Hello Guys. On this post i am going to write about 7 things your future web host should have before you choose to go with it
After you have gone through all the trouble to create your website and develop the products and services that will revolutionize society, it is definitely with in your rights to demand a web hosting company that will present you in a positive light, guaranteed uptime, and have the resources that you need to prevent lag and any other forces possibly detrimental to your website taking over the world.
The first thing that you absolutely have to know is the network availability and traffic support that your web host will give you. You need to make sure that you get the uptime for your customers be able to access at all times. However, stay away from the web hosting companies that guarantee you 100% uptime. This statement is actually redundant and shows that the company is hardly professional in their language or their execution.
– Check for system redundancy and backup features.
In case there is a power outage, you absolutely must have system redundancy and backup features in order to guarantee that your customers do not receive a 404 page or worse. If the company has any system profusion you should know about it.
– Check the performance of the company’s overall.
Never worry about the rates of the company. What you want is quality, quality, quality. You can check online to make sure that the company that you are vetting has the performance detail that you are looking for. There used to be a time in which this information was hidden from all but those with the most inside connections. Now that reviews of companies are public knowledge thanks to public review companies, you should take full advantage.
- Check the bandwidth and the storage space that the company has.
Your company needs to have the proper resources for your web site. If you are on a shared web server or considering a virtual private server, take into account how many other accounts there are on the server so that you may more adequately determine if your growth will be too much for this web hosting company to handle. If you are trying to grow, you need to have enough resources for the spikes, not just the normal web traffic ( a choice is always a dedicated server like Singlehop’s services i wrote about in another post)
- Check for additional services.
Normal services simply do not cut it any more in the world of web hosting; the field is just too competitive. The company that you pick should have value added services that add to your business. Each web hosting solution will have different advantages – you simply pick the advantages which are most relevant to your company.
- Make sure they have knowledgeable and friendly customer and technical support staff.
The way that you determine whether a company has friendly support staff is to call them before you are a customer and ask them all the questions that you would if you were a customer. If they are patient and answer all of your questions, then this is a company that you can consider. If they are all about the bottom line, “churn em and burn em,” as so many companies in this industry do, then you can definitely find out from the way that they will try to shift you into sales or get you off of the phone as soon as they find out that you are not a client. Do not take this lying down; simply hang up and find a new company with which to do business. The good ones are out there like Hostgator i wrote about in another post of mine
- Make sure they can solve your problems.
You know your web site and presence better than anyone, so you know the things that are bound to go wrong. If they have the expertise to handle these problems that you know that you will have, then you have definitely found the web hosting company for you. Once you find them, stay loyal and they will give you their best service and prices. The main thing, especially if you are on a shared or VPS server, is to become a priority to the web hosting company. That way when you have a problem, you get it fixed quickly.