Once you have decided for what purpose you will build a website, the next task is to design one. Various web designing companies are there to suit your needs and budget. After the process of web designing is complete you need to go live or launch your website. For this you need a hosting company that will actually connect you to the World Wide Web. But to select the best web host and best scheme you need to be aware of the fine print in the various attractive offers put up by the various web hosting companies. Some Web Hosts offer unlimited usage but often fail to deliver at peak load and often your site crashes. Hence you need to go through the entire offer plan before actually choosing a company. If you are creating a website for your home or family then it is better to choose a free host who will let you launch your website free of rent but will post advertisements on your website.
On the other hand if your website is the key to your business then it is advisable to choose a hosting company that will give you unlimited connectivity even at peak load and will also ensure security for your website, this will involve buying or renting dedicated servers and a dedicated server which will cater to your needs individually. But this will involve tremendous establishment cost and is mostly beyond the reach of small companies. But larger corporate clients opt for these schemes as the successful and smooth running of their websites is essential for their business, also the security of their sites and customers can be ensured this way. For medium and small business and websites handling a small traffic load, shared schemes are better as their monthly rent is low and they are also very reliable. Almost all the companies offer shared hosting where a few websites shared a server which brings down the running cost for a particular website.
Thus if you are looking for a web host for your business website, it is advisable to go through all the relevant schemes offered by all the Hosts before actually selecting one. Since the Web Hosting market is very competitive, you can also get attractive discounts and special value added services like web site building and maintenance guidance from the host.