Author: Siddharth Patel - Founder and CEO at Techno Savvy Port Date: 28-03-2019
Having a high quality website is a must for every business today. Even as a small business owner you know just how important it is to have a quality website for your business. One of the many things you need to consider in order to achieve that is the choice of hosting company and what services they provide. To choose the right hosting company there are at least seven things to consider.
Depending on how big or small your website is, you will be needing sufficient storage from your hosting provider to store your website's files. A few gigabytes of storage is enough for a small to medium sized website, but something like a large eCommerce website will require much more space.
Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transfer allowed. This transfer occurs between the server your website is hosted on and your website visitors device. A large website attracting a lot of customers will need more bandwidth as well.
Your hosting provider should be able to offer higher resources in case there are unusual traffic spikes on your website. Say that your website is offering a sale and bringing in three times the visitors then usual, if your hosting can not handle that spike, your website will crash.
Reliability usually refers to the uptime your hosting provider will guarantee. Make sure you go over these options carefully and understand what they are offering and what it covers.
Make sure your hosting provider offers adequate security features. Malwares and viruses can cause Google to divert traffic from your website and thus defeating its whole point.
Not every hosting company provides this feature, but it can be good to ask for it and discover your options. Scheduled backup run by your hosting provider can keep your website safe in the events of accident.
One of the most important features is round-the-clock technical support, so that your problems can be immediately looked into and solved when they occur by dedicated professionals.