Every enterprise or website business owner wants to increase their business in one way or the other. With the onslaught of the internet entering our world, ecommerce has now flourished and will continue to do so. Traditional brick and mortar businesses are now investing money into their websites to sell and promote their stock and or services. This investment is all aimed at increasing their brand awareness amongst their customers. In fact, small businesses can now compete effectively and efficently against the big corporations and more importantly get their message out.
It is one thing to have a good website that is selling your widgets, however, you need a reliable web hosting comany to ensure that your website is live on the internet. There are literally thousands of web hosting providers that are available in the market today.
The question remains of how to choose a good web hosting provider for your website.
Good web hosting
To choose a good web hosting provider one needs to ascertain and lay down their own needs and purposes of why they want a website. First and foremost though, is to completely avoid free web hosting companies. Why? Because, a good web hosting company has got nothing to do with inexpensiveness, though yes budget is an important aspect but there is cost efective and then there is cost effective.
Although obtaining free web hosting can benefit you initially, in the long term however, how secure are they, how reliable are they, do they offer prompt response to any or all questions, how often do they go off line ? In short, understand the difference between a free web hosting company and a good web hosting company.
Identify Hosting providers that are able to grow with you as you expand and are able to offer solutions to your problems. In the event that your website is database driven and requires huge resources to drive it, ensure that your hosting company can accomodate those needs. Ask for a test account first and then when satisfied with the speed, ability and support aspects, then purchase.
From Hosting Impact’s point of view, we do not believe that there should be any hosting contracts. A customer should want to stay with a hosting company because they want to stay. All to often, we hear of this client or that client are locked into a 2 or 3 year web hosting contract. Should not be allowed.
Choose a hosting provider that gives you the most value for your dollar but that value does not mean that it is free.
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