How Important of Web Hosting to Your Business

web-hostingWhen setting up a website, focus usually remains on the design, the content and the usability of the site. However, there is another important choice that a website owner will have to make, and it isn’t a decision that can be made lightly. When you are ready to put your website online, your choice in web host can make or break the process.

Website Reliability

When looking for a web hosting service, the first thing you should ask about is the processes in place that will help you keep your website up and reliable to your customers. If your website keeps going down for tiny problems, then you will lose many of your customers because they can easily find what they are looking for from a more reliable company. A good web host will be able to alert you to any problems so that you can avoid this as much as possible.

Support for You

Whether this is your first website or your tenth website, knowing that there is someone on the other end that can help you out is essential to keeping your website updated, working and appealing to your customers. While you may pay a little extra at times for 24/7 support from a web host, it is money well spent when you need to work out a solution to a problem with your website. Make sure that the host you choose also offers your preferred method of contact, such as live chat support or phone support.

Keeping Everything Secure

One of the biggest fears a website owner has is the potential of a breach of their website. This does not only affect you and your site, but it can also affect your visitors. If you collect emails, addresses or payment information, an insecure web host can drive your customers away in droves, especially if you have a history of a security breach. When security is your top priority, you will want to find a host that can meet and exceed your security needs.

These are just some of the things to look for when choosing a hosting service. Your budget, what your website needs in terms of support and what you need to grow in the future are all considerations that you will need to look at when choosing your next web host service.

10 Comments
  1. Heng Vicheth 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing :). And, to you, what are those best web hosting services?
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      Kimsea Sok 2 years ago

      Vicheth, actually! I am currently using Ipage, it is a bit slow. However, if you choose WP hosting I think that I would be better..!

  2. Gordan 2 years ago

    Hello,

    Well yeah I agree that web hosting plays a major role in getting good traffic. If its good without any downtime we can expect good results.
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  3. Swapnil Jagtap 2 years ago

    Now i got the main purpose of Web Hosting. I was not aware about the various things one should keep in mind for web hosting. Thanks for the post Kimseasok
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  4. Carol Amato 2 years ago

    Hello, Kimseasok,

    Thanks for sharing this article, because web hosting is a very important component of our online business success.

    Website reliability is critical and this is an essential component in getting a web hosting service. The support is also extremely important, that is a recipe for disaster. That’s why I offer web hosting services with Host with Carol – because I want to make a difference.

    In this day and age of hackers keeping everything secure is without a doubt a top priority. I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

    Have a wonderful week, and take care of yourself.

    ˜Carol
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  5. Hamim 2 years ago

    Hi Kimseasok,
    You have pointed three most important points of a Web hosting. Even I didn’t check this points when I brought first web hosting.
    BTW Thanks to know these importance of web hosting for business.
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  6. Atish Ranjan 2 years ago

    Web hosting is indeed the most important thing when it comes to online business because you need a secure space where you can put all of your data.

    Nice post Kimsea.
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  7. Alize Camp 2 years ago

    It’s the first think you should care when start an online business. And it must reach basic requirements like uptime, website load and security.
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  8. Ahmad Rasheed 1 year ago

    Informative words, Good Hosting makes your blog run faster which impacts rank quite positively.
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  9. Dhaval Parmar 2 weeks ago

    Oh, this indeed a timely alert.Everyone on the net is trying there hand on this wonderful option, though it’s a good idea to try everything, but many fails. I fully agree with you in these aspects you shared here.I am sure these are very valuable points to make note of before attempting for one such post.

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