Small Business web Hosting
Disc Space - what do I need?
. A web site needs Disc Space on a server that is permanently connected
to the Internet.
. Disc Space handles your web design documents, images
and email passing through you web site.
. Most SMEs in Ireland will need an SME web design
with fewer than 20 pages of about 50KB/page.
. For most SEM sites, 50MB of Disc Space would easily cope
with a good-sized SME Website.
. 50MB can be easily increased to include e-commerce
hosting, databases, message boards etc.
. Visitors to your site will cause data to pass through
the Disc Space. This is called "Data Transfer"or"Traffic"
. Traffic includes email and a large volume of email
can deplete your Traffic Allowance (TA).
. Traffic Allowance is measured monthly in megabytes
(MB) or gigabytes (GB).
. 50MB Disc Space with 500MB (0.5GB) of TA would be
sufficient for 95% of web sites.
Should I choose a .com or a .ie domaina name?
. .com names are best for international
business as many people do not recognised a .ie name.
. .com and .net names are easily recognised and most
frequently displayed in search engine results.
. If you
only want Irish customers then enquiries coming form outside Ireland will erode your TA
names are most useful to identify you as an Irish company
and you will get mostly Irish visitors.
. For both Irish and International business you should
have both .com and .ie names pointing to your site.
. Free or low priced Irish sub-domain names like yourname.pro.ie
are available as an option.
The Bottom Line:
. Don't pay for large web space you might never use.
. Don't be fooled by the "Plenty of space to grow into"
. Find a hosting company that puts your interests first
and not their own interests.
. Remember, the main cost usually comes from lots of
visitors and high email traffic not from Disc Space.
. As your business visitors increase, your hosting costs will grow
- and it should be this way round.
. Choose a 50MB with an flexible traffic
allowance so that the hosting plan can grow with the business.
. Look for inclusive Domain Name and hosting:- look
for yourname.com at about €50 and yourname.ie €100
. Search out the best deal. We recommend HostingIreland.ie for an excellent €30
50MB hosting package.
Web Site Marketing and SEO - Search Engine Optimisation:
. Web site marketing is a way of promoting a web site to be found by Google and other search engines.
. Successful web site marketing can lift your web site to the Google top-10 where people will find it.
. Protocol provide a atart-up optimisation in the web design that will get you results in Google quite quickly.
. Without SEO optimisation, your new site will not be shown in Google result. Protocol make it possible.
. Call 1890 886 007 to discuss what web site marketing options are best for your site or email us now.