Finding the perfect web host is like finding the right neighborhood for your website. With so many options out there, it can be hard to find the perfect one. Here are a few tips to help you find the right match for your domain.
YOUR SERVER MUST BE RELIABLE ----> You need your website to be up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. While nothing is perfect and it's logical to expect some issues throughout the year, you can expect that your website's servers are up and running 99% of the time. Anything lower should be considered unacceptable.
HOW MUCH TRAFFIC WILL YOUR WEBSITE GET? ---> Many people opt for shared hosting, giving most websites plenty of space for visitors to come check out their goods or information. It's the ideal option for newbies to the website world and those that are operating an online presence for a small business. What does 'ideal' mean? Most shared hosting experiences can accommodate somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 unique visitors to a normal WordPress based website a month.
If you find that your website is very busy (Congratulations!), you can always upgrade your domain to VPS hosting, or even dedicated hosting to allow for a better experience of website browsing for many more visitors.
THE DOMAIN GAME ---> When it comes to the web, keywords are key and one of the easiest ways to help your website show in the right internet searches is with the right domain name.
It's for this reason that it's important to find hosting that allows for multiple 'Addon' domains. This allows you to support man different websites with many different domains all under the same hosting account. It's not uncommon to find hosting companies that allow for up to 20 or 25 domains.
GET READY FOR FEES ---> It's very common for most hosting companies to offer low rates at sing up. This initial price is to encourage you to start service with them for a certain amount of time. However, when it's time to renew, the price usually goes up.