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Previously, I’ve spoken well about what it really meant to chose the best web hosting provider and as we proceed to the new year 2019, there is definitely going to be a new “New Year” resolution which every business people will start making.
As a matter of fact, the need to have a constant and relevant web presence is as important as starting your business itself. Nearly the whole world is now online and while majority of those online utilises their mobile phone for accesses to web contents and information vital to their needs and wants, your website can always be an avenue of business transaction with this potential customers which is a really great prospect for your business and every aspiring business.
Since the wake of the new century, the internet had become a very vital part to every human being. People can now communicate directly with families and business partners across the globe without having to depend on mobile carriers. The VoIP is a very great example of this making business transaction and communication cheaper than ever.
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Another reason you should consider bring your business online is how cheap it is to operate successful businesses online. The internet had really changed everything from how we interact to how we think in general. And with that said, I’d like to dive straight to how choose the best web hosting provider for your business.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WEB HOSTING PROVIDER IN 2019
With hundreds of web hosting providers these days, it nearly as hard to decide which company to go with and pay all the currency to host your web site. Look, let me make this very clear to you, the moment you transact your money for those web spaces, it’s as if you’re giving out your business to some PR or a manager to take care of some vital part of it for you.
Now you see how important it is to decide which web company you should go with. Its a really difficult thing especially of you have been disappointed by those you trusted in the past.
When I first stumbled upon my first web hosting provider Arvixe, it was a really tough decision for me because there were loads of mix up during this period. While Arvixe still remained one of the top web hosting providers in the world, there are other big providers such as GoDaddy.com which offers extreme web hosting and premium hosting features for your online business.
But with those companies nearly offering the same services, one thing I usually look for is the security then I look for reviews on their services and features contained within that hosting package i’m buying. With that said, here are top things to determine before choosing a web hosting provider in 2019
This is a very important factor to determine. 1and1.com for example have a really great support service but that depends on how you see it. What I meant is that 1and1.com versus Dreamhost.com offers their support in different ways.
While 1and1.com allows users to call them and then your problems can be solved directly over the call, Dreamhost.com offers you both online (Chat or Instant Messaging) and then call support.
Personally, I usually recommend Dreamhost to newbies who wants to manage their online businesses by themselves. Considering the fact that I can always fire up the Dreamhost support chat system while someone on the other end will definitely reply and help me is a really great thing I love about this company.
Now considering the services offered by Dreamhost against competitors such as Hostgator, You might see vast difference. Maybe It’s based on my own perspective, But I do like to be able to connect with whatever business partner I choose. Hostgator for example has all these goodies for a little less bucks but they usually seems too far away from me.
While Hostgator hosts CPanel for you, Dreamhost created their own WebPanel which might take you a little while to learn if you have been used up with CPanels before let’s say you’ve been consistent with Bluehost and others like Linode etc.
Coming to Nigeria, I’ve seen WhoGoHost or HostNowNow but believe me, these guys have really terrible supports. I would say maybe because of the status as being new in the business considering how long they’ve come, BUT on the normal ground, they offer the same simple web hosting features which are sort of like default.
But what I’d like to conclude with is that the support you get whenever you are using a web hosting provider is very crucial to your business. For example, While I was with Dreamhost, whenever I ran into a snag, I’m always rest assured that the problem will be solved because the support team are just one chat away.
This is another important factor to determine when choosing a web hosting provider. In the modern day with lots of hacking technologies and cyber criminals, it’s always very crucial to host with providers that can assure your business’s safety on their system.
While majority of these companies don’t even have their own system secured themselves, how else can they assure the security of other people’s business. It’s that simple. What I’d always advise you do in this sense is to look into the system and see if you are okay with it.
Conduct some researches on their past security issues and glitches. There are websites and applications online that can help you do this.
Since majority of web hosting companies usually advise backups, these companies on their own end usually have our website well secured for you in fact like backing this up on their multiple systems which can be easily retrieved whenever you request for it.
Dreamhost, 1and1.com, Namecheap and a host of others offers you security packages although for extra little bucks but this investments are worth it. Do note that even governmental websites are hacked on a regular basis not to talk of some amateur individual who doesn’t even know how the web service works.
