What is website hosting?
Website hosting is a service that allows you to post a website onto the Internet where potential customers can locate you. This service provider is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on any Internet browser.
Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they do is type your website address or domain into their browser.
Their computer will then connect to aforementioned server and your website’s different pages will be delivered to them through their browser.
How about cheap or free Website hosting?
Website hosting is one of the most important aspects of your website. When you go with a cheap or free host you’re potentially putting yourself at a disadvantage. When choosing a free or cheap website host, you put your website in danger of the following:
The most important aspects of running a website is making sure that the website is always online. It can directly affect sales and conversions if your website is down frequently. Every second that your website is down you lose money.
(2) Customer Service
The customer service for your website host should be readily available. If you are experiencing adware, viruses or other malfunctions on your site, the customer service department should be able to guide you in getting your website up and running fast. If you cannot get in touch with the customer service department of your web host there is a problem.
Good website hosting companies will offer you technical and customer support 24 hours a day and on holidays. Having a company that cherishes you as a customer is essential to keeping your website updated and on the Internet. If you continually cannot get in touch with your website hosting company, it’s probably time to shop around.
(3) Website Loading very slowly
The amount of time that it takes for your website to load, is an important factor in whether viewers will become customers.
There is nothing more annoying than waiting for a website to load when with the simple click of a button you can have other websites within a couple of seconds.
If your site takes more than 3 seconds to load, change your website host company.
Security on your website is paramount. If it isn’t, you run the risk of losing all of your information or getting hacked.
Cheaper website hosting companies will not offer security applications leaving your site open to being hacked. Remember, if you’re running an online store, it is not only your data that is in jeopardy, it is also your customer’s data.
Go with the website hosting company that is going to give you and your customers the proper security features needed to keep data safe across the servers.
Website Hosting: Conclusion
Why not choose a website development company that utilize one of the best hosting services around, ensuring that none of these risks apply to you.
Cyclonic Media know the in and outs of hosting, and include it in our retainer Website deals, so you can concentrate on entertaining the customers, while we make sure they can find you online.