Here is part 2 of our guide to finding the right website hosting service.
In case you missed it, here is What To Look For In A Website Hosting Service (Part 1)
The “uptime” of a site is the amount of time that it stays online (i.e. doesn’t crash). It is usually given as a percentage (e.g. 99% uptime).
In general, anything above 99.5% is considered the standard uptime that is recommended. Anything below 99% is unacceptable and should not even be considered.
Another point about uptime: It can be difficult to judge a web host purely on its uptime score because there is no way to independently verify it. The only way to get further clarification is to look up online reviews for the web host.
In part 1 of this blog, we talked about the different kinds of servers that are provided by web hosting services. Let’s have a look at their pros and cons.
Ultimately, the kind of server that you end up going with is going to come down to what you specifically need for your site.
Beyond the specs of your web hosting service, another thing you need to look at is how user-friendly the site is in the back end. If the web host doesn’t have an adequate control panel, you will need to contact their staff every time you need to make some changes. This gets old real fast.
A good control panel is incredibly important.
Here is what a great control panel (such as cPanel) should be able to:
Unfortunately, there will be times where your site will crash. In these situations, it makes life a hell of a lot easier if your website hosting service consistently backs up your site.
Before choosing your host, you should get answers to the following questions:
There you have it, our guide to what to look for in a website hosting service!
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