As there are many web hosting companies, choosing a web host for your online business or blog can be a complicated task. A website or blog can be your online identity. For many bloggers & entrepreneurs, their blogs are main source of their income. So they should keep their blogging business in properly.
If you really want to succeed as a blogger or an online entrepreneur, your web host will play a major role in defining your success. Let me give an example. There are many business websites & blogs related to schools, colleges, restaurants, online shopping, grocery stores etc. All of these business entities want to grow their business by giving proper information to the audience online.
What if the web server of websites of these business entities goes down or got a malicious security attack? Surely their business will gonad paralyze for a period until the web hosting server does not get back to it normal working. Online Shopping sites like Amazon and Walmart will be in huge lose if their web server got malfunctioned. It will affect their sales & profit. So they invest a large amount of money to deploy high quality web servers.
Same applies to your money-making blog. Suppose you are earning online from Google Adsense and your blog’s server goes down for a whole day. Your Adsense earning will be negatively affected by this.
It shows that you should always look for a best web hosting service which suits your online business need. But how you will choose a right & best web hosting service for your blog or website.
There are many factors which will affect your choice for a web hosting.
Factors To Consider While Choosing A Web Hosting Service
Price is the most important factor while choosing a web host. Everybody has a budget while buying a hosting plan from a web hosting company. You can buy among Shared hosting, VPS and dedicated server. It’s a natural that we humans are attracted towards cheap priced products & service.
You should not always go for cheap priced web hosting service unless it’s of high quality. If there is a better service available at some high price then you should not hesitate to spent more money.
You can also compare the features & price of various web hosting companies before making a decision about one.
2. Geographical Location
Geographical Location of audience of your online business should also be taken in consideration. There is no reason to host your website on Australian server, if your target audience is from USA. So what will be the wise decision here. First of all you should know about the targeted audience of your website and host the website in the same country or nearby country from where your audience belongs to.
It will give an SEO benefits as Google loves fast loading website. So your website will be fast in that country & the ranking of that website will go up.
3. Company Background
Yes, company’s background or history is a factor to look upon before going for a web host. I will always prefer that company which veteran & have more experience in industry. In simple word, the company which is in business for a long time should be given preference.
It’s not a wise decision to choose a web host which is new in the industry. They may shutdown their business, if not goes in profit.
4. Technical Specification & Infrastructure
You should always be aware about the technical features of the web hosting plan you want to buy. These technical features includes Bandwidth, Disk Storage, CPU Cores, RAM, Operating System etc.
Before buying a hosting plan, make sure how much bandwidth and disk storage you will get. Some of the hosting provider put a limit on bandwidth & storage capacity. You should know about that otherwise it will cause issue for your blog later.
VPS and Dedicated server users ask the web host about how much CPU Cores & RAM will they get in a particular hosting plan. Will it be fully managed or not. Whether they have their own servers or have rented servers.
5. Look For Reviews
Review about a particular web host can easily give you an outlook about their service. You can make a Google Search about that particular company for a review. In a review, you will surely get the information about their uptime, customer support and much more worth reading.
Also you can contact the administrator of a website and tell them to provide much-needed information (uptime, pricing, discount etc.) about the host they are using.
6. Customer Support
Your prime concern should go for a web host which have exceptional customer record. Customer support should include support via live chat, phone and email. You can get the customer support record of a company in reviews.
Make sure, you get support 24*7*365.
7. Other Important Points
- Get information about security measures taken by a particular to secure the servers.
- Whether they provided data backup or not.
- A web host company should provide flexible plans. It means if you can upgrade to any other plan in case your traffic grows.
- You can take the help of an expert to recommend the right web host for your business.
If you are about to start a new blog and looking a for a good web host then you should follow this guide to find the suitable web host for your blog. I highly recommend you to take all these points in considerations while choosing web host.
Are you satisfied with your current host? If not, which point about your host make you dissatisfied. Tell me about that or any question about same in comment section.