When it’s time to move to a new hosting company, many questions inevitably arise. In this post I hope to answer a few of those questions, especially the more frequently asked and important ones.
Which Hosting Plan Should I Choose?
The hosting plan you choose will mostly be dependent upon the amount of storage space you need and how much processor power your website requires. Storage space is determined by a combination of both your website files and all of your e-mail in all of your e-mail accounts. So, if your website takes up 1 GB of space, and you have three e-mail accounts each using around 300 MB of space, you would need at least 2 GB of storage space in the new hosting account.
However, since e-mail accounts are always growing larger and websites that are active are also growing larger, you need to accommodate that growth by purchasing at least twice as much storage space as you are currently using, preferably a little more.
Most folks will be able to get away with 5 GB of total storage space in the beginning. (This is the Standard Plan at Liquid Web.) It doesn’t hurt to have at least 10 GB of space if you know that you get a large volume of e-mail and you plan to be adding lots of photographs and videos to your website which aren’t hosted on a separate server.