Building out a beautiful business website is not as easy as many think. You have to think up a good name during domain name registration, procure a web hosting provider that align with your current business needs and choose a good content management system, such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla. And if you don’t have web design skills, you will need to hire a professional web designer to create a website for you. This piece talks about the main considerations when procuring a web hosting provider. Let’s drive in:
1) Price is an important aspect when choosing a web hosting provider
For new startup website owners, price is usually an important factor when looking to create their business websites. While many web hosting providers exist out there that offer cheap hosting plans, they may not offer critical hosting features and add-ons. There are web hosting providers that offer reasonable prices for web hosting with good features to help your website grow quickly. So don’t slant too much towards pricing when procuring a good web hosting company.
2) Bandwidth is a critical consideration when picking out a web hosting provider
The amount of bandwidth extended to you is important for the smooth running of your website. In essence, the more bandwidth a hosting provider extends to you, the better your site will run. That means your website will be able to withstand traffic upsurge when your business scales up. However, keep a sharp eye out on hosting providers that promise unlimited bandwidth. This might just be a marketing gimmick to get you to subscribe to their hosting plan. They promise unlimited bandwidth in the hope that startup websites won’t use much bandwidth.
3) Disc space or storage space is a vital aspect when looking out for a reliable web hosting provider
Disc space, essentially, is the physical storage space the web hosting provider offers for file storage. Most hosting providers today offer disc space in gigabytes, although some web hosts still offer the same in megabytes. Disc space will depend on your website’s requirement, but the more disc space offer, the better.
4) Uptime is one of the significant considerations in web hosting
Uptime is how often your website is available online. Getting 100% uptime is impossible. In fact, any hosting provider offering that is a red flag already. 100% uptime is not possible because of unavoidable software, hardware, and power failures.
5) A good web hosting company must provide backup systems
A reliable web hosting provider will plan out a data backup schedule on all web servers. At the bare minimum, a web hosting provider should backup files daily.
There are many other requirements for a good hosting such as operating system, money back grantee, control panel, scripting, FTP, and most importantly, customer support. However, if you can have the services mentioned above, your business will grow fast.
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