One of the most important things when creating a website for your business or your blog is buying the domain and finding web hosting. In a nutshell, hosting means that someone, a company or a service provider, will keep on his server all the files that make up your website: your texts, pictures, articles, videos etc.
The complete explanation of how hosting works is a little bit more complex, but what you need to understand is this: if you create a Word document on your computer, you will need to save it on the hard disk of your device in order to access it later. The same with your website: all your content needs to be saved somewhere online in order to be available for access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for anyone.
Usually, when looking for hosting, you should search for the services of a serious provider, someone who is not going to disappear overnight, who has servers that work well, and makes your website be quickly displayed. In order to minimize any risk that you might once lose your website because of server failure, here are some things you should be paying attention to when choosing your hosting provider.
What does the hosting package include? Typically, a hosting package includes specifications related to monthly traffic, the disk space you are allowed to use, the number of domains you can host in your account, whether there are any website optimization recommendations for better operation, or the providers speed of reaction to occurring problems. Usually, this information will be written in the price offer the company will provide you.
What kind of customer relationship do they offer? Before signing your hosting contract, analyze the means of communication that your provider offers in case of unfortunate mishappenings. Being able to quickly contact your hosting provider is important, because if your website crashes, you wouldn’t want to wait for a couple of days before it is being fixed. Choose a partner that has a ticket system available 24 out of 24, so that you can always find assistance when needed.
Where there any bad incidents in their relationships with other customers? Research your future hosting provider on Google, and read what other customers had to say about their services. Look whether there were any complaints made by customers during recent months, and whether the company managed to resolve the concerning issues and satisfy its clients.
Who else has a website hosted on their servers? Use WhoIsHostingThis to see if there are any big clients using the company’s services. Preferably, look for websites with years of activity and big traffic. This kind of websites are always looking for the best hosting services, as they rely on their providers to “keep business running”.
Here, at Sibername, we are always working to provide the best hosting services for our clients, because we know that slow website speed means losing business. Our hosting packages include all the good things that we discussed above, and you don’t have to believe us only because we say so. Read our customers’ testimonials and convince yourself that your website will be safe in our hands and on our servers.