The essential web hosting requirements are aspects such as bandwidth and space management. Some more complicated features such as database management and scripting might need to be considered too.
When you are deciding upon hosting provider one of the key areas to assess is disk or web space. In the case of hosting providers, space refers to how much information can fit on the disk that is given to the customer by the web host. While the usual market trend is web space provisions in the range of 50 MB to 1000 MB, it could be different depending on the requirements and budget of the client.
The amount of space you will need will vary greatly depending upon your website. Normally most of the websites are composed with HTML texts and few flash animations. Text is extremely economic in nature and the reverse is graphics and naturally they are expensive requiring much greater space. While five pages of text might only take up fifty kilobytes of space a relatively small picture can take a whole megabyte of space.
People who own websites will be best served by merging what features they need with how much money they want to spend. A webmaster must consider both his own needs and the needs of his consumers as they visit his site.
The fundamental goal of website advertising is to get more people to the site, which results in more money. If visitors cannot download the site’s content quickly, they will not stay, and revenues will go down. A 30 KB webpage should only take 4 seconds to download, even when using a dial-up service, so this is the perfect size for web hosting. I would suggest that you should purchase a slightly larger package in order to provide additional space for when your business and website expand.