That said, web hosting providers should be able to guarantee the safety of your website and services altogether. It might cost you a little bit more but it’s all worth it.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
This is another overtly important factor to determine before choosing a web hosting provider in 2019. 1and1.com for example offers a special service for SEO which allows you to optimise the look an feel of your website online and especially on Google which is one of the top most used search engine all over the world.
Any web hosting provider that doesn’t provide a great and optimal way of helping you get noticed on search engines might not be a really great choice at all.
While as a web owner yourself, you have some responsibility to take as far as SEO is concerned. There are bazillions of resources online you can always reach on to get started with SEO although you can outsource this to reliable companies so you can focus more on your businesses rather than SEO and web hosting management.
Dreamhost for example offers a more special SEO centric web hosting feature which is like an addon to the web hosting package you have chosen.
The moment your website takes too long to load, then people will bounce back and head to your competitor’s website which is faster. Believe it or not, millions of dollars are lost every year by businesses to competitors with faster websites online.
While majority of the speed of your website relies on how great you have optimise your website for maximum speed, the rest or let me say the foundation of the speed starts with your web hosting provider. This is why the speed of your hosting provider is very crucial to the success of your website.
Pingdom.com is a very great resource online to test the speed of your website. But the reliability of the speed offering by your web hosting provider can be easily seen by your potential customers.
Aside losing businesses and sales to competitors online, slow ad laggy websites takes longer to crawl and indexed by search engine spiders making it difficult to rank for great search keywords which might lead to good sales.
And in fact, bounced clients or visitors automatically tells Google search engine that your website offers no value so you get deranked as a matter of time. I’m sure you never ever want such to be the case with you. This is why speed of the web hosting provider you are dealing business with is important.
Although Shared Hosting might have some significant impacts on your website’s speed, as a serious business person who is seeking to deal online, you should opt for good shared spaces which are still well optimized for absolute speed. 1and1.COM, HOSTGATOR, Dreamhost all offer this special feature.
While Dreamhost’s shared hosting isn’t sub divided into groups like others (1and1.com or BlueHost or HostGator), all shared servers are sort of well optimized.
While I once hosted my website on the shared space of Dreamhost, though the website was light and visitors aren’t all that super huge, the speed was over the top great. I loved it and that’s the point.
Speedy website which displays information as soon as users click on it helps users to easily make good purchases on your website while doing way less and then Google or other search bots can easily access and list you on their SERPs.
FEATURES AND SOFTWARE
Most modern web hosting providers offers one click install for major software online. The pricing is usually free. This premium offering enables you to install software like WordPress, Drupal or Magento on your website and then start creating a manageable solution with ease.
This is a very important factor to determine when considering the better web hosting you’d like to choose. The point I’m trying to make here is that the features offered by individual companies might differ but what is morre important is you are able to get the most out of the solutions they offer you.
Dreamhost’s DreamPress is a special WordPress web hosting solution for those that wants to use the solution for their WordPress Based website. This is a really great thing.
Even Arvixe is great for solutions such as Drupal, Magento and all that. Each of these providers have their strength and weakness. What it takes is to understand what those strengths are and then exploiting that for your own business good.
This post though isn’t a “Listicle” detailing each web hosting providers (Watch out for BrumPost Best Web Hosting Provider in 2019 coming soon) this is just an advisory post to help you identify what is what when you’re choosing a web hosting provider for your business in 2019.
The factors to determine shouldn’t be about the money or cheap or expensive the hosting provider is but how reliable they are and how far they can go with your business handling.
The most important is to get a better business transaction which isn’t regrettable on the long run because what would be the gain after spending a whole chunk of dollar on some whack web hosting provider only to get disappointed at the end of everything. That won’t make any sense.
So always carefully monitor or watch what is great or bad about these companies and then measure the gain and potential loss during those transactions. ll that will determine how great your business partnering would be. And in fact, I’ll be constantly writing about my web hosting experience in 2019 right on here on BrumPost. Thanks guys and hope I get your comment for any questioning or more explanation based on your own experience on whatever web hosting providers.