A discussion of how the amount of bandwidth and disk space on your site can affect your SEO efforts and how to calculate how much you need.
One important aspect of search engine optimization is functionality and of course that means that your site must always be up and running. This means choosing a host that will provide you with all of the web space that you will need to keep all of the features that you have on your site running twenty four hours a day and seven days a week.
The best web hosting services will offer at least 20-80GB of disk space for a regular account and more for premium or advanced accounts. You know you are dealing with a lousy web hosting company if they offer less disk space than that as it is an obvious ploy to cheat you. In fact there are also many companies offering just 1GB for the same price you would pay for a site with 80GB. The best way to avoid being fooled like this is to check the comparison charts that are so often a part of these sites. If you don’t compare the features before buying a web hosting service, you could get ripped off (as well as end up with a site that may be down.)
When looking for a good web host keep in mind the bandwidth size you will need as well. To find the perfect bandwidth for you need to multiply the size of each page that your site will need (an estimation will do) times the number of page views you are expecting to get a month. This way you calculate the actual bandwidth that will be consumed by your online business and make the correct choice when it comes to purchasing a website.
Never underestimate the importance of these two features as they become crucial factors in keeping your website available to your customers, especially if you become a success and your website becomes very busy!