How To Choose A Web Host

Picking the right web host for your websites is an important decision you need to make. More often than not, webmasters consider storage, bandwidth and price as the main deciding factors to opt for a certain web host provider. The fact is, there’s more to web hosting than bandwidth and pricing. Here are some things you need to look for when deciding where to house your web sites:

Reputation Of Web Hosting Company

There are tons of web hosting companies online that promises virtually the same level of service with similarly competitive prices. There are those who claim to be hosting hundreds of thousands of websites employing nothing but the latest technology to guarantee exceptional hosting service. What do you expect? These companies are are marketing themselves. You will hear nothing but the best about them.

To distinguish the best from the mediocre web hosts, do some research. Google reviews about them, read their company profile, read testimonials from their customers and visit websites they currently hosts. Reputable hosting companies are usually those that have withstood the test of times. What we really want to avoid are those fly by night hosting companies that could potentially put your website to a lot of risks. Take my advice and stick to companies who may not have pleased all their customers or may have not offered the best price on their services but has managed to stay on their feet for a long period of time.

Customer Service Or Customer Support

It’s always nice to know that someone is ready to give you the needed support in case you encounter some major problems in running your sites. And because time is GOLD, you don’t want to get your website down for a long time before any corrective action is done to restore it. This is why it is imperative that you choose a web host provider with excellent customer service or customer support. It is not enough to settle for any web hosting company that has customer support if their support is untimely, slow and inaccurate. Those web hosting companies that offer the best customer service/support are those that realizes your value as a customer.

Who Are Their Customers?

One great way to identify the better web host providers is through their customers. Successful businesses wouldn’t want to entrust their websites to unreliable or incompetent web hosts. They go for nothing but the best. What I did when I was choosing the host for my blog was to check where my favorite blogs are hosted. From the list of web hosts I gathered, I then compared their features and prices.

When you’re done checking the reputation, customer service and customers of your potential web host can you then single out your preferred/ideal web host based on their capacity (technology, bandwidth, disk space etc.)

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