Managing a business is not an easy task to manipulate. One should be careful while dealing with it, if it has to be a stepping stone to success. Fortunately todays’ technology is fast growing and is sufficient to provide help by all means – one of the biggest being ‘web hosting’. It is an easy means to make your website accessible via the World Wide Web. By this all the data related to the company can be put on a server.Nowadays there are several web hosting companies which make it difficult to choose from. There are commercial as well as free web hosting companies. One has to keep in mind a few things while choosing a web host and the most important being disc Space/domain Space, uptime, bandwidth, control panel and support.Disc space/domain spaceTo start with, this has to be given foremost consideration. For this you should have a clear idea of your needs such as hosting one website or many and the size of files to be chosen. A normal website could work with 50MB space and if the file size goes large it is advisable to have a minimum 100MB space.BandwidthIt is always better to start with a small bandwidth as the popularity of your site should be analyzed first. Most new sites prefer to start with a 3GB or less per month. As the site gains popularity and traffic goes high you can make use of additional bandwidth considering the needs and charge for additional bandwidth. It is better not to choose for unlimited bandwidth as it may cost beyond the expectations and also check for the traffic offered.The uptime is an important term associated with a web host. It refers to the functioning time or duration of the web host. A minimum 99% uptime has to be guaranteed by a web host. If it goes below this, the host should offer a refund or discount.Control panelManaging the web account is made possible by the control panel. It is easy to manage the account as this is a place where you could add or delete accounts, view visitor statistics and can make any changes to your website.A phone support is most desirable in case where you can have someone to be consulted in case of any problem. The problem will mostly be with your computer.Payment plansThe payment plan for a web host can be monthly, quarterly or annual. It is better to opt for monthly plans as it would be easier to analyze the reliability of the plan and switch to a better plan if necessary.Choosing a web hosting company won’t end up by considering the above factors. But once if you take care of all the above it can provide you with a good starting.