The crowd often asks me about the factors they should take into account yesterday when hiring a web hosting service. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. In your job, you can cater to different types of requirements with different types of services. You can start by narrowing down your own requirements. Don’t forget to make two separate lists: “must-have requirements” and “optional requirements”. Once you know what you need from a web hosting service, the second step would be to estimate your budget. This is probably the easiest step of all because you’ll already know it from some of your regular job.
There are tons of hosting providers available in the market. Therefore, we start our search by narrowing down what we are looking for. A simple Google search can return several services and it can be difficult to designate between them. But if you keep your set of requirements in front of you, it would be much more doable. Here’s what you can do to help your search:
1) Study the web hosting service: after filtering a few service providers, you should start researching the business history of each one. Remember to cross out those that have not been in business for a regular period of time. A regular amount of time can vary from one to three springs. Read reviews of that particular service provider on blogs and forums. Only move with this provider if you pass the first step.
2) Choose web servers with at least 99.9% of uptime: remember that a financial service may attract you with colorful banners and advertisements. However, it is not necessary that your servers are able to handle the traffic consistently, no matter what the load is. Many good services mention their server uptime. Filter your web server series with only those that have at least 99.9% server uptime.
3) Seek out support and knowledge bags: Never sign up with a service provider that doesn’t offer 24/7 support. Many good hosting services offer a live chat option. Although the patience time is considerable, you have the upper hand in resolving your problem quickly. Make sure the company has a good bag of conditioned knowledge at their disposal and includes basic FAQs. You do not want to prolong your website visitors in patience until your web hosting provider fixes the problem.
If you consider these three things in your web hosting search, you will definitely end up finding a great service that will be the long-lasting companion of your website and your customers.