Deciding which hosting provider can be tricky and the chances of you switching to another once settled is slim. That is unless they let you down by providing a poor service.
It is so important you chose the right hosting solution for your website and not the ‘best’ one.
For some businesses best means cheap and if you go down the cheap hosting route your business will suffer in the short and long term.
There are numerous articles on web hosting and in our view after 11 years of using different services there are only 2 ways to look at finding the right hosting website solution.
How important is your website, how important is it that your website is displayed and visible when someone types the address in their browser or when they find you from a search engine result. Or when they click on a link from a recommendation.
The thought of a potential customer not seeing your website is?
Now ask the question, how quickly do the pages load. What if there are a few people on the site at the same time, is the site still loading or is it clumsy and slow.
How you see your website working for your business will depend on how much you spend on hosting. There are hosting packages supplied by data warehouse specialists and you can pay 50 quid a year. The chances are your site will not deliver any expectations of it being a successful tool for your business.
A shared server environment is how the provider can bring down the costs.
By loading a server with 100 different website accounts the cost for annual hosting can be as little as 50 a year.
Some providers will have in excess of 500 seperate domains hosted on a single server.
A single dedicated server can cost as little as £3k a year and will be fully managed with 24/7 support.
Thinking of setting up a hosting company and signing up 500 websites to host and charge 50 a year for each domain. What a headache!
The sums might make this look attractive but the headache is bigger than a party of hangovers.
Do your business a huge favour. Look at the benefits of your website from your customers viewpoint.
If your website brings in business, no matter how it does it, make sure it is always available.
Your website may just be a reassurance for customers to see. So however pretty your website is, just make sure you have the best servers running it.
The two companies to choose dedicated, managed hosting solutions from are UKFast and Rackspace. They are not cheap but the rewards are huge when it comes to your website working for you to win more business.
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