Enterprises make use of their website to reach existing clients and new potential customers. Every piece of information is available on the website in the form of web content, blogs and product and services to educate an individual about the offerings of a company. Organizations make sure that they are reaching the right audience but most of the times there is one common mistake that organizations make — they do not consider a good web hosting service for their website. Pricing of a hosting service alone does not conclude that the service is suitable for your business; there are multiple functions which a business should consider before availing a hosting service. Some organizations don’t consider this as an important step for their website which ultimately spoils their online presence and leads to loss of acquiring customers. In this blog, we will discuss the necessary points which should be considered while choosing the most appropriate web hosting provider for your website.
Let’s find out how to choose the right web host for your website
- Understand what type of Web Hosting you need
First understand the need of your business and then select the web hosting options accordingly. If your website experiences high traffic, then Dedicated Hosting is the best option for you instead of Shared Hosting which is designed for small websites with limited demands.
- Choose the right package
Opting for shared hosting will provide limited amount of server space and there is also the fear of website slowing down due to multiple websites being hosted on the same server. Dedicated server will provide maximum resources and high performance even when high traffic is experienced. An option like Virtual Private Server (VPS) offers a flexible platform for fast-growing websites but is a bit expensive compared to shared and dedicated hosting.
- Ensure the right amount of bandwidth
Some hosting providers set a threshold limit to the amount of bandwidth you are allowed to use each month. Newly-launched websites don’t need a lot of bandwidth but eventually they grow and it is a good practice to make sure that the hosting service you have selected doesn’t have a bandwidth lock.
- Don’t compromise on price
Various web-hosting providers offer services at a very low cost which seems tempting but they actually provide very few features because you only get what you have paid for, and hence, you do not receive service which are essential for your website. There are several packages to choose from based on your website’s requirement. The cheapest plan will offer slow servers, poor customer service and constant downtime whereas a little expensive hosting package will cover almost everything your website needs.
- Be thorough with T&C
Know exactly what the hosting provider is offering you, understand the complete Terms and Conditions of the service. Read through the document which includes one of the most important aspects which is — refund policy that you might need later in case you are not happy with the service.
- Understand the features you need
It is very important to understand the needs of your website by which you can figure out the services you might need. If you have a growing website then don’t select a cheap hosting service which would not have the RAM, storage space and the processing power which would cater to your needs. A new entrepreneur has limited budget and will choose a hosting service which suits his current needs and accordingly, there might be another player who is established in the market and will have another package which offers high-end services.
- Compare Hosting providers
Based on your requirements, look for a hosting provider who will provide you with all the services you need for a good website. Shortlist the service providers which you think are suitable for your needs. Compare packages of other providers and the features which will give you an idea on spending the amount allocated for hosting service.
- Ask about security
There are a lot of breaches on websites which do not have security layers to protect the content and data which is hacked and eventually compromises important information of users and visitors. Security should be a main concern for any entrepreneur while choosing a hosting provider.
A virtual store is what a web host provides you and you should take care of it to display your presence in the market. You need to carry out your research in order to select the best hosting service. There are technical considerations when it comes to selecting a server which would suit the size of your business, but you need to make those choices carefully. You now know the points to take into account while selecting the best web hosting service for your website.
About the author
Brijesh Joshi is a digital marketing executive at Host. He is also a passionate blogger who loves to pen down his thoughts on cloud computing solutions and various technology related stuff. He prefers to spend his time learning about AI, IOT and watching Sci-Fi Movies.