1.Figure out how much support you need.
Basic customer services provide email access, as well as phone and ticket support. Several top hosts in Malaysia also provide 24/7 phone support. If you are currently under a non-managed service, the limiting factor is that you won’t be communicating with your systems manager for basic configuration. Thus, if you need to delegate website management completely consider managed services.
2.Estimate the amount of traffic your website may get.
Many website hosting providers charge depending on bandwidth and storage usage. Bandwidth is the measurement of how much bytes you serve on a given period. If you are planning to create only a few web pages for some local customers, then obviously, you wouldn’t need that much bandwidth.
3.Look into the different web hosting server types.
The most affordable web hosting is on shared servers. This means that in a single box, hundreds of websites ay run. Under this, your website performance would depend on the load all the other websites are giving the host. Check if this is for you, or if you want to consider VPS or dedicated servers.
4.Make sure that you own your domain name.
See to it that you yourself own your domain. By doing so, you can change hosting providers, and still own all of your earned SEO benefits.
5.Be wary of those “unlimited offers.”
Many website hosting providers are providing unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage for only a few dollars. Well, this is not what is seems to be. The truth is, at some point, you website’s performance would either shut down, or throttle, once you get on a specific sage level.