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  • When you Choosing a Web Hosting Company, What to Look At?

    Been here before, but here are a few important items to look for in a host from indyalive. Web hosting is a major part in the success of your online business. By choosing the right web hosting company for your web site, your success will be one step nearer.
    After finishing the first stage of preparing your web site online which is designing the your website in a way that knock out all the competition, the second step in creating your online presence is to decide on the way of choosing the best web hosting company that will fit your needs.
    This decision needs many different factors that can make your final decision a success. We will summarize here the most important factors that effect your decision and you must look for when choosing a web hosting company

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    Excellent support and Uptime is the most important factor for choosing a web hosting company.

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      one should get assistance 24x7 for 365 days and with Live chats, phone calls, emails and Tickets. This enables a client to interactively communicate with the host and vice-versa ,

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        Yes, definitely your business success depends upon, how you choose your web hosting provider. Excellent tech support and a good server uptime is also the most significant elements which helps your website run smoothly.

        However, there are much more things to look when selecting a website hosting provider. First, determine if you want to go with Linux or Windows based hosting. If you are familiar with Linux platform then you should go with linux based web hosting plans and make sure that it has the following things included in that package.

        A Control Panel (CP) is the most important part of your hosting environment through which you can literally administer your entire website aspects. You web hosting provider must provide you the "cPanel" which is the most popular Linux based control panel.

        You must ensure that the web host you choose should take backups of your website data. Make sure that your web hosting provider offers you a full database for PHP and MySQL absolutely free. Some may charge you extra for database support. Also, there are some other important features like FTP Accounts, Web Stats, Webmail, Spam Assasin, etc... that your web hosting provider should offer you.

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        • #5
          You should also make sure that the hosting provider installs and updates the security patches on the server and updates the installed applications regularly so that the servers are well secured
          "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned"

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          • #6
            In web hosting industry customer service is the most important aspect and primary factor need to be consider, when selecting a website hosting company. You should make sure that the web host you choose offers you excellent quality technical support 24x7 for your web hosting problems.

            As mentioned by Christopher, a web hosting provider should provide your the Hosting tutorials which makes easier for a newbie to manage the hosting account as well as Phone, ticket system and live chat support. These support services are much necessary especially, when you face downtime issues.

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            • #7
              Server location of the web host is also a criteria that may help you to decide between your web host. Your TLD and intended traffic can help you in deciding the server location.

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                Alongwith the server location, it is also important to make sure that the connectivity of the servers is good enough so that your websites do not take a long time to load because if this happens, this will create a negative effect on the search engine rankings of your website as well as the visitors on your website.

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                • #9
                  To make the task simpler,below is a quick checklist that one should refer when looking for a web hosting service.

                  1.Good Uptime
                  2.Excellent technical support
                  3.Flexibility of upgrading the package
                  4.Round the clock support via various mediums such as Live Chat,Phone and Ticket system/email.
                  5.Secure Servers
                  6.Location of the servers
                  7.Managed web hosting services.

                  I hope,this checklist will help you find an appropriate web hosting provider to host your website/s.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the quick checklist, MattBarthorp. Definitely, the listed factors will help you to decide the best web hosting company, however there are many good hosting providers in the hosting industry which offers excellent quality customer service.

                    To determine the best you need to research about that company or search for customer reviews websites. As an owner before searching a reliable web host you need to make sure about the requirements of your website which will help you to find out the best hosting company that fits better to your business needs.

                    eUKhost too seems to be a god web hosting company who offers an excellent customer support via phone, email and live chat.

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                    • #11
                      Choosing a Hosting Service -

                      Guaranteed Up time
                      Telephones Sales and Support
                      Server Location
                      Secure access
                      Co-location service - Colocation is also an good option. Your web server is fully managed here.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joshua View Post
                        Co-location service - Colocation is also an good option. Your web server is fully managed here.
                        Though, Colocation can be considered as an option, however, it is recommended that one should choose hosting services and hardware of the hosting provider as if this is done, one does not need to spend a lot of money on the hardware at once.

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                        • #13
                          How about different IP adresses

                          I have heard that it makes sense, if you have many sites, to have them on a few different servers or hosts, so they have different IP addresses. Does this make sense? and if so, why?
                          thanks
                          j

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jmatchford View Post
                            I have heard that it makes sense, if you have many sites, to have them on a few different servers or hosts, so they have different IP addresses. Does this make sense? and if so, why?
                            thanks
                            j
                            Yeah, if your budget permits you
                            It will help you in SEO as if you interlink all your websites which are hosted on different servers and hence they will have different IPs which will be counted as backlink for your main website,
                            :hammering:

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                            • #15
                              Search engines consider the IP address of the backlinks and this affects the rankings of your website is search engines. This is the reason for which you should have backlinks with the IP address of the Country you are targeting which will help you to get better rankings for local searches made from the Country you are targeting

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