What do I need to know when selecting a Web Hosting Provider?

There are many different web site hosting providers out there. Below is a look at just a couple providers

OneWebHosting.com

Price: $24.95 a month
Domain Name: Free or free transfer
E-mail: Unlimited e-mail accounts
Storage: 100GB
Bandwidth: 25GB
E-commerce: Supported - Cart32 shopping cart
Support: Phone support does not appear to be 24/7 but via e-mail or web is.
Reporting: Urchin Website Analytics
Advanced Features: PHP, Perl, .ASP, .NET and unlimited MySQL databases. Also note provider does have a website builder and control panel to administer the account. Doesn't mention backup of website.
URL: http://www.onewebhosting.com/Plan_C_Hosting.php

Yahoo Small Business

Price: $8.99 a month
Domain Name: Free or free transfer
E-mail: 1000
Storage: Unlimited
Bandwidth: Unlimited
E-commerce: Not mentioned
Support: Phone and web support 24/7, Training Videos and getting started guides
Reporting: Various reporting
Advanced Features: PHP, Perl, and unlimited MySQL databases. Also note provider does have a website builder, word press support and control panel to administer the account. Does provide backup.
URL: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting/compare-plans

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