Your web site needs a place to "live" in cyberspace. There are many hosting companies out there. Some are good, some are not so good. Prices range from free to very expensive. If you are serious about your online business venture, free services are NOT recommended. As with everything else in life-you get what you pay for.
Your hosting needs will depend largely on the intent of your web site. If you have a small site and are not selling products, you may not need all of the bells and whistles associated with hosting services. However, if you are selling products and/or retrieving sensitive information from your web site you will need a secure server and the costs will go up depending on your needs.
At a minimum, I suggest that your hosting service provide the following:
Hosting prices start at $16.95 per month. Clearwater Web Solutions provides hosting services through InfoQuest Technologies for our web site development clients. If you prefer to set up hosting yourself, we recommend InfoQuest SuperAccount Web Hosting