Having your website hosted is, of course, crucial. Without it, no one will be able to see your site.

Unfortunately, like many things technical, it can appear intimidating, and this can lead us to jump at the easiest options, which may later prove to be the worse choice.

In this article we’ll go through the basic things you need to be aware of when choosing a host, and the pitfalls you need to watch out for.

Afterwards you will feel more comfortable with the options available to you and be much more confident that you are making the right choice.

So, let’s get started...

With EssexInfo.net ceasing it’s free website service for Essex Parish Councils in March 2020, you’re likely finding your monthly meetings dominated by talk of who is going to be building your new website, and what should be on it.

With my recent work on the Wob Library website (woblibrary.com), I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a few council members and clerks and have viewed quite a few of the existing sites.

So, here are some ideas on things to consider as you move through with your new sites production.

I hope it helps ...