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HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD WEB HOSTING 2020

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HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD WEB HOSTING

Are you searching for a hosting provider for your site? There are so many web hosting providers available, but problem is that it is difficult to differentiate between the good hosting provider and the bad.
This is why, some useful tips has be created to help you make the right hosting decision for your website growth. These tips are;

CHECK OUT REVIEWS ABOUT THE HOSTING PROVIDER
Reviews are one of the common ways to know more about the reputation of a web hosting company. Reading the company’s review opens your mind to a wider knowledge of things about the company. You will also get to know what other customers have to say about the hosting provider before you subscribe to it

HOSTING PROVIDER HAS TO BE RELIABE
Choose a very reliable host provider. Go for an option that guarantees you goof level of uptime because downtime will have a dangerous effect on your business generally.

FAST CONNECTION
This is another factor you must consider before going for any hosting provider or package. If the hosting does not load fast or has poor connection, there is a high possibility that it may drive your customers off. Generally, customers need a fast and responsive site. This is why you need to consider the loading / browsing speed of the hosting provider before purchasing it.

CONTROL PANEL
Look for a hosting provider that offers you a user-friendly web based control panel which will allow you to easily manage many aspects of your website from any location yourself.

Cost effectiveness is another important factor and it is worthwhile finding out if there are any hidden extra costs for things like bandwidth, renewals and upgrades. Compare pricing of several hosting packages to find out where you can save the most money.

SERVER FEATURES
Figure out your web hosting requirements and then find out what sort of features your web host has to offer, things like how many domains can be hosted on one account and how much storage and bandwidth is available. If you want to sell goods or services online, you will need a host who will let you set up a secure server (SSL), if you are planning to collect credit card payments.

SUPPORT
Although many still favour the more traditional methods of customer support via telephone and email, a hosting company that runs a live chat service will give you 24/7 contact with support technicians and engineers to ensure that everything is running optimally and to resolve issues within minutes, instead of hours.

SERVER LOCATION
If the location of your hosts data centres is important to you, you can email the company or do a quick online search to find out their physical location.

BANDWIDTH & TRAFFIC
Also known as data transfer, which means the amount of bytes downloaded from your site to your visitors. Although some hosting companies may claim to offer unlimited bandwidth, there is actually a limit that can be exceeded and extra charges can be incurred. Definitely one to watch out for if you think your website will bring in a high level of traffic.

FLEXIBILITY
A good hosting company will give you the options to upgrade or downsize your hosting package should the need arise. It is best to start off with a shared hosting account and then move on to a dedicated server later on if required. However these days there is quite a reasonable allowance for bandwidth on shared server hosting packages.

DATA BACKUP
In case of database and hard disk failures or hackers, some web hosts do regular backups of data so they should be able to restore your website in full, should the worst come to the worst.
Keeping these ten factors in mind, we hope to have simplified the host choosing process.
 
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