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Personal Web Hosting Becoming Way Of Electronic Life

Just about anyone with a computer, an internet connection and a little bit of knowledge can have their own website, and there are many options from various personal web hosting companies for them to post their own site. There are also many reasons for an individual of family to have their own website and with many of the tools available for personal web hosting, they can add pictures, advertisements from third-party businesses as well as personal information to share with the world.

While many use a more impersonal electronic blog to share their thoughts and images, personal web hosting has allowed them to have their own internet address, setting up residents along the information highway. Many of those who use the services of a personal web hosting company do so simply to allow others to view their information. Many keep their address private, sharing only with close friends and family.

Tip: Evaluate the types of sites that your web host offers. Most free hosting services offer only pages that are static, you are not given the option to use your own programming language and scripts.

In addition to the use of personal web hosting to provide pertinent information to family and friends, many use it as a means of keeping their resume updated and available to potential employers. Instead of sending out stacks of mail with their resume, they can post their employment history and all other information on their personal web hosting site to be available to recruiters and possible employers.

Careful Planning Needed On Personal Site

Tip: Avoid web hosts that experience frequent outages. Web hosts that experience down time and make excuses for outages do not ring reliable and do not have a back up plan.

When posting information through a personal web hosting site, users need to be cautious about they post. There is a distinct possibility that the information can be found by others and shared with still others with whom they may not want the information shared. Potential employers could end up seeing those naked pictures you posted as a joke and determine that the information does not suit the needs of their company.

Many of the personal web hosting companies also offer free web space on which the individual's site can be posted. They may also provide the tools needed to build a quality site, but users need to remember that they get what they pay for. Many of the free sites use advertising from third-party sponsors and some of the ads may conflict with the basic image of the site.

For example, building a religious site with personal web hosting tools and placing them on a free web site could end up with advertisements leading to sites that are in deep conflict with their religious message. Users of free sites should be assured that the personal web hosting company would not violate certain terms of service on their web space, regardless of the cost.

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