Wednesday, December 12, 2018

How to Choose Right Web Hosting for your website

Like most issues, making a decision on which hosting company to choose can be tough. With all the companies in the market each promising to have 99% uptime, unlimited resources, and knowledgeable support, there must be a method to reduce through the jargon and make a knowledgeable choice.

There is a multitude of articles covering the running blog sites and publishing platforms. Nonetheless, whereas all these platforms are actually nice and efficient for constructing an online presence, a bad Website hosting provider can easily rub off (almost) all the good in them.

Now the question arises, how to choose the best and right hosting services

The only person that can provide the best answer is “You”, yes You. How? Because you are the only person that knows your hosting needs. A kind of website you are building, whether it’s simply a blog or professional blog or an eCommerce website. If this’s an eCommerce website, then you can’t take your chance to run your website on a shared hosting because with it, if I guess right you might need online software’s with it, payment gateway and other supporting features like a backup.

Now before you should choose a web hosting provider, you should keep these few points in mind :

1. Big brand name

I usually get an SMS from local crappy companies offering me mindblowing offer. When you find these kinds of offer I would only recommend, stay away from that. There is always something fishy in that and you will end up losing your money.

Choose always from a big brand name but at the same time all big web hosting providers are not good for you

Big is great companies which have built their brand to success over time. Nevertheless, we typically get blindsided by their successes a lot that we don’t take note of whether or not their internet hosting solutions would go well with our business needs or not.

And in actuality, they don’t seem to be one-size-fits-all Web hosts. Generally, people end up having issues with them, too

let me take an example, a few years ago all I know about was Godaddy. It is one of (or even) the largest hosting provider on the Internet, and that was my deciding factor. I was not bothered about will it fit my needs or will their services are the best fit for my business. And in the end, I lost my money.

Note: I am not saying Godaddy hosting is bad but it’s not also the best and in my case, it doesn’t fit my needs.

2. Price

Cheapest hosting might not be good for you. let us assume you are buying a cheapest web hosting from a good company but usually those cheapest will not offer you need.

There is usually a limitation you should look for. I was hosting a website on a cheap hosting company from India providing unlimited bandwidth and suddenly they suspended my website reason being of over-limit of bandwidth. So usually some cheap web hosting companies that offer unlimited bandwidth are not actually unlimited in real. So you should check their terms and conditions before purchasing.

3.  Reviews

Since choosing a Web host is one important decision you’d be making as an online business, you need to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward. You recognize what you need your website for and the features which are needed – find out in case your Web host can present them on the value they’re charging.

A few qualities you should look out in a web hosting services on a web hosting review website:

  • Uptime
  • Speed
  • Support
  • Customer Support
  • Security strength
  • Refund Policy
  • Conclusion

Web hosting companies provide various features that distinguish them from one another; you just need to find which one suits your needs the most.

Irfan Shafi
I am businessman, software engineer, artist, web designer and writer.
I am businessman, software engineer, artist, web designer and writer.

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