Whether you are a newbie or an experienced web-based professional, you know the real importance of the selection of a good web hosting service, when it comes to the case of a completely functional website or blog. Since Hosting is considered as one of the backbones of a website or blog, you should consider a few factors before purchasing a web hosting service. Several researches and experiences have proved that the bad selection of a web hosting can restrain your blog from succeeding. In this article, we would like to list out major ones of such factors so that you will be able to purchase the most appropriate web hosting for your website.
What does your website/blog require?
You should ask this question to yourself as many times as possible before selecting a web host. We have seen several bloggers and internet marketers, especially newcomers of the field, who spend a lot of money for buying VPS as well as dedicated servers just for hosting one simple blog or static websites. In addition, their reason for doing so is like a precaution. Whatever their reasons are, you should first understand what your blog wants, whether you would like to host multiple websites/blogs, do your blogs require SSL and dedicated IPs, etc before choosing a plan. We would take the example of an upcoming blog on tech niche. Unless you have a great source of traffic, it will take around a few months for the website/blog to gain the path of success. In that sense, there is no point in buying a VPS for that blog. Once you have understood this section, you can move onto rest of factors.
Uptime, Go for Maximum
As you know, uptime literally means whether you want to see your website down. Hence, if one web host does offer an uptime of 100%, it means that your website/blog will always be functional. However, no hosting providers dare to offer such an uptime because technical issues are out of human control, though they provide up to 99.9%. So, what you can do is going with the web hosting service, which offers the best uptime. Significance of uptimes becomes crucial when it comes to the case of a blog, which of course would like to all readers equally.
Technical and Customer Support
You may face some issues while creating or managing your website. It is quite usual. However, the perfect web host will be there to help you through their customer support department. The same customer support will be very useful when you have made some mistakes while setting up the website. Therefore, before purchasing the web host, you should check the quality of customer support of the firm. For doing so, you can ask your friends or check out reviews on forums or blogs. In addition, good web hosts always offer different methods for grabbing technical support such as live chat, toll free number etc. According to convenience, you should check whether the mentioned web host has such a method for getting customer support.
Reliability – Word makes Sense
Suppose you have created your site and the site is receiving satisfying amount of everyday traffic. What will possibly be your reaction if you came see your website to be not functioning in one morning? How would you react when the web host provide some indigestible reasons such as the over CPU use or something? Mostly, this can make you nothing more than irritated. In order to get rid of these problems, you should check whether the web host is reliable, not only in their statements but in their action too. For this section too, you can seek help from your friends or some colleagues, who have used different web hosting services. Also, you may consider some reviews about the web host so that you will get a clearer idea about how reliable the service is.
Usability – Can you use it easily?
Almost everyone seems to be quite confused, when it comes to server management. And, what it would be like if the host has embedded some complex things in the server management platform? Hence, you should be concerned about the usability of web hosting control panel so that you can confirm whether you would be able to manage your site or blog with ease. However, there is some other criterion in determining the usability of the control panel such as the integration of associated services like statistics. In order to check these, you can have a demo of control panel.
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