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Five things to consider before choosing a web hosting company

Awais Ahmed

Years ago we all relied on bandwidth and disk storage when we decided the right web hosting service companies. Today, times have changed and we have to analyze comprehensively of the service provider and its benefits when we make the decision to choose the right web host for our website, but at the same time we should take into account that different web hosting service providers are distinctively suitable to host different types of sites. However, here are the most common factors to consider before you buy web hosting;

Price

The most important and the first factor anyone should consider is price. Naturally every person’s first impression about a service is its price, but it’s not the deciding factor, as price only helps us to analyze the actual monetary value of the service when compared with other companies’ altogether. Also jumping on the service that is the cheapest is not always the best idea. Quality does cost good money, as good things doesn’t come for free. You should always compare the rates of the packages that each web hosting service provider offers before you make your decision.

Security & Reliability

Penetrable servers and unstable network connections leads your web server to go offline. While you go offline your viewership falls which results in less sales. What if you’re running an e-commerce business, and its Black Friday, and your server goes offline? You’ll earn nothing on such occasions where the sales are enough for the whole year. Not only that, but it also leads your site to be ranked low on search engines like Google and Bing.

It is necessary to make sure that the data of your server is accessible every time, but it’s also important that you have an impenetrable and secure hosting solutions as well.

Customer Service

Who doesn’t want a good customer service? It is really important that the company has adequate technical support, and is available 24/7 to resolve any issue you’re facing. Also their customer support should include chat support and social media availability. You should place your priority towards the companies that have in-built customer support department.

Features & Limitations

A blog needs less features than an E-commerce site, so if you run an e-commerce business, it is important to have adequate processing, RAM and storage for your functions to run smoothly. So make sure that your service provider meets your future needs or even far beyond that and has a big setup for heavy material and web hosting. You have to keep in mind that your web hosting company grows with you and is always ahead of your future needs.

Email Hosting

Feedback is what you want from customers on a daily basis so that you can get better, but that’s only possible if you have your email linked to your website domain name. So it’s really important to choose a web hosting company that offers you email hosting for your website email.