Great Tips and Tricks of Finding a Reliable Web Hosting Company

50It will be a painful experience to have a potential paying customer visits your site, and finds out that it’s down again, after several attempts to search for your site.

I had this experience way back then when I was still naive on the right hosting company to host my newly born website. My website at then, felt the heat of the incompetent, and sub-standard service rendered by my hosting company.

Did I hear you say, “what about their Support Desk?” Sorry to burst your bubble, their support was like pulling a rabbit out of the hat. It took them ages to respond to me on what was happening.

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A Guide To Web Hosting Companies

49To run an online business you need to host your website. There are many web hosting companies that you can use but few are ideal for you.

Factors to consider when looking for a web hosting company

Backup: The last thing that you want is to lose the content on your site. It’s common for websites to be hacked. For peace of mind, you should choose a hosting company offering the backup feature that allows you to access your content even after getting hacked. To have an easy time you should go for a company offering a one-click backup option.

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How Your Web Hosting Company Treats Your Site

48Nowadays there are many web hosting companies offering enticing promotions and gimmicks. The provision of cheap plans and free domain names makes it easier for you to fall into the wrong hands. Some years ago, it was possible to easily spot a good web host because the choices available then were quite few. Today however, site hosting services ranges from hundreds to thousands. Thus making it a herculean task to choose the best service if you had to scrutinize every one of them. So as there are more choices, you have less freedom to make a rapt decision. With all host providers available online, geographical boundary is no longer a limitation. So you now have a large pool of potential suppliers to choose from. If you are a ‘newbie’ in web stack technology, the process may be harder.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner with little or no knowledge about web hosting. Careful consideration of certain parameters will help you make the right choice. They include- contract length, charges for renewal, price of initial package, bandwidth, server upgrade, server efficiency, email and software support and FTP access. Others are control panel, back-up, customer support, up-time, security and environmental friendliness. With the above parameters, it will be easier to compare your potential host provider and screen them according to your requirements. However, it will be very burdensome to screen numerous web host based on every parameter mentioned above. It is unfortunate that you can do little about the stiff competition in the hosting industry. The bottom line is to choose a site hosting provider that can offer you the service you need at a reasonable price.

It is not ideal to use all the parameters mentioned above to compare and choose among hundreds of suppliers. You can make the search for the best hosting site easier by consideration 3 basic requirements. These include initial start-up, routine uptime and emergency handing.

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