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Finding a web hosting company isn't hard. Finding the right web site hosting company is hard. Here are some ideas for finding the best web hosting provider for your specific needs:
* Understand all of your specific needs: platform, web programming, site design, site promotion, domain name.
* Have a good idea of what you can afford to pay for website hosting.
* Check out the web for sites that compare web hosting providers. Remember, you do not need any physical proximity to your web host. You can deal with the company completely via email, credit card, phone, FTP and web browser.
* Ask anyone you know who has a web site who they use and if they like their host.
* Listen to your developer/consultant if he has a specfic recommendation.