Web Hosting Services
The correct selection of web hosting for your website is critical for the user because if the type of the hosting chosen does not serve your need one is not getting the value of one’s money. So, it is of prime importance what you are bargaining for. All aspects should be taken into consideration while making a move to avoid maximum risk. Some of the things that especially need to take care of are
Hardware and Platform
Due to diversified technologies available in website development one need to always consider the hardware required to run them and the compatibility of the operating system or platform on which the website needs to be run. Same goes for the server which acts as the running and storing machine for your website. A website can be developed in Active server pages, cold fusion or any basic scripts thus to be compatible with them you need to opt for Windows NT or 2000 server. But if you plan to use programming languages like Perl or PHP perhaps UNIX or LINUX is the best option.
Storage Space and Band Width
Disk storage space is of prime importance if you have heavy contents to upload but if the contents are less you can upload them easily even on shared hosting. Usually, a site with two hundred megabytes to 500 megabytes is considered to be low in content and five hundred above is considered to be enriched with content. For lower content and lower need of privacy shared web hosting is advised and for higher content and a higher need for security dedicated hosting is advised. As for bandwidth the greater the traffic to the site the greater bandwidth is needed to support it.
In order to determine whether the service provider is up to the mark or not, we need to analyse certain points before opting for one
- The Internet connection speed provided is maximum
- One is offering reliable server time
- Firewall protection and security is offered
- People looking for privacy must be provided with dedicated web hosting
- The up-gradation should also be offered if an increase in bandwidth or disk space is needed
The service provider should also offer round clock customer services so that the system keeps running without flow. Perhaps it is easier to manage the shared web hosting. But for dedicated web hosting, you need specialised services to manage it. a better way to check the customer services in this regard is by sending queries around different times in a day and measuring the feedback time.
If it offers acceptable feedback in time it is good but if it does not send back a response in the required time perhaps you are a victim of poor customer services. Instead of one single platform, the best vendor is one that provides multiple plat formats to get connected by the customer such as by email, live chat support, toll-free number, softphones and frequently asked questions.
Feedback From The Current Customers
Another important factor is to take feedback from the current customers to have peace of mind before investing in service providers service.