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Most important factor in a Host?

DAC

Member
Hi,

I would like to hear your opinions on what if the most important factor for you when choosing a hosting company.

Thanks in advance!
 

Dotcom

Active Member
I prefer to focus on something much more important, reliable web hosting and great customer service.
I know Stratus4.com is reliable web hosting provider. They offer fast, smart and affordable off-server backup services utilizing Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology. Discount Code: S415OFF
 

RH-Calvin

Member
Choosing a good web hosting company requires a few researches in various forums. You need to check the following:

Pricing offered with specifications
Reviews about their services in various forums
Their uptime guarantee
Discount coupons offered
Money back guarantee offered
 

nomanali

Member
For me uptime, customer support and security are important factors in choosing a web hosting company.
 

MegganA

Member
There is no need to choose a host with the "fastest" ticket response time, but choose one who you feel you communicate well with.
I know that demontech.net is a good option to order cheap web hosting deals. Support is a genuine 24/7 and responses are always within a few minutes, often with a full solution.
 

wswd

Premium
Premium Member
There is no need to choose a host with the "fastest" ticket response time, but choose one who you feel you communicate well with.
I know that demontech.net is a good option to order cheap web hosting deals. Support is a genuine 24/7 and responses are always within a few minutes, often with a full solution.
What domain do you have hosted with them?
 

Cloudcone

New Member
Hi :)

When choosing a hosting provider you would have to think about the prices they offer, and support. Customer support in the web hosting industry is crucial. Security factor is also very important. This applies both to software security and physical safety for data centers. And definitely make sure that your product requirements are met through the packages offered.

For good measure always read customer reviews before making the decision.

Hope this helped.
 
Depends on what you’re looking for in your cloud solution. Private cloud works best for organization with high security concerns, whereas public cloud can be good option for those with not very high requirements. Both the cloud solutions have their own advantages to offer, but first set your own priorities and then make a decision.


Regards,
Adrian
 

Cain Brendon

New Member
Things to be considered before you choose an Hosting provider:
Experience of the provider in providing Hosting Services
Tech support being provided
Plans under offering by the Host
Check for the Hosts review
 

Abigail

New Member
The factors for choosing a web hosting are :-
1. The Hardware resources used by the host.
2. The years of experience the host has in the business.
3. The provision of SSL Certificate.
4. The average Uptime time.
5. The default security protocol used
6. And most important : The support service.
Regards
 
Most of the points have been covered, however, you can also check their Phone Support, check their terms of use along with the money back gurantee, server upgrade options, their customer reviews on review sites.
 

HostatHash

New Member
In the year 2020 there are many hosting companies around.

What we would suggest you to check is :

1) Support (It's important in case your website has issues or the server is down where your website is hosted)
2) Uptime (In SEO, up time matters)
3) Disk used by hosting provider (If hosting uses SSD, your website loading time will be low)
4) Free SSL (Your website will not Rank if you don't use SSL. Its also a ranking factor in 2020)
5) Backups (Hosting provider should take at least monthly backups)
6) Security (To block common attacks, server should have Firewalls)
7) DDoS protection (Its good if your hosting provider has it but its optional)
8) Server location (Server should be near to your target country or within it)

A few points are optional but should be considered if you want a fast loading website because everyone loves Fast websites.
 

@croweb

www.croweb.host
Premium Member
The most relevant fact for you are reviews of a hosting company, past experience etc.
 

deanhills

Active Member
Reliable and available support through a smoothly functioning ticket system that responds well within 24 hours but preferably is very little used because everything is functioning 100%. Ticket system has to be manned by empowered tech specialists with the power to make changes at an Admin level instead of sales people serving technical issues who waste time with lack of understanding problems and don't have the power to act decisively. Location has to be compatible with my ISP. So host has to have a test IP so I can check it out first. Latency is important - hand in hand with speed. Then of course reliability and uptime. I have to have my own panel for managing a VPS or if it is shared hosting cPanel or something as efficient as cPanel. The panel should be comprehensive so there is little or no need to ever open a ticket request. When I check out the host I usually check reviews. When I find no reviews, I go for the next host. Security is important but I find that some hosts are so security trigger happy that firewall issues make it almost impossible to survive in the service. Also they may pride themselves in all the security scripts they have employed on their server, however have a poor understanding of the scrips resulting in plenty of conflicts with software and also with clients when false positives occur. I usually aim for smaller conservative hosts, who have been around for a very long time. Larger ones give the experience of production line and when there are issues it's not that easy to get reliable Admin and qualified technicians to attend to inquiries.
 
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