The importance of finding the right Web Hosting Provider for your website
It seems that most business owners now rely on the internet to get people’s attention and to advertise. As a result a business has to rely on the web hosting provider more and more. Just a few minutes of outage can have a huge effect on a business. However, with increasing number of companies that offer web hosting, finding the right one that can meet your hosting needs and requirements can be quite difficult.
Choosing the right provider can be a daunting task. We just want to get our shop online and get selling right? Hopefully the 3 key areas below will help you identity what will work best for your hosting requirements and the budget that you have.
- Suitable Space and Bandwidth – It is essential that you check space and bandwidth offered by every web hosting company. Try to find a provider that give you an ample amount of disk space to accommodate all the important information about the business or anything that you need hosted. Try not to get carried away with unlimited offers because you might not even need the extra space that you will pay for. Consider needed space and memory when choosing web hosting provider. Make time to compare each offerings allocated space, bandwidth and memory. You might discover that some sites offer the same unlimited bandwidth and space without asking for too much more. It is important to make sure the company also allows you to sell or host the content you are wishing to promote.
- Support – Technical support is an important factor when choosing a web hosting provider. The more ways you can contact their support team and the longer hours they are available the better. A cheap package may come with email only support. Being able to pick up the phone to web chat with someone 24/7 has its advantages.
- Beware of Additional Charges – Don’t get caught out, make sure you read the fine print and stay within the limits of the package you have purchased.
- Uptime – Does the provider offer a guaranteed uptime and if they fall short will then give you credits for any time your site was not available.
Probably the key thing to remember when buying web hosting is this – you pay what you get for. The cheaper the price, the more hidden costs and the less support you get!
It will depend on where you live as to the best host for you, but here are some of my favorites:-
1 & 1 – http://www.1and1.com
Go Daddy – http://www.godaddy.com
M247 – http://www.m247.com
HostPapa – http://www.hostpapa.com.au