Four questions to ask to find the right web host for your business
Figuring out where to host your website is an important step in getting your business online. It’s essential to choose a reputable and reliable hosting provider so that you get the customer service and support you need.
Web hosting makes your website accessible to others on the Internet. A web hosting provider ‘rents out’ allocated space on their servers to their customers for a fee. So aren’t all web hosting companies the same? Well, no. Here are four questions to ask to find the right web host for your business.
1. How much space do you need?
Hosting packages normally include specific quotas for resources such as disk space and traffic. A simple corporate site, small e-commerce site or a personal blog will need a shared hosting package. A popular website with a large number of visitors or a custom website with specialised software will need a dedicated hosting plan. Some web hosting companies charge expensive over-usage costs if you exceed your quotas.
2. How much technical assistance do you need?
How much control you want and assistance you’ll need will dictate the type of hosting plan you choose - and the web hosting company you choose. Your choices are shared hosting, a Self-Managed Server or a Managed Server.
3. Is there capacity to scale?
Scalability is important when choosing a hosting provider and web hosting package. While you may start off small, you’ll want to be able to upgrade your hosting package with ease as your business grows. It should be simple and inexpensive to upgrade or downgrade between packages.
4. How much support is offered?
No matter the package you choose, you want a hosting provider that prides themselves on their customer service, and one that makes themselves available to you 24/7. The customer support team should be available by phone and e-mail and should also provide you with helpful resources to guide you if you prefer to figure things out on your own.
Xneelo takes these questions into consideration every day. It has outlined further details on how to choose the right hosting package for your business. Its goal is to empower small businesses to succeed.