The 21st century is an era of technology… technology that also allows people to communicate. Writers, companies and NGO’s from all over the world have now found new ways to interact with their audiences and share their stories and views. One such trending way is wordpress that allows writers from all over the world to convey their message in the form of a blog or website. Now when people have their own websites they want it secure, speedy, efficient and updated, and this all requires a host (Dirkin, 2018). The free hosted WordPress websites allow for basic customization, if you want more, you’ll have to find a host, that will accomodate your needs. How to find such a host? Take these things into consideration.
What Type Of Features Do You Want?
Different websites have different requirements e.g. a newly started blog won’t require much features and so you can hire any basic host- provider. But when you have a lot of traffic on your website you will require a hosting website which provides you plenty of RAM, additional domains, support and backup especially so that your website can function well for you and your readers.
How Much Technical Support Do You Require?
You will have to consider the extent of technical support you want. If you need to speak to a person at any time then you will require a host which could be available promptly, has website support options (other than technical aspects) and delivers that support via live phone calls, live chat or emails. Also, you may also want a hosting company which is available on Twitter or Facebook so that communicating can be quicker and easier.
What Type Of Feature And Add-Ons Do You Require?
Different host providers provide customers different type of options, so you will have to scrutinize the USP’s (unique selling points) of each website and then decide which one is the most suitable. Points that you might want to consider are the costs of plug-ins and extra features, availability of adding Google and Yahoo ads, feasibility of making a website, etc. To aid with the selection process, you can always ask your friends or colleagues, or ask me for advice. (Coryh, 2016).
Does Your Hosting Website Have A Good Reputation In The Market?
It’s always important to cross check your choice with other customer reviews to make sure that you have gotten everything right. You can always visit the website’s twitter page and simply just scroll through the comments to find out what other users have to say about the host provider or you can search on Google to find some good reviews and recommendations. Some reviews you should be mainly searching for is customer support and follow up.
What Hardware Does The Company Use?
You should make sure that your chosen host provider uses well updated and new equipment because this can definitely affect the speed and efficiency of your website.
Does Your Host Provider Make Sure Your Site Is Easy To Use?
You should be able to easily download WordPress, set up your accounts and access your website without wasting time in calling the help center all the time. To make sure of this you should ask your host provider if they use a control panel.
What Email Features Does Your Provider Offer?
You should also make sure that your hosting website provides enough security against spam and viruses so that you don’t have to face constant emailing and inbox issues.
These are some of the important questions you would want to find answers to before deciding on your host provider. Once you consider these points you won’t find much problem on deciding on which company to shop from.
Coryh. (2016, June 12). 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Web-host Company. Retrieved from https://www.shoutmeloud.com/4-things-to-consider-choosing-web-host-company.html
Dirkin, B. (2018, August 29). 10 Important Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Web Host. Retrieved from https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/10-important-factors-to-consider-before-choosing-a-web-host/