Features to look for when applying for a good hosting plan

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Features to look for when applying for a good hosting plan
Author: Richard Clément

Backups: Most hosts perform automatic backups. However, users do not give much importance to it while choosing a hosting plan. This feature is just as important as any other on this list.

Web Statistics: Analyzing the number of visitors to your website plays an important role in the success of your website. Let’s say your website launches and you get 50 unique visitors or more than 500 visitors per day. In any case, you can view the report using a statistics application running on the server backend. A popular web statistics software is Webalizer.

PHP and MySQL Support – PHP is a scripting language particularly suitable for web development and can be embedded into HTML code. PHP focuses primarily on server-side scripting, allowing you to do everything any other CGI program can, such as: B. Collect data from forms, generate dynamic page content or send and receive cookies. MySQL is a true multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database server. MySQL is fast and flexible enough to store logs and photos. Its main goals are speed, robustness and ease of use. All Linux plans support PHP and MySQL. Make sure you get it for free when you buy a hosting package. Few hosting providers offer good support for MySQL and PhpMyAdmin databases. Webmail and SMTP:

Internet mail program. Most hosting companies offer their customers access to webmail. It often has an address book, a rich text editor, a spell checker, and all the features of other email programs. Once you launch your website, email becomes a crucial part of your life. Check if your hosts offer webmail so you can check your email through a web interface like Squirrel mail or Horde. Verifying your email address is faster if you upload your email using email clients such as Eudora or Outlook Express. You can only use this option if SMTP or IMAP support is enabled. All hosts we recommend have this function.