Pretty sure this in not the first tutorial you had read and definitely will not be the last. Choosing a right hosting provider can turn into a ‘headache’ with the numerous variants that are available nowadays. Sometimes this may lead you to a wrong decisions and choosing a bad hosting service.
A ‘bad’ hosting service may include:
- Negative effects on your search rankings
- Money wasted
- Hard Work wasted
- May affect your online authority
So, better be careful ! We are here to show you some easy thing you should keep in mind while choosing the web host 🙂 .
The Web Host Most Important Features
The features that we are talking about are very important and you should set up a goal of the right ones that your website needs. You can check them on the host official website. This may be a little tricky because in the end they are sellers and may include some ‘extras’ on their description. But you can always read the reviews and ratings to have a better vision.
Speed and Performance
The speed of website loading matters. You don’t want to frustrate the clients with a bad performance after you had put big effort on creating your website. Web pages that load quickly perform well on all fronts: higher conversion and user experience. There are some factors that have a direct impact on your website speed and they are associated with the RAM, the CPUs and disk space (HDDs & SSDs). A bad decision of web host may cause a dramatic slow website and even may also make the site go offline.
- A fast hard drive will lead you to a better perfomace
- Dedicated Resources is an important factor to keep in mind before choosing. It can prevents the other sites from consuming your site’s resources like memory and processor.
In this case is better to choose a VPS dedicated server, than a shared one.
Uptime is a measure of the time that the server has been working and is available. It shows the time or percentage the service is up and operational. The counterpart of that is downtime. It shows the time or percentage the service was unavailable. Uptime is often measured by ‘nines’, according to Hosting Manual . Check out this website calculator for a good uptime measurament.
|99%||Two Nines equals to 7 hours and 12 minutes downtime in 30 days|
|99.9%||Three Nines equals to 43 minutes and 12 seconds downtime|
|99.99%||Four Nines equals to 4 minutes 19 seconds downtime|
|99.999%||Five Nines equals to 26 seconds downtime|
|99.9999%||Six Nines equals to 3 seconds downtime|
So you will probably search for a web host that offer at least a 99% uptime.
The support is an important service and should be included. Even if you are not a beginner you may still need help. Most providers of web hosting ensure some degree of support. They provide support via telephone, support forums, live web chats, emails and a support ticket system.
Not all Popular Host Provider Companies are Right for you
Big name Web hosts are powerful companies that have built their brand to success over time. But that doesn’t mean they are perfect. Sometimes they may miss something by not paying enough attention to whether their hosting solutions would suit our business needs or not. So at this point you should still read the reviews for a certain company, they are the best solution at times.
Go for a Web Host Company that Allows Testing Customer Support
I think that the reviewers voice that tell you how great a Web host’s customer support is, usually is not enough. You can test and see for yourself before signing up with them. You should ask questions and pay attention to the way that they deal with your questions, and of course how long they answer to you. The testing is something that you better do it yourself !
Shortly and effortly those are most important things you should keep in mind while choosing a hosting provider, according to us.
How about you? What are your main things to keep in mind?
Let us know 🙂