Hosting Ireland – “A Web
Hosting Ireland Buyers Guide”
Web Hosting Ireland - The
Web hosting Ireland:
A web site needs Disc Space on a permanently connected Host
Server in Ireland.
• Disc Space handles your web design documents, images
and email passing through you web design.
• Most business in Ireland will need to host a web design
with fewer than 20 pages of about 50KB/page.
• For most sites 50MB of Disc Space would easily cope
with a good-sized 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 volume. Large email volume
can dictate 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 Irish hosted sites.
Should I choose a .com or a .ie domaina name?
• .com names are the most popular for international
business. Many do not recognised a .ie name.
• .com and .net names are easily recognised and most
frequently displayed in search engine results.
• .com names attract all nation visitors, but if you
only want Irish custom then this will erode your TA
names are most useful to identify you as an Irish company
and get mostly Irish visitors.
• For both Irish and International business you may
have both .com and .ie names pointing to your site.
• Website hosting with low priced or free Irish subdomain names like yourname.pro.ie
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”
• A web hosting company that puts your interests first
and not their own.
• Remember, the main cost usually comes from lots of
visitors and high email traffic not Disc Space.
• Your hosting costs should grow to fit your business,
as your visitors increase- not the other way round.
• Start thinking of 50MB with an extendable traffic
allowance so 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, for web
hosting in Ireland, an
• We recommend Search Engine Optimisation to lift your
web site to the Google top 10 €350/search