How to Find a Webhost That Actually Works For Your Business

Uncategorized 10.9.2012 Comments Off on How to Find a Webhost That Actually Works For Your Business

The first step one must take to host a website is to get a descent website. Well, you have already done that. You got a web designer and he designed the website as per your dictates. Then you got a programmer to put in features that you needed to promote your work or business. Now what? Host it. This is a tricky one. As for the web designer and programmer they were real guys working for you and so you had control over them. You made them work according to your taste and requirement. But when it comes to web hosting, nothing of this sort happens. You commit ones you have paid them for a year to host your website.

You then try to upload your website and then your ordeal begins. You can’t get past the server connection. Your login and password don’t work. Your files don’t upload and you keep blinking in front of your monitor, till you get the message “server not found”. You scratch your head, try it once again and then again and then again. Nothing happens you then decide to call up your web hosting company. It doesn’t respond and when they do you can’t make head and tail of it. Finally you give up and look for another web server hosting company.

This could all have been averted had you just been careful while choosing your web hosting company.

First of all try to assess your own requirements and your make a note of your own skills. Some web server providers are real good but they need skills of a professional programmer to upload and maintain the website. Some are real easy but they don’t provide premium services. So you have to take a call on that.

Secondly, go by the reputation of the web server provider. Reputation is everything in this business. If you check forums and find that more people are dissatisfied with the service provider than you would do well to keep away from that.

Thirdly never decide the web hosting service provider by the price it is charging. The cheap ones know their worth. Go for reasonably priced as per the prevalent market rate. Chances are you would have a quite a number of web service providers to choose from.

Fourthly, always look for what service provide is providing in the package that interest you. Many service providers are provide direct and easy integration of popular services like WordPress, Joomla, e-commerce solutions etc. This could save a lot of money you would have spent on your programmer. These days, with easy interface and online help people with little or not programming skills can do wonders.

Lastly don’t forget to check the specs of the web server your website would be hosted on. Go for secure servers with good hardware configuration. Don’t forget to check uptime and track record to be sure about the service

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