Choosing the best hosting service is the lifeblood of having a well tuned up and running website – your blogs of course! No one can afford having their sites down for an hour or day! You don’t want your blogs to rushed into a hospital and land suddenly in the intensive care unit – doc! everything is clear! charge! blog is having difficulty reviving – oh no I see a flatline! God forbid!
It’s pure and simple logic – site down equals no visitors or simply and basically a loss of great user experience!-this equates saying goodbye to traffic. (You don’t like shooing away birds feasting on your good and yummy nuts right? – they’ll keep coming back for more!)
Before jumping into the hosting bandwagon here are the important things to consider:
Before deciding on the hosting plan you’re going to purchase you must know if the customer representative answers your query not just the marketing sales staff buzzing you to buy in their hosting. If you must, try first their service for free, most hosting companies offer money back guarantees.
Your website and hosted blogs needs to be online 24/7 everyday, weekends and holidays no interruptions please! Problems do occur but not most of the time – remember hosting companies do perform maintenance jobs and that of course puts your site offline. Remember always contact their technical support hot line when your site is down. Prompt answers is always handy and it should not take on days.
I had this painful experience with one of my site/s. The other was compromised – it was spammed and injected with unknown links and malware and the other was down for 3 days. (update your site using the latest builds of WordPress, Joomla or any open content management of your choice)
Free hosting is good but it has its own implications – there’s no quality assurance, less quality, no support at all.
Is ideal for start-up individuals who have no technical knowledge, these hosting services are usually shared resources – meaning one server house a thousand websites can cause sites to slowdown and intermittent problems, bad neighborhoods spamming your site and even banning your site from search engine results.
Arguably the solution for serious webmasters and developers who demand power and performance driven. Sites hosted with this service is prepared for traffic spikes – digged effect and Slashdot proof, control over your cpu’s resources, dedicated ip’s, no competition with shared resources.
Any thoughts yet? have you chosen your hosting plans? I’m glad you’ll share it.