Considerations When Choosing Web Hosting
In simple words, it means housing, serving, and maintaining your files in a machine called server. Web hosting makes your site accessible through the Internet. Just in the actual life, you will need land to remain. Similarly, your website needs space on the server. Web hosting companies provide space on a machine (server) where all of your website data and pages have been saved. Each time a user types your website name (test.com) in their browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla), it makes the request to server to bring that specific page.
What is Disk Space in the context of web hosting?
It's the amount of space that a hosting company provides to you for storing your website files - text documents, graphics, scripts, and multi-media content, etc
How much Disk Space you needed?
A basic website with only a couple pages requires less than 1 MB of disk space. As you add more content and include things like downloadable files, pictures, music, and video you may require more space.
A small or medium website will need between 10 and 100 MB of disk space. The amount of disk space you want will probably get higher if you use images, videos, etc. as these files are heavier than text files and require more space.
An average web page (3 graphics and two screen lengths of Text) takes about 20 KB (to be generous). At this speed, a hosting package with 10 MB can have about 500 pages. A typical 3 minute MP3 file requires approximately 2.5 to 3 MB of disk space. A brief video (very poor quality) can take 1 MB.
Imagine if you exceed your allotted Disk Space?
When you choose a hosting plan, you'll be provided Information about disk space. Exceeding it may entail you a penalty from your hosting provider. Your web hosting provider might charge a higher price for exceeded space. You need to keep your eye on the amount of space you are using and if you see that you're going to exceed your limit, then either delete some pictures or heavy files which are not needed or buy additional space.
How to check the amount of space you're using?
Every web hosting company provides a control panel to make the changes and the features allocated on your hosting plan. The control panel can tell you how much disk space is being used and the limitation you got. The above tips will help you get a good web hosting service.