How to Select a Web Hosting Provider for Your Website?

Are you a developer or startup  and looking for web hosting service to host a new website? Then you have landed on the right page. Due to heavy competition, it has become tougher to select a web hosting  service for your website. On the other side, if you spend enough time in selecting a web hosting provider, it is ensured that your website will be live all the time. Being an experienced, I would like to mention a few tips for selecting the web hosting provider that can guide you accordingly.

#1) Know your website requirement:-

Being a website owner, it is important to know which type of hosting your website requires? If you are starting a new website then you can go with simple Cheap Web Hosting India or shared web hosting plan. In case of an eCommerce site, you can opt for VPS, Dedicated or Cloud hosting. Moreover, you can ask your provider to guide you regarding selection of the hosting solution.

#2 Select right hosting plan:-

As I said before, you can start with shared hosting and later you can switch to any plan depending upon the requirement. If you are looking for budget friendly plan, then shared  hosting is the best option to host your website. Once you start receiving good amount of traffic then you can switch to VPS, Dedicated, business or cloud hosting. Below mentioned are the factors which you should look upon while buying the plan:-

  • Bandwidth
  • Numbers of free domain
  • SSD Disk space
  • SpamExperts
  • Email accounts
  • SSL certificate
  • Sitebuilder
  • Free website migration
  • LiteSpeed web server
  • Support in local language
  • Instant chats response
  • Datacenter choice

#3 Check the reviews of providers:-

There are multiple review platforms available online that you can prefer to check the reviews of the hosting provider. I would like to suggest some of these platforms Hostadvice, HostSearch, Serchen, HostReview, etc. You can try free demo or pre-sale service of the provider, this will help you to know the working pattern of the provider. Additionally, carefully observe the activities like how their support team responds to chat and how quickly they come up with the solution, etc.

#4 Price

The price is an ultimate factor where every buyer gets stuck and often neglects the other important features in the plan. Due to the growing competition, there are “n” numbers of providers available in the market that offer hosting plan at affordable price. The only thing you need to make sure is that you are getting maximum features in the given price.

#5 Backup plan

The first question you should ask your provider is how frequently they take backup of the data? If they come up with the best solution for the backup, then you can consider that provider for your website. I would like to suggest MilesWeb backup plan, where you will get cloud infrastructure to store your files at Rs.99/ mo.

#6 Security

The threat of cyber crime is increasing rapidly and to overcome this, various security features are introduced in the market. It is mandatory to know which security features your provider is offering. If your provider offers features like SpamExperts, SSL certificate, Web Application Firewall, Acronis Cloud Backup and CodeGuard. You can sign up immediately because you are in the safe hand.

#7 Amount of bandwidth

As I said before, check all the features of  the plan which you are considering for your website. It is suggested to opt for the plan where you will get unlimited bandwidth because this gives a chance to explore your business instead of updating the plan.

#8 Server locations

A server is the backbone of the hosting company. Being a buyer, it is your responsibility to check the server location that is offered by the provider.

#9 Select a right operating system

Most of the web hosting providers offer Linux or Windows operating system. Being a newbie, you may get confused between the operating systems which one to choose for your website. While buying the plan, make sure that which operating system you need and which operating system your provider is offering?  If you are getting plenty of options that is well and good. The only thing is that you should know what your website actually needs?  Either it is Linux, Windows or any other platform.

#10 Control panel

Last but not least, the control panel is the place where you can manage the website and server. It permits to make the changes on your website like adding and removing the features, installing and uninstalling the software, etc. Before signing up, make sure your provider allows you to access all the features in the cPanel.

Conclusion:

After reading this article, you are no longer a newbie to hosting industry. This article covers the essential factors that you can ask to your provider before signing up. Want to add more tips that are not mentioned in the article. Do share with us below in the comment box.

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