How to choose a Web Hosting Service? is the most common question for beginners. The new bloggers don’t have any idea about it and they invest a large amount for their web hosting. But at last, they lost all.
In Web Hosting Guide article, I had said that at the beginning you don’t need much expensive hosting. Just a simple shared web hosting is fine for you. So’ in this article, I have shared 7 tips to choose a good web hosting for your website.
Before going through the article, please try to understand your requirements for your website then apply my points step by step.
Here are the top 7 points, you should check manually before you buy any web hosting plan for your website.
- Server References & Resources
- Pricing & Plans Features
- Company’s Backend
- Backup Facility
- Control Panel Usability
- Other Users Feedback
Let me explain this to you.
1. Server References & Resources
Nowadays you must check the Server References & Resources before buying any web hosting plans. Server references mean checking server type, storage drive type, resources, server location, etc. Must be sure that it is SSD (Solid-State Drive) storage type servers and has minimum 1GB Ram. SSD servers are 30X faster than Normal HDD (Hard Disk Drive) storage type servers, so your website will fast and a minimum 1GB of Ram can handle any light traffics on your website at the beginning stage.
Managed CMS Web Hosting:
Also, there are now managed CMS (Content Management System) hostings are available like WordPress Hosting, Joomla Hosting, etc. So if you have a mind to just make your website with any kind of CMS (Content Management System) then you must go with CMS optimized web hosting. So if you have a mind to create your website with WordPress which is a free and open-source CMS(Content Management System) platform For this purpose, I will recommend using ResellerClub’s WordPress Hosting. Just try ResellerClub for only one time and I’m quite sure that you will love their services.
Server location is one of the most important part to run your website without hiccups. Example, if you’re targeting Indian audience then you should choose your web hosting server nearby Indian locations, like Bangalore, Singapore, etc places. If targetting US audience then your server should be in the US. So when a visitor opens your website in the US, the website will load faster to him/her.
Remember your hosting is the main factor on which your website will run.
2. Pricing & Plans Features
After checking server references and resources, now you should compare their pricing for the web hosting with other companies pricing. If any company can give the same requirements within affordable pricing, then you should buy it.
As far as I have found that GoDaddy is the worst for web hosting provider. So if are thinking to buy their web hosting then please change your mind or your whole investment will be wasted. However, GoDaddy is the World’s #1 Domain Registrar. I will make a post on GoDaddy reviews very soon.
For beginners, BigRock is the best web hosting provider in India if you have a budget. Also, you can by cheap web hosting from Local Web Hosting Companies as well.
3. Company’s Backend
After getting your desired pricing plan, Now you must check the company’s Backend means, their existing customer’s feedback, ratings, reviews from other websites. Not only that, you must check their business license or they are white-labeled or not. If everything is ok, then go ahead and buy web hosting. At now Google also provides Web Hosting Companies reviews on the web. I’m saying you this because there are several web hosting companies open in a day and shut down in a day. Just customers lost their investment.
Here security means, server-side security to your website. That means the web hosting server, where you will host your website is secure or not? If it’s not secure, then anyone can easily hack your website and your all effort will be lost.
After trying lots of web hosting provider, I have found that SiteGround and BlueHost are the top at the point of server security. SiteGround additionally provides advanced security to their customer’s websites.
5. Backup Facility
The fifth point is to check, is your web hosting provider offers website backup facility or not? This part is necessary because some times your website may be crashed due to your faults or negligence. So, if you have no backup then you will have to rebuild your website, but if you have backup then you can easily restore your website as it was before.
6. Control Panel Usability
If your hosting provider giving you a much featured but not easy to use control panel, then you will get much trouble with them, if you’re a beginner. So, check that they are giving you easy to use control panel. It will help you to manage your whole website very easily. The most used website control panels are CPanel and Plesk.
7. Other Users Feedback
Last but not least, the thing is to check is other users feedback. The existing customers of a company can say better about the company, plus their experience will help you understand about the service quality of the company.
On the basis of your web hosting, your website will work. So choose a web hosting provider, who can fill your requirements and provides the best affordable pricing to you. As far as I have used, I have found that SiteGround is best in all. However, it is not necessary that you also use SiteGround. You can use any web hosting which suits you.