HOSTING CAN BE HIGHLY TECHNICAL
Hosting is often the very first step in setting up a site. One of the most common questions we get asked by clients setting up new websites is “What hosting should I get?”. It might sound simple but if you are looking for hosting and like a lot of us don’t understand the numbers it can be very confusing. Hosting is important as its one of the primary factors in determining how fast a site operates. Meaning a good host equals a speedy site. In this article, I will give you 4 basic things to look for when looking for a new host & a quick cheat sheet to help you pick the right package for you.
What’s a server?
A server is a physical computer where a website lives. The server delivers files to site visitors when they type a URL (web) address. A website needs a host just like a house needs land.
We’ll try to use easy-to-understand lingo for those of us who don’t speak “geek”.
BASIC QUICK THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A HOST
1. COMPANY AGE
How long has the company been in the hosting business?
2. CUSTOMER SERVICE
Do they have 24/7 live support or are they limited to certain hours in certain countries? Are they responding and actually fixing the issues presented?
Do they have a good reputation for uptime, latency and performance?
4. HOSTING PRICING
What’s the actual cost? Are they hiding costs until checkout?
Below is a cheat sheet to help you pick your hosting quickly and easily without hassle.