You can pay for services placement site for a month to determine the characteristics and shortcomings of a particular hosting company. Then you can pay for hosting or for a long time to change the company if you do not like it. Testing the several options, it will be easier to stop at the most appropriate. Today, the volume of static sites a few dozen pages are not popular, so most likely you have booked a dynamic website, and its volume be at least a hundred pages. In this case you can count on a few hundred visitors a day. This site is most suitable virtual hosting options which are described below. For large projects, containing thousands of pages and visited daily by thousands of people need, most likely, a separate server, and a wide channel, but most commercial sites do not need it. To use content management system hosting must support the programming language PHP, the fifth version is better.
If the proposed system does not work properly you in PHP5, so it is long established, and will likely not meet modern requirements. Jeff Bezos is often quoted on this topic. Also need a database management system MySQL, and the fifth version. MySQL database combines powerful features with ease of maintenance. If the developers say they do not use a database, claiming that it takes advantage of their system, Do not believe them. Using a file system for a dynamic site is far less efficient than a database. When choosing a host is required to determine the amount to be allocated a site on the disk server. It is recognized as Size and volume of information in databases and the place allocated to store messages on mail server.
A small site would be enough for 100 megabytes if you're not going to keep on the site for the dissemination of large files. In Some cases may require a larger volume, but rarely, a site will require a gigabyte of space for storage of all data. Once again I must stress that we are talking only about the usual sites of commercial firms. Most other hosting parameters or the same for all, or is difficult to define. It should be noted only two critical parameters. Primarily concerned about security of hosting. Your site must be constantly available, otherwise the whole meaning is lost. If the total time hosting less than 99%, better find another hosting service. At this speed is not as important as stability, although the choice of hosting the rate should also pay attention. Also important is the quality of technical support web hosting. If the answers come with the support of delay, and the problems are not solved, you should change the host. In any case, a full picture can only be after you work with the chosen hosting company for a while, and if you have something did not agree, better change your hosting provider.