Choosing A Good Web Hosting Company
CHOOSING A GOOD WEB HOSTING COMPANY THAT FITS YOUR REQUIREMENTS
So you have an idea or a business you are considering putting Online, there are many factors to consider when you begin to start looking for the correct host for your new website, as a newbie a few years back I had this consideration to make and constructing the website, designing content, keyword research, competitor research seemed to me the main concern and the need to get this right, however here are some factors you need to consider when selecting a hosting company for your website.
PRICE OF WEB HOSTING COMPANY
Yes as we all know price is always an issue and especially in business and in this case cost of hosting your website, there are many hosting companies online who can offer very cheap packages.. but you tend to get what you pay for, so consider what you are getting for the price and tread carefully, below are some factors explaining in more detail of what you need in your hosting package for that price.
It is essential to have a good relationship with your hosting company so that you can call and email easily in relation to tech issues, and of course they are helpful and knowledgeable.. if you are new to online marketing and website issues this is extremely important your hosting company has a good knowledge and educational materials/ videos of how hosting works and helpful tips that can help you deal with certain issues.
WHAT ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS
Ask yourself what you exactly want from hosting? for example is this a one off site you need hosting for? or are you considering adding other websites? if you run a car repair shop and have a dedicated car repair website as the business grows you want to branch into other aspects of car business ie car rental.. in this case you may need hosting package that offers you room to add more sites easily and will not be too costly.
WHAT TYPE OF WEBSITE CMS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
There are many website CMS that you can use to construct a website so your hosting company needs to have this facility to host website using this CMS, WordPress is a very popular CMS and a good way for newbie designers to construct a fantastic website that will suit your requirements..in most cases your hosting company will facilitate this, but it is good to check before you proceed, other platforms include Drupal or E-Commerce maybe Presta Shop.
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
Always good to check if there are any customer reviews of hosting company, check how old they are and see what the general consensus is.
What email package is available? cost of email? how many email users am i allowed? all important questions that need answers before you proceed, how easy is it to add future employee email address? its your business email so how secure is it? what sort of spam filter and security do they offer.
C PANEL INTERFACE
How easy is it to navigate the C Panel to do certain tasks? really important that you can access this area to make immediate changes and amend issues.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF WEB HOSTING COMPANY
May seem unimportant but!! if your website and business is based in Ireland and targeting Irish market you may need to consider this, ie your website goes down at 10 am and your hosting company has a significant time difference, you not be able to contact tech support for some time which can be a problem for the business.
In summary of this topic the main point to take away is do some research and pick what suits your needs and consider all options before proceeding, my current hosting is Hosting Ireland and here is a cheeky plug for these guys.. there tech support is fantastic and very helpful and fast response, reasonable price and flexible with any changes that i may need done, they are also based in Ireland which makes it very easy to get in touch when I need too.. below is link to these guys feel free to check them out below in your research for hosting company.
MORE INFO ABOUT HOSTING IRELAND
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