When looking for a web hosting plan, it is common for people to be unsure about how much disk space to take. It is because people are not sure what to expect and this is why it is difficult to make an easy decision. The kind of options you get for disk space doesn’t help with reducing the confusion either as some offer very little while others offer unlimited, sometimes in the same price range.
The hard disk space allocated for your website are used for the following: HTML files, images, audio, video, files, databases, access logs, installed programs and so on. In fact, the amount of disk space that you need depends on the type of website you have. Ecommerce websites usually have a large number of product pages that has individual descriptions with high quality images and graphics. In fact, the unlimited packages that most companies offer will not be required by most websites at all. If you have needs for web hosting in Dubai, kindly get in touch with Infoquest.
Kindly find below tips on how to assess your hard disk space needs:
Based on the average page size of your website:
Account for every aspect that you will use on a typical page. Design a typical webpage of yours and see for yourself how much size it takes up after you include all the elements that you require. You can use this to assess your hard disk space needs.
Number of webpages that you would need:
If yours is a blog, you might not need a lot of pages to begin with. Or if you are a services company all you need is to highlight whatever services you use, you would need mostly a single page website. If it is an ecommerce website, there begs the question of knowing how many pages are needed for it as each product needs an individual page. You have to do a lot of research before zeroing in on the number of products that you are going to include because it will help you to assess your website space needs.
Monthly visitors to your blog:
If yours is a news website then you can expect millions of visitors to your blog but if it is a company website, there would not be many people accessing it, so the bandwidth for disk space also hugely varies depends on the traffic that the website brings in. Allow room for growth when you calculate your hosting disk space needs.
Alternatively, when you already have a website, it is easy to find out the amount of space that you require. All you need to do is go into your local disk, access the website files, right click on it and select Properties. Now you will be able to know the files and folders on your hard drive.
Things needed to be considered:
Apart from the content on your webpages, consider the back end hosting features as well. Email storage files, database software, web applications like shopping cart software, payment gateway software, guest books, visitor logs, etc. More the features that you want, higher is it going to be when it comes to your hard disk space.
When you keep all these factors in mind, you will be able to get a clearer idea of what you want. Have an idea about how the traffic will grow in leaps and bounds to arrive at a particular number. Even if you have calculated your needs wrongly you do not have to worry because it is easy for you to upgrade your space requirements. For your needs of website hosting in Dubai, have a quick call with Infoquest. Even better, we can assess your hosting needs too, that’s double whammy!
Note: If you are being offered unlimited disk space, see if there are any terms and conditions that come along with it, there might be restrictions which you might not like as a consumer. So it is better to be cautious than feel sorry for yourself later when the unlimited space might seem like a farce.