Customers looking to host their first website should start with Shared Web Hosting, it’s comparatively low cost and it’s the easiest to get set up. If you’re a total beginner, we’d suggest going with GoDaddy they’re one of the most used hosting companies in Australia and offer 24/7 human customer support.
In general, it’s always ideal to pick a server location that is geographically closest to your traffic. You’ll typically be able to find a provider with servers in either Sydney or Melbourne, which will comfortably serve traffic from across Australia and New Zealand. That being said, if budget is your bottom line, you may be able to find cheaper options hosting a server from Asia (Singapore) and still be able to achieve adequate site speeds.
Once you’ve decided on a host, be sure to read a few hosting reviews on the provider and check what customers are saying about the company. Often this bit of research can help you avoid any disappointing experiences down the line if a host fails to provide the level of customer support you expect or service that your sites require.