Web Hosting Startup Question

I am starting a website that will sell a service (online golf lessons), in addition to offer some free golf instruction and link to my golf books on amazon. I am looking at starting the website with InMotion Hosting. It seems to have the capabilities I would need such as accepting payments via google checkout and ftp accounts to allow upload of videos, while keeping costs under control. Any thoughts on this idea? Would it be easy to upgrade to a higher level hosting service if the website were successful?

Comments and any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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If they currently offer everything

that your website requires, then yes, you can start with this and upgrade later. Make sure you register a domain separately (not with InMotion) so you don't depend on them unlocking it later if you decide to move to another host. Also, make sure they offer regular backups and also remember to make your own backups of your files and database.


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Easy upgrade process


At InMotion Hosting, upgrading is a fairly easy process and is completed by the technicians - you wouldn't be required to move over the files and whatever you paid for your hosting would be applied to the upgraded server automatically. Also, depending on the size of your account backups are taken, but be sure to confirm with a technician if your website is too large to have automatic free backups. Either way, it is always recommended to create your own backups periodically just in case.


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Don't forget this...!!!

Hi Matt
This shouldn't be a probelm at all, if your hostprovider is a quality hostprovider. Don't forget to do
a goole serch for reviews on inmotion hosting. My first host provider was terrible and I found my current hostprovider, from a poll done by webmasters, where my hostprovider won gold in best service.

I have only had a fantastic service and can upscale whenever I need it.


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