How to choose hosting provider
Everyone decided to go with websites, always leads to the eternal question:
Which hosting company should I choose?
Naturally, if not entirely oriented towards free platforms like blogger and wordpress.com, but I think this is serious.
Here I decided to write some guidelines and my views and experiences.
First, ask yourself the following questions:
- How big is expected to be on my site? Think ahead, plan and provide for their future projects.
- How can I keep my site on one host. This is not very important at the initial stage because hosting companies often increase their parameters, allowing for hosting more domains, and you can always upgrade to a higher plan. It’s good to think about this.
- Which country (region) will have most of your visitors? Check the consistency of your future hosting appropriate place. If you expect most of your traffic comes from a country, it would be nice to navigate to the foundation of the local server.
- Most importantly – uptime. It would not be good if your site is offline for 10 days in a month right? All web hosts promise 99.99% uptime and some probably do it. But … it happens. Check for negative feedback – information on the Internet a lot, a lot is written about specialized forums and blogs on the topic. However, the final decision is yours.
- Price. Do not choose the cheapest. The most expensive too. After researching the issue on the above points, you should make an assessment of the price / quality. Also a good option is to prepay for a longer period. Reductions “wholesale” are pretty good, but you should be confident in the quality of service.
- Always read all terms and conditions, instructions and rules. Quick look at it and pressing the “I agree” is never a good idea. It may be that do not meet the expectations and needs you but you know when you’ve prepaid. No need to waste time and nerves for distractions such as “Give me the money.” While that is an option, but in extreme cases.
- Support. Again, look for posts by foreign matter. A good hosting company for me is the following:
Never having to talk to the maintenance, but not sure that is always on, and that will answer and solve the problem in the shortest possible time.
Best buy is always the result of good research
Or luck of course. But do not count on it, though. Whatever your budget, whether you have a surplus or not does not matter. My opinion is that hosting is not bought like hot cakes. This is something that will be used for years and it is good to buy for less. Unnecessary problems by changing the DNS, moving entire sites disrupt your real work.
Good luck to all current and future webmasters.