# Picking a Good Web Hosting Company
Picking a good web hosting company is important to keeping your website open and your costs down . There are many to choose from , as well as different pricing plans to look over . Depending on the amount of sites that you intend on building , you may want to consider a larger web space in the long run .
You should start with the smallest web space that you can get to test the waters , just incase niche website Internet marketing does not work out for you . You may want to add on later , so make sure that your provider offers that option .
You will want to choose a provider that has a reliable service . If your site is down or takes to long to open up when visitors are trying to get in , it may lead them to click out of your site and move on to the next one . They will also more than likely not visit in the future since they will remember their bad experience . For this reason , it is probably best to stick with a well known company who you can check reliable references on . There are many small hosting providers that offer space for as low as $0.50 to $1 per month , however , you never know what you will be getting and many of them want you to pay for at least a years worth in advance .
You will also want one that has the most affordable hosting . If you can create your own small site or have one made for you , then you will probably be able to find space for as low as $3 to $4 per month . However , if you need to choose a company that offers a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) website builder , then you will probably end up paying $10 to $15 per month for the smallest amount of space . But if this is the only way that you can build a site , then it is necessary .
Some web hosting providers may also offer a deal on a yearly URL or other products when you make a web hosting purchase .
Ultimately , whatever web hosting provider you choose will depend on your individual needs and what you can afford . Hopefully you will be able to snap up a well known provider at a low price who will allow you to upgrade your service as needed . . . . . . .