Making a decision has always been my biggest weakness of all time. I am simply not that good at making decisions for myself. However, despite all that, once I have made a decision, it will usually be a good one. How is that even possible? That’s because I consider many things carefully even to the smallest details. I think the same thing can be said for businesses that consider hiring web hosting services. You might need to consider a lot of things before choosing one for your business, but the most important thing is that you choose the right web hosting service for you. In this article, I’m going to tell you how to choose the right web hosting service so that your business website is secure and safe. Keep reading to learn more!
Know what you need
Before hiring or setting up things for your business, the first thing you need to do is understand what your business needs. For example, if you plan to build a website that has video blogging, 24-hour live streaming and the ability for visitors to register and upload their own videos, then your website would need more features. Therefore, this kind of website will not function well on a shared server because a shared server is designed to accommodate many small business websites that have limited requirements.
Choose the right hosting package
Shared hosting may cost less so many small businesses will likely choose this hosting type to save money. However, cheap price comes with a price… and a bigger risk. If you choose shared hosting when your website has many features in it, chances are; your website will be slow and take long to respond. And yes, slow websites turn customers away. Alternatively, you can choose a Virtual Private Server (VPS) for your business. Although it is slightly more expensive, it provides a faster, higher quality web performance and gives a better customer experience.
Read reviews and consider the rave ones
Just like how we read reviews before going to a restaurant or purchasing cosmetics, consider reading reviews for web hosting services too and find the one receiving rave reviews from customers, especially rave reviews coming from reputable websites. Also, conducting a research on a web hosting company through third party reviews is very helpful in finding consistent issues or complaints from current or past users. This will give you insights on which hosting company is more reliable.
When it comes to decision, don’t depend on the price
Price or budget can be the hardest part of making decisions and I won’t blame you for doing your best to get the best service while trying to cut corners at the same time, especially if you are a new small business owner. However, when it comes to business, taking risks and investing are the things you need to do to grow your business. Sometimes you need to spend your money to invest in some important aspects that will contribute to your business. High quality web hosting services may be so expensive, but think about this for a long term. Cheap web hosting services may cost you less, but the cost you have to pay in the future can cause damage to your company. High quality web hosting services may cost you much money, but it provides long-lasting 24/7 services and high quality security for your website to prevent your website from being attacked by malware or hackers out there.
There is a price you are willing to pay the moment you are very certain to start your small business. Web hosting is one of your website requirements in order to protect and grow your business. Plan your business right and you will get things right.