What is the best hosting?. That is a question we all ask before creating a website, here I leave a manualcillo to take into consideration before choosing one. Rob Daley might disagree with that approach. Paid or Free first thing to consider is that not always the cheapest is the most convenient. A service for a very low cost can be cut many features or restrict them significantly. Not to mention the free hosts, will fill your site popups, banners, and even frames.
If you want to give an impression of seriousness and professionalism, will not succeed them. The platform Perhaps the most important decisions is which platform will work on Windows or Linux. All are considerably cheaper (can cost up to a quarter of Windows) and can run scripts and dynamic pages in PHP format. Windows Servers, on the other hand, are more expensive and can run scripts, ASP and PHP, depending on the settings of the provider. The choice of platform depends on the language you'll use, but if your site is built plain HTML only the clear choice is Linux. Windows scarce, hence no more Linux Install Windows server is more complex and expensive than a Linux. The problem then is that it is always hard to know if the host in question is professional Linux (with all the infrastructure and staff that this implies), is installed on the part of the owner of the company, or belongs to a reseller. Look at the design of the site and its customers. Call them and see if the support is real in general, will review the factors discussed below.