It’s no secret that many businesses run based on the services and information provided on their websites – From setting appointments to purchasing items. Web hosting is like electricity. You may not appreciate it fully until it’s gone. Making a decision to pick a proper web host, should be a decision that is not taken lightly. Before you enter into an agreement with a web host, make sure you consider the following:
1. Price - However tempting it may be, never let price be the deciding factor. If the pricing is too good to be true, chances are it is. Extremely inexpensive hosting plans can signal lack of technical support and unreliable services that are based strictly on volume.
2. Technical Support – When or if your website goes down, will you know who to call? Further, will you rest assured knowing that you’ll get a timely response and prompt service? Before you pick a provider and a plan, make sure that you inquire about their commitments and standards on support. When trouble hits, you want to make sure that you’re best interests will be in mind.
3. Extra Services – Take a moment to explore a web hosting provider’s additional services, such as a data back-up. Similar to insurance, it may seem like money that could be spent in other places than a ‘what if’ moment, but if the worst case scenario strikes, you’re covered and it will be worth the investment.
4. Testimonials and Feedback – Often, there is no better feedback then from a current or past client. Do your research and find out what others are saying about the company or web host that you’re looking to engage. If you cannot find testimonials or reviews online, ask said web hosting provider for references.
Web hosting may seem like a small decision but if your business runs on the features of the website, your decision couldn’t be any more crucial.
CC Communications, one of Charlotte’s most trusted web development companies over the last 19 years, is proud to offer web hosting and tech support for our clients. We invite you to explore our offerings and services that we provide our clients and hope to have the opportunity to earn your business and trust. To speak further with our team, please visit http://www.cccommunications.com/contactus.aspx or call 704.761.4676.