Checklist Before Selecting Your Web Host

Checklist Before Selecting Your Web Host

If you have missed our last blog on the three most important parameters of selecting a web host, then you can read the same by clicking here. Now that you are well aware of those three criterias, let us take a look at the other important parameters that you need to check in order to select the right web host for your website.

Tech Support

Most web designers and managers ignore this, but let me tell you the importance of a tech support team when choosing a web host. And the reason I’m telling you this information is because I too have suffered a great deal by choosing the wrong web host. So just imagine, that your site is suddenly down for some unknown reason. At this point most of us panic. Even if you don’t,  I did. At that time, if you have tech support, then at least you can call someone and get to know the reason your website is down. In most cases these guys help you to get your site back online and even if they aren’t able to do it themselves they inform you about the reason. In times of distress, it is a real lifesaver. However, you must be wary about the web hosting providers that outsource their customer support.

Add-Ons

When you are about to pay for the package you have selected, wait a minute and think of the reason as to why this web hosting company is so unique. Also, you need to ponder on the points on the add-on services that they provide. There are many add-on services that any good web hosting company offers, it includes:

So, if you come across a company that offers the services you need then it is an indicator that you need to opt for such a company.

User Interface

In all honesty, no one likes to call customer service support and follow their instructions when doing even the simplest of jobs. So an easy to use and the well-customized control panel is a must when you are selecting a web host. Trust me when I say this, you do not need to hire someone to manage your website if it is hosted with a good web host. If your web host provides you with cPanel or even Plesk, then you can do the jobs like installing WordPress, or set up an email account with your company’s domain name with ease. However, not every web host does the same and unless you are tech savvy, or you are planning to hire a team just to manage your website, it is advisable that you go for a host that provides a cPanel user interface.

There are other features that you can consider while narrowing down the options. If you intend to know about them, if you are confused between 2 or 3 web host providers, then you can check them here.

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