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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business by Steve Slaunwhite

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Chapter 11
Selecting a Web Host and Going Live
In This Chapter
• Understanding the role a web host plays in the success of your business
• How to find the best web host for your website
• Signing up with the right plan and additional features
If you were starting a traditional retail store, one of the most important decisions you would need to make is leasing the right space. You’d want to make sure that you have plenty of room for your inventory and displays, and that the services provided to you—lighting, maintenance, utilities, special features—support the success of your business.
In the online world, the equivalent is your choice of web host. You want to make sure the web hosting provider you select is able to give you the services you need ...

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