Choosing a Hosting Company.

If you have your domain (if not, go here 123-reg) and your site is being designed, you’ll need somewhere to host the live site.

The #1 point to note with your choice of hosting for a business site is, does it have good Customer/Technical Support? “What if anything goes wrong with my site, or if it’s hacked?” – you need to repair or restore your site as quickly as possible.
Most good web-designers can recommend a Hosting Co, they want an easy life and will have good experience of which Hosting Co offers immediate-response Support.

The second consideration is the performance of the Hosting in relation to its monthly cost. Again this is something an experienced web-designer will be able to help with recommending.

Most sites can perform adequately on the low-end packages which are on a shared web-server (lots of website accounts on same hard-drive). A good Hosting Co will allow you to move your site to a higher-spec, better performing server if you need to improve the site’s load-speed.