In recent time, any business that is serious about growth finds a way to establish an online presence. A presence has led to an increase in the demand for websites and also the proliferation of web hosting service providers. However, there is a need to apply caution while selecting a web hosting service provider. Also to note necessary parameters to look out for before hosting a website. These tips help save you a lot of hassle and stress.
Below are some of the problems associated with hosting a site
1. Slow response from Web Hosting Service providers
Like any other venture on earth, web hosting has its challenges. However, it becomes a source of worry when you face issues while hosting your sites. Sometimes it is taking ages to get a response from a provider. As well, it is even trying to find a contact platform on their websites. Therefore it becomes necessary before subscribing to any web hosting service, to check the quality of the support they provide. Some provide around-the-clock support service. Others give out manuals and others direct you to their FAQ platforms. Deciding the platform that best suits your company helps the web hosting process.
2. The inability of the Web Hosting Company to provide adequate security
Security is another severe issue of web hosting. Many web hosting companies cannot prevent your websites from being hacked, giving a false sense of security. This facade leaves the business very vulnerable to cyber-attacks. A cyber-attack punctures the confidence the clients in a brand and negates the actual reason for hosting websites.
It becomes necessary for Web Hosting Company to assure the customers as well as develop the capacity to guarantee safety. Assurance is also a factor to consider when selecting a web hosting provider.
3. Expensive Web Hosting Plans
Be aware when signing up for a web hosting plan, be careful to scrutinize the details to avoid being cut into a trap. Being cautious is because some companies offer real service for your money while others provide free web service. Then without your knowledge charge you more as your site succeeds. Also, be smart enough to check if the plan you are with has the right bandwidth that you require. Check if it’s flexible to permit an upgrade to a better program in the future.
4. Server limitations
Some clients are ignorant of the capacity of the servers of web hosting companies. Ignorance leads to consistent bounces especially when your site starts to generate massive traffic. The primary cause of this is the reluctance of most web hosting service providers to reveal their real limits to their customers to minimize costs. However, it is essential to have a good grasp on the capacity of the server. Such as the bandwidth and disk place to ensure you are not stretching this limits to your detriment.
5. Slow web servers
A manifestation of a slow server is delaying while a webpage is loading. Although the number of scripts, size of graphics files and connections in the database might play a role in the delay. When this occurs frequently, it could also be as a result of poor internet network. However, it is advised to check other websites supported by different servers.
A slow loading web page frustrates a visitor and reduces the chances of generating traffic; numbers will decrease. Also, this will lower the ranking of the website, placing it very low on the search result list. The solution to a slow server is to use web hosting companies whose data centers are closer to your web users.
Finally, to ensure you avoid these problems and have an excellent web hosting experience you have to choose a web hosting companies carefully. You can contact friends and colleagues who have organized their sites and get their experiences. Consulting reviews and reading about web hosting trends will be of help in finding the suitable web hosting company that will make the entire experience worthwhile.
Linda Rawson is the CEO, and Founder of DynaGrace Enterprises, (http://DynaGrace.com) which is a Women-Owned, Small Business. She is also the author of The Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts.