Sep 10, 2019|
Choose the right hosting company
Picking a web host is a very important decision, and as with every decision, you will make better choices when you are more informed. Most importantly, you must know what you want and what is available. Most web hosting firms have the same lists of advantages and services on their advertisements such as unlimited storage capacity, bandwidth, and email.
You should also ensure that the company you pick has a longer uptime or percentage availability (about 99%), provides emergency support, site, and store developers. Without these, a web hosting company cannot guarantee a reliable quality web hosting services when your business needs it.
With all the numerous advertising showing verbose pages of services, it is sometimes overwhelming to make your choice with confidence. Most times web hosting companies use unfamiliar lingo and incomprehensible statistic values to hide their shortcomings and trick business owners into signing up. Although making a confident decision can be difficult, it is much easier to determine the best pick once you have the right knowledge and a little help.
Choosing the right Hosting Solution Provider
In this guide, I am going to be sharing a few tips and information that will help you in comparing choices. I will also introduce you to terms that you will likely come across and what kinds of services you should expect from web hosting companies. This will help you find a web hosting company that can best fit your needs and your business.
As a business owner, this is the most important factor when viewing your options and making a choice. The costs will always create a margin that you must try to maintain without sacrificing profits or losing quality. It is also not a good idea to be miserly as a good web hosting company would provide services that tend to pay for themselves.
Going after cheap offers will leave you with poor service quality and very few options. Get as many options within your price range as possible then compare the services they will promise. This way you can get the best worth for your money.
Security is the next most important feature to look out for. This is more important if your business requires you to collect information from your customers. There are hackers and criminals always looking for loopholes to exploit. You may also be faced with server errors or data crashes, this will lead to loss of important data. Look out for security features such as Backups, SFTP, SSLs, and SiteLock. Options may vary among web hosting companies so find a combination that best suits you.
As an admin here are a few options to look out for:
- Option to set up a regular automatic backup protocol
- Option for site backup on the admin panel
- Option for manual site backup
- Available plugin for site backup
- Provision of assistance to restore your site from back up
A friendly user interface can make a whole lot of difference to your day and peace of mind. Certain web hosting companies create confusing options or redundant steps, some restrict your accessibility. In an emergency, this would cause you a lot of stress or lose money. Ensure that you have access to the server, can create new email accounts and change server settings. It is also important that you can log into your email online, on your mobile as well as your computer.
Usually, web hosting companies with very low prices provide very little options and services, hence the price. It is important to note how much the company will provide. This is important to avoid additional costs in the future. Ensure to ask all the right questions, especially the ones you are concerned with. Extra services such as backups, multiple data centers, advertising on Google Ads and Yahoo, and domain privacy, are good options to look out for.
For your business, there's no better expert than you. Choose what you feel is best after making the necessary research. It is also important to ask around for recommendations from friends.