The top 5 factors to consider before choosing a web host
You might be suspicious that we, as a web host, want to advise you how to choose your hosting provider. However we promise we’ll be as critical and fair about our services and those of our competitors as possible.
This is the aspect most of you would look at first when selecting a web host but it shouldn’t be a deciding factor, especially if you rely on your website to make profit. In reality, a provider who offers hosting your website for a few pounds a month most likely would not be able to guarantee neither reliable customer support nor quality hardware.
2. Customer support
Hosting providers may claim they offer 24-7 support, but this will not guarantee you will receive fast, knowledgeable service. Test the response of the customer support staff before committing to any long-term hosting contract. As a hosting provider we can assure you how much it means for our happy customers that we offer friendly and knowledgeable support, and when they report an issue with their website it will be always resolved as quickly as possible, and even explained to a client why it happened.
3. Uptime guarantee
We’ll say that again, if your business depends heavily on the website, think twice before choosing a web host. While no web host can guarantee 100% uptime, it should offer at least 99% uptime on average, and 24/7 server monitoring to ensure your website is up when you customers want to view it.
Leave room for growth with enough space. The amount of space good web hosts provide would matter if your website grows bigger than allowed. Remember that as your business grows, your website will tend to generate more traffic. The ability to scale will be increasingly important!
5. Different options
You can judge the level of your web host’s professionalism by looking at whether you’re offered different packages. We, for example, have tailored our web hosting plans with flexibility to tailor to your needs.
One thing is sure: there are a lot of web hosting companies. It’s crucial to select a hosting provider carefully since your business will depend on it. Do your homework.
Call us to inquire about our hosting, and if we can’t offer the solution you need we’ll recommend other web hosts to you! 023 8024 9820