Wondering why your online ventures are not delivering much? Well, your web host could be the issue and if you are anything like me (I belong to the optimistic lot), you may want to consider terminating their services to look for better quality elsewhere. Similarly, if you are launching a new site and you want to hit the ground running, it is best to focus on subscribing to reputable web hosting services to avoid choking your bouncing baby venture at its prime. Here are seven crucial web-hosting tips that I have (based on solid research) compiled to inspire you through your quest to find sustainable web hosting solutions.
Excellent technical support is the most basic of all checks that should not miss out on your web host search list. Most company advertise 24/7/365 support however, unfortunately to say; very few deliver the actual package. To avoid any web hosting gone bad surprises, make sure to conduct an independent and thorough research by running a few simple tests:- Call ahead and see how long it takes to get someone pick up your calls. How long do they take to resolve your issues? Also, how prompt are they in replying to support emails? Do they have a community forum? Where are they based? What do other clients have to say about their technical support prowess? Bandwidth The amount of bandwidth required depends on the nature of your site. Are you planning to upload audio and video files? Do you intend to use multiple domains? Are you launching a basic site?
Well these are just but a few of the many questions that you ought to ask yourself before rushing to choose a particular web hosting solution. Remember, complex sites (featuring multiple domain, audio/video files, and daily blogging) require high amounts of bandwidth space unlike their basic counterparts (featuring simple files). Uptime It is critical to find a web host who offers at least 98% uptime to maximize on your site exposure but just as it is the case with technical support; many incompetent web hosts advertise 99% uptime only to offer something completely different after you subscribe to their services. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell how reliable a host’s uptime is at a glance.
You can, however, consult uptime site checker sites (e.g host-tracker.com/) and available customer testimonials to get a rough idea before jumping into a deal. Can they handle heavy spikes? For an optimistic online marketer and website owner, growth is inevitable. Simply put; don’t just rush to make a decision based on your current needs without taking note of your upcoming potential. Consider the following two pointers while looking for a provider who is willing and equipped to handle your exponential growth:- *Connection speed. *Ability to support a surge in traffic Among other tips that are worth considering while looking for reputable web hosting solutions include: Security, type of operating system used (by the host), back-up and market experience ex cetra. As you look forward to a much better web hosting experience, we sincerely hope that you’re going to put all the tips and information provided herein to good use. All the best!