If you Google “hosting company” you’ll immediately be inundated with hundreds of possibilities. All of these companies will tell you that they are the best and will give you fast, reliable hosting for your site.
Will all of them give you “fast, reliable” hosting? Unfortunately, no.
Just like anything, the hosting industry is made up of good and bad providers. Your job is to find the one that will, in fact, give you fast, reliable, and affordable hosting services.
Since we are also in the business of providing hosting services, we feel we know what we’re talking about when finding a good host. Consider these factors as you research the best one for your needs.
Level of Customer Service and Support
The cheapest hosting companies will not give you any help at all. If your site goes down, you’ll have to find a web developer to figure it out – even if it has to do with your host. This can be a problem if you don’t have a developer or you don’t know how to work with the host’s backend (CPanel – FTP – etc.).
If you believe you will need support at some point, you want to work with a hosting provider you can get to know personally. While there are many huge hosting companies available, you’ll get a different tech every time you call or chat, and that can get frustrating. Having one person to reach out to can be much easier and quicker when you need to solve a problem.
The Size of Your Site
Some hosting companies simply don’t have the servers necessary to keep up with your site if it’s growing at an accelerated pace. One of the first questions or specs you need to look for is the bandwidth of the servers the hosting company has available.
If you’re just starting out, this may not seem like a problem for you. I want to encourage you though to think of the future. You site may grow bigger than you imagine, or you may decide to host other sites, and if the company you choose can’t support much, it will be a costly move for you. Moving to another host doesn’t only take time, but you’ll have to migrate your sites over to the new one, and that can be expensive if you can’t do it yourself.
Understand the Server You Need
As discussed in another post, there are many server types available. Knowing the differences between them can help you choose the best hosting company.
To recap, you have shared servers, VPS, and dedicated servers and cloud servers. Each one has its own benefits and drawbacks, but not all hosting companies offer each one. Knowing which one will be best for you will make choosing a host easier for you.
Choosing Us as Your Hosting Provider
Listen – we know that we’re one of those hundreds of hosting companies available out there.
We are different in the fact that we connect with your customers on a personal level and give them the quality customer service, support, fast, reliable, and yes, affordable hosting services.
If you’re looking for a hosting company, consider our services. We would love to tell you more about them, so contact us now.