How to Pick a Hosting Provider

With thousands of web hosting services from companies available today, the

choice of a web hosting service to signed contract with, can be a difficult

experience. It is not as easy as going to a store and buy something. For many

of us, it is like a grope in the dark. You need the following tips to guide

you in your decisions. Will your website be available 24/7 and 365 days in

a year? This is called server uptime and a successful website should have

an uptime of 98% to 99%. Any value below this is just unacceptable.

Visitors are not going to visit your website again if it is unaccessible most

of the time. If your website’s storage capacity is very small, then your

visitors cannot interact much with it. If your website has low bandwidth and

takes even a minute to load, this wait time will pissed off the visitor and is

an invitation to click the ‘x’ close or cancel button. A high bandwidth means

faster access time and a more enjoyable interaction with your website.

Web users nowadays expect a lot from websites. They want animation. They want

high-quality graphics and sound. The list goes on and on and this means you

have to have a huge storage space to cater to these user’s

fancy. You can continue to upload more and more beautiful images and sounds

for the whole world to see and this will invite more and more visitors.

A web hosting service that offers the software services like audio, video

streaming, ColdFusion and Flash animations as part of the package

instead of as an additional component to pay for, is an enticing offer that

you should not let passed by. The features of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) can

make ecommerce secure as it will encrypt communication. If this service is

available, you can purchase a certificate from the web hosting company. And

by displaying this security banner in your website will makes your it

professional and secure.

Acquiring a catchy domain name is a good technique to get the attention of

your website and your business. But it is difficult nowadays to come up with

an original domain name of our choosing since most nice-sounding domain names

are already registered in the records in domain registrars. But with a bit of

creativity, you can still come up with a really nice domain name.

Choosing a web hosting provider requires research on your part. There are

reviews of each web hosting company, and based on your budget you can find a

match that will publish you website for the world to see.