you will save money, but you will have to either buy web software or learn HTML and CSS to setup your site.

If you choose Site Build It!, you will receive all the tools and training you need to create your website and market it online.

SBI is an All-in-One Process

I recommend Site Build It! especially if you have never built a website before.

Site Build It! (“SBI!”) is so much more than just a "sitebuilder," providing everything you need to build a profitable online business. SBI! is all about YOU starting and building a small business online and achieving online success. Here are 85 Reasons Why I Love SBI!

What Does SBI! Offer?

Tools, Tools and More Tools
The biggest gift of SBI! is the suite of tools. With your yearly (or monthly) fee, you receive...

  • A domain name
  • Hosting
  • Web page templates
  • Site builder
  • Form Builder
  • Traffic Stats
  • A mailing list manager
  • Autoresponder
  • Marketing help
  • Brainstorming tool (to help choose a "profitable" topic)
  • A link tracker
  • An SEO "Analyze It!" tool (to help with search engine rankings) and so much more.

They not only supply all the tools you need for building your site, SBI! uses templates so no HTML or programming knowledge is necessary.  All you do is choose a template of your choice and add your text to build your website. And if you do know HTML, SBI! allows you to upload your pages with FTP access.

There is no software to download with SBI!. Everything is provided from the customer login area.

If you choose this method you don't have to register a domain name separately because everything you need is included in the price. There are no hidden costs.

Not only does SBI! provide a step-by-step guide in both a text and video version, but they also supply hundreds and hundreds of tips and techniques articles sharing how-to’s on various aspects of building a website along with suggestions and ideas to help your e-business grow.

Live Community Forums
They are the most friendly, help-and-be-helped set of e-business forums in the world. These private forums provide friendly, helpful support from other Site Build It! users.

Help is available from folks who are in the same place as you, even for advanced questions.

Friendly Customer Support
SBI! comes with unlimited Customer Support. SBI! owners often call it the best they've ever experienced.

Ken Evoy
The president and founder of SBI!, Ken Evoy provides a rare level of dedication to his customers. He's extremely active in the SBI! forums with over 5000 posts to date. He makes a huge personal effort to help people succeed and is highly passionate about helping people build businesses online.

Anyone who uses SBI! benefits from this extraordinary internet business visionary.

But I do have a small warning for you... Don't bother with this unless you're willing to put some effort into something you're really interested in. Having success online takes time and effort.

Don't get me wrong here. I'm not saying it's 'hard work' by any means. It just takes a little time and consistent effort.

Confidence and Peace of Mind
The main thing is, it's totally risk free. SBI has a full money back guarantee. They're happy for you to try it out and see how you like it. If it's not for you?... No worries.

If for any reason you don't like SBI! you can get a full refund in the first 30 days. (The refund is prorated beyond this period.)

The above examples are just a few reasons why I recommend Site Build It! if you want to know more then here are 85 Reasons Why I Love SBI!

Why Buy SBI! When There are Cheaper Options?

I get this question a lot and it's a very valid one. After all, why pay $29/month when there are hosting options for $10/mo. or less?

Well hopefully now you know the answer to that question after reading about the many tools and help you will receive. But you can Compare SBI Feature-By-Feature here! And just in case you are still on the fence, read some these case studies from other SBI! owners and if you still are not convinced then check some these SBI! sites who are also in the Top 1% of over 100 million websites on the net.

I would never say you must use SBI! to achieve success, I'm just saying it's the best system I know. A lot of people attempt to build an ecommerce website using one of the less expensive hosts only to come back to Site Build It because they need help driving traffic to their sites.

After all, if you don't learn how to generate traffic, you won't make any money.

The other hosts do not show you how to get a top 10 ranking in the major search engines. You are on your own.

SBI also comes with a brainstorming tool to help you pinpoint the most profitable topic (high demand and low supply).  Often times people choose the wrong topic/niche because of too much competition or not enough people searching for it.  SBI makes sure you don't make that mistake.

At $25/month ($299 per year), SBI may cost more than the other hosts, but it will cut out numerous learning hurdles of both creating and marketing your site.

SBI! is the best solution, especially if you've never created a website before.

Site Build It!’s main focus is helping you earn money.

Moving Forward

Now that you have registered your domain name and selected a web host, it is now time to actually start building your website.

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