How to find a Good Web Hosting Company?

Web hosting companies are everywhere. A quick Google search will bring up any number of big and small web hosting companies. There are so many differences between them. If you’re about to start a new website, your first job is to find a hosting organization that meets your needs.

We’re going to supply you with the information necessary to picking a web hosting company that treats its clients right.

Do they Offer Good Support?

This should be the first attribute you check. It doesn not matter how good their service is because if the customer support is terrible you’re going to run into problems at some point. Any webmaster who’s managed a website for an extended period of time will have required support in some fashion at some point.

The best way to check their support lines is to follow this guide:

  1. See how many support outlets they offer.
  2. Check customer reviews to see how well they’ve treated their customers in the past.
  3. Get in touch with them and ask a question.

Security and Uptime

Most web hosts will have some sort of uptime guarantee. It might start with an offer of 99.9% uptime, or they might offer something less. 99.9% uptime is a bold claim, but this is what you want to see. You want to ensure they have confidence in their ability to offer a reliable web hosting service.

Security levels should be top notch. Unless you understand computing, you might struggle to check on the level of security. Generally, the well-known web hosts will always have the latest security systems in place.

One way to find out how good their security is is to look at how often they implement updates. Updates will nearly always consist of new security updates. The more updates the more attention they pay to security.

Maintenance

The way a web host conducts maintenance indicates how well they understand your needs. Check their regular update times. They should perform updates during the night to minimize disruption. Ideally, they won’t have to disconnect the service at all to implement updates.

This is also why you should find a web host in your specific time zone. You don’t want to find your website going offline in the middle of the day when people are most likely to be visiting it.

And What about Price?

The price is a potential hazard. We all want the best deals. It’s only natural to want to get the cheapest price possible. This is a mistake. There’s a reason why prices might be low with some web hosts. The service is often poor. We don’t recommend using free web hosting or exceedingly low-cost web hosting.

Opt for a price close to the average. It will give you peace of mind and it demonstrates they have the infrastructure to deliver a good service on a regular basis.

You can compare the latest prices by looking at comparison websites. They cut down on the amount of time you have to spend researching.

Ethan Dean is the brains behind this informative post. He is a SEO expert who enjoys blogging about the same in his free time. He finds the services provided by 100TB dedicated hosting useful and impressive.

Comments

  1. Mary M. Marra  July 25, 2014

    Peoples stat looking for hosting companies with cheap rates, this is not the right way, If hosting company is providing good Uptime and secure services with quick support i think so pricing should not be the matter of concern.

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    • Elisa  August 9, 2014

      Mary I agree with you, I had some issues previously with a hosting company, They were providing the cheap hosting solution but the support service was very poor, which tends to end up with them in couple of months.
      So my suggestion is also to look for a hosting company which provides good support with good uptimes and also have authentic reviews on third party websites.

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      • muneer  August 9, 2014

        Elisa, which are good web hosting review sites, generally, as web developer, I find most reviews about web hosting companies in Canada as spam

  2. Hello  August 8, 2014

    The web hosting costs should be low, this is also a consideration.

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  3. Lilly Pearce  August 9, 2014

    Agreed with above mentioned factors but to look for a web hosting company, reputation of the company and peoples reviews about that company is also an important factor to consider.

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  4. Harry  August 9, 2014

    Hosting company selection is one of the toughest task in Canada, There are many companies providing different types of hosting services, everyone have their own packages, own pricing plans. In Canada people often look for cheap hosting services and those tends to end up due to poor support, lack of knowledge and also the uptime of the host is unbearable when some one doing real business online.

    So selection of host should be done by searching online and with a proper plan.

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    • muneer  August 9, 2014

      Cost is serious thing when you are getting started and as long as nothing goes wrong, but when things start getting wrong, cost becomes irrelevant and one wants things to go well whatever it costs :)

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  5. John Martin  August 9, 2014

    i just think that those who are providing the best quality services and if they charge a little more cost, then its not a big deal. if any company is doing penetration in market with their excellent services then its some thing like else, that company is making its market goodwill. etc

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    • muneer  August 9, 2014

      Its works both ways, you increase the cost and may loose the market, you do not increase the cost and may loose quality.

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