9 Checklists To Find A Good Web Hosting Company
In my previous article, I have talked about some of the reasons why you should consider hosting instead of buying a Server on your own. In this article, I want to look at some of the checklists that you should consider for a good web hosting company. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
#1 Tech Support
I remember a particular hosting where I once hosted my blog. This particular night I was having an issue and I need to contact support to resolve some issues on my behalf. The guy on duty that night has to confess that he was the only one on duty and he was not able to assist me. Believe me, I have to jettison that hosting company.
When you have to choose any hosting company to host your blog or your website, you need to make sure that such an organization have good email or chat support. This is important for you most importantly when you are a novice. You will not want to go through that stress of resolving issues on your own. It can be very frustrating.
#2 Storage space
Another factor that you need to consider is the storage space that they are providing for you. This is one common mistake that we are always making as bloggers and website owners. You will not want to be told that you need to buy more space when you have not even had much stored on your hosting account.
The different hosting companies have different Storage spaces for different packages. You need to be sure that you are comfortable with the storage space before you proceed with your payment.
#3 Email Accounts
Another factor that you need to consider when you are choosing your hosting company is the number of email account that you can have on a single account. At times, this will be based on the type of package that you choose with the hosting company. You need to make sure that you made an enquiry before you proceed with making payment for the hosting.
#4 FTP Access
Also, when you need to choose a good hosting company to transact business with, you need to make sure that your hosting company have the option of providing FTP access for users who might want to access your website. File Transfer Protocol can allow the third parties to access your website without giving them access to your main server. It is not good to go for a hosting company that could not provide FTP access for those that would like to access your website for special assignments.
#5 Secure data transfer
Another important requirement for a good hosting company has to do with the secure transfer of data from one end to another. If for example. You are setting up an e-commerce website on your server, your customers will not want a situation where your password and other Personal Identifiable Information are compromised. They will want a secured communication from one end to another. You have to have a commitment from your hosting company that your customer data will not be compromised.
In computing, bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path. Bandwidth may be characterized as network bandwidth, data bandwidth, or digital bandwidth. You need to check the rate at which data are allowed to be transferred by the hosting company. This will determine the speed of your website. I believe you know that website speed is very critical to SEO.
#7 Dependability and backup
When you need to host your blog or website, you need to make sure you have done your research very well before you choose any hosting site. You have to check out their client testimonial and vet what their previous customers have said about them.
You need to find out whether they have a system of data backup that saved the data of their customers in case of any unforeseen circumstances before you will choose them for your online business. This is very important to avoid stories that touch the heart.
There is a need for you to also check the reputation of the hosting company. You need to find out how long they have been in business as well as the quality of their resource personnel among others. This will help to determine whether you can actually rely on them for your online business. If they have a track record of excellent customer service and online support. That means you can trust them to provide excellent service for your hosting needs.
Also, when it comes to hosting your website, there is a need for you to cut your cloth according to your cloth. Hosting is something that you need to be able to sustain on a yearly basis. You should not choose a hosting platform that you will not be able to pay for at the end of the first year. You need to look at the feasibility of paying for hosting for a long time. If you know that payment will be a problem, it is advisable for you to start with a free hosting service such as Blogger or wordpress.com.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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