Critical Factors for Choosing the Right Host
The right host is vital to your success
Which hosting co!
You choose will impact on your webhosting experience and your wallet.
Quick point here: cheaper is not always better. Sorry but the phrase "You get what you pay for" is very true in the
world of website hosting.
This can be a hard lesson and one I personally would rather you avoided and with
a little due diligence you can!
Avoid companies with a server in the back room and a get rich quick scheme based on your online future or lack of
it as the case may be.
Uptime Speed and Reliability
Ideally you want a hosting service that owns and maintains its own equipment in a
purpose-built dedicated facility with back-up power, and data back-up with state of the art safety systems.
(Back-up data in a different location)
Most hosts boast of high speeds and reliability. Can it be independently verified?
Resellers and Affiliates
Lots of hosting services are operated by resellers. This is where it gets difficult. Are they part of
a larger company and have they rebranded with their own pricing structure while the parent company deals with
support issues or do they themselves deal with support issues? The question then is: can they? And when? Can you
find them when things have gone pear-shaped?
Can the hosting company of your choice give you a prompt, efficient and
effective support system? Look out for Ticket Submission and ideally Free Live Video Support. Is it out there
and is the support 24/7/365?
Have they got video tutorials to guide you on all aspects of your new service? The cpanel fantastico etc...
Do they offer a trial period? Yes? Then check them out! Do they "Walk The Talk"?
Equipment and Operating Systems
Are they up-to-date? Are they compatible with your needs? Will they be able to run and understand the modern
scripts you may wish to use for your membership sites etc? You know what you need and which systems you require at
more advanced levels.
My point is that you may be new to hosting now, but to make yourself future-proof you need to get a great host that
can accommodate your future needs as you progress online.
Access and Control
Do you get a control panel, cpanel with fantastico and elefante etc? (Not always: check!) Even if you don't know
what they are, you want them and you need them!
FTP access: You may not know what it is but that doesn’t matter! You want it and you need it!
Email:how much and what kind? Can you add forwarders' aliases? Is there web mail (horde squirrel etc)? You don't
know what they are? Again it doesn’t matter! You want it and you need it!
Are there tutorials on getting the most out of all these newfangled wotsits at your disposal now? You want your
hosting to be easy, right?
I will stop writing now: this article is long enough. Truly I could write thousands of more words on choosing
hosting for your website but we have lives to live! (And I now have to do the shopping for Sunday dinner!)
Please just think a little and do a few checks. All of the above are good pointers. If the company (and there are
many good companies out there) has all these pointers, then chances are that you're with a winner!
It only remains for me to wish you the best of luck online. Who knows, one day we may be JV partners! That would be
Hello I am a keen online merchant and marketer Hosting websites is a subject I personally have learned about the
hard way. The link below will lead to the company used for all my sites now. The following series of articles is
intended to aid and assist people new to the world of hosting
Sean Breslin is a long term affiliate for Gogvo this article dates from 2008 So if the question arose does he use
what he promotes?... The answer is a very clear Yes!
by Sean Breslin - 05/09/2008
This article is as relevant today as when it was written in 2008... It has been freshened up a little but just for
visual effect rather than contextual!
Source: http://www.easysitehostingonline.com Easy site is a
little dusty now... the current site you are on is more upto-date with gvo information.