These days it is has become very easy for anyone to get their own website and advertise their business or even sell online. However, what many people do not understand is that getting the website is one thing and choosing a hosting service for is an altogether different scenario.
There are many factors which you should consider when choosing hosting and avoid the most common mistakes as below:
Getting Free Hosting
If you really have interest in your website and want it to grow then you do not want to go for a free hosting service at all.
Free hosting usually has more indirect costs then you would save on it. They are usually supported by unwanted advertisements on your websites which not only irritate your visitors but also affect business. And you cannot be sure if the provider would be there tomorrow or not and then what happens to all your important data.
For all these reasons it is better that you choose to pay couple of pounds to a good provider as shared hosting services are very affordable these days and you get good resources with safety and security of your data.
Similar to a free hosting service there hosting provider that charge very less and often provide free hosting but your website is not your own and often you only get a sub domain with the provider to host your website. You do not want to lose control of your data and it is better that you get your own domain name which is under your ownership so you can switch hosting whenever you want.
Usually people who just start a website of an ecommerce shop are skeptical about it and do not want to spend much on it. Naturally, choosing the cheapest is there preference. However, you must remember that with many cheap hosting services you do not get the desired amount of resources and many which provide those do not have a good level of service. You do not want to fall for it and later handle all the issues faced by your website.
Many cheap providers also do not allow support service and you cannot upgrade to a better plan as well. When choosing a service make sure you check all these conditions before hand.
Wrong Hosting Plan
Many times users which are new to websites and hosting are lured into choosing a solution which they do not require in the first place. It is always good to know what your needs are and choose a solution which will suffice it. Simple spending on a costly package and keeping those resources idle is a waste of your money.
A good hosting provider would guide you about how much resources what be sufficient based on the needs of your website and accordingly suggest you a hosting package.
Proper Check of the Provider
Often people choose a provider based on the prices and fail make a check on it. It is essential that you see what their customers are saying about it and what uptime they offer. All these will give you a good idea about their quality of service.
Many providers face outages and have more than usual downtime which would have a major impact on your website as well. Therefore checking their uptime and having a good service level agreement which cover this and the provider offers a money back guarantee is essential.