24, June 2016: What makes a good web host? Ask yourself what web hosting services which are important you and your business growth too. Here are 8 must-know factors:
1. Reasonable Price
Some hosting providers are simply overpriced and safenet-hosting-logo-greytarget uninformed shoppers. This is why it is important to compare multiple web hosting companies and what they offer in their packages. A good web host doesnt equal the cheapest web hosting option neither.
User Friendly Control Panel: cPanel is easy to use, wide spread and there are many online tutorials on various blogs to talk you through Cpanel options.
2. Reliable Customer and Technical Support
Make sure you can contact the host 24/7 for tech support in some capacity, either via email or telephone. There should be multiple ways to contact the hosting company, such as via email, a ticket system on their website, and via telephone. Safenet Hosting for example offer support via email, online ticketing system and telephone. Most hosting companies do not offer any telephone support. A good web host should want to make themselves available to help.
3. Reliable Server hosting Uptime
There is no excuse for repeated downtime. Your website simply must be up most of the time. Its really that simple!
4. Payment Plans
You have to be comfortable with the payment options provided by your hosting company. Most people want flexibility with not much committment, which should be standard for cloud services. Look for a host with more flexibility, such as 1-, 6-, 12 hosting subscriptions. Cheap web hosting is easy to find but its not just about finding cheap web hosting.
5. Easy to Manage
The control panel should allow you to easily install software applications like WordPress or the content management system you want with a few clicks. If it is too complicated to install the software, you’ll wind up paying fees to have a techie do it and then your budget will be blown. Safenet Hosting Cpanel allows customers with no technical knowledge to install over 300 software applications within seconds!
6. e-Commerce Features
If you need or think you might need e-Commerce services in future, make sure you will be able to integrate SSL certificates & Shopping cart systems with ease.
7. Room to Grow
Is the hosting company one you can grow with as your site grows? Can you upgrade to a VPS or a dedicated server? While it’s clever to start off with a good cost effective shared hosting account, you may quickly grow to a point where it just makes sense to upgrade to a VPS or Dedicated Server. Being able to host unlimited domain names could be something you should look at. Unlimited web hosting is not always what to look for, but more the value add services around other areas which might be of benefit for helping your business grow.
8. SEO Hosting
Is your hosting SEO friendly? Does your web host understand and maybe also provide SEO services? These are signs that your web hosting company may be able to help you promote your web presence. Nobody will just find your website, it needs promoting and the competition is huge! Safenet Hosting provide some specific white hat SEO related services which will help drive traffic to your website. You might be looking for a cheap search engine optimisation service.
How can Safenet Hosting help?
Safenet Hosting provide Web Hosting Services in the UK & USA for customers all around the globe. If you wanting international domain names or cheap domain names, you can easily integrate and should be able to integrate most TLD’s nowadays with your web hosting provider. WordPress hosting is something that Safenet Hosting specialise in heavily, integrating WooCommerce, SEO & performance plugins are things we can help out with.