InMotion Hosting
  • By Sunil Saxena, Exec VP / Co-Founder at InMotion Hosting
  • 01 Aug 2013

Host with the Most – Find the right web host for you

In a crowd, web hosting providers can all seem the same. Hosting isn’t always just hosting - there’s a lot more to finding the perfect host than what’s advertised on a home page. When making this kind of choice, it’s best to take some time and do your research. Here are 4 areas you should look for when searching for a web host:

1) Service and Support

Most of us are going to have questions. You want the confidence in knowing that your web hosts support team is top notch and available 24/7. If you have time, test their support – call them and see how quickly (and effectively) they handle your call.

If you’re looking for the best, you’ll want a host that keeps their software and hardware up to date, and maintains their network regularly. This is not only for speed and service, but also for security. If a host doesn’t keep these things updated regularly, it can make responding to problems that much more difficult.

2) Reputation

Looking into a host’s reputation is more than just knowing their name and recognising a logo or TV jingle. A company’s reputation is made by their actions, so if they provide a reliable service and have solid uptime, their customers will be happy, so people are going to talk about it. Ask around, read reviews and see what people are saying.

3) Scalability

Hosting is a long-term commitment. Your site and business will grow - it may even skyrocket! A good web host that offers different types of hosting solutions would be ready for this. They should have procedures in place to keep your site active when it becomes suddenly popular.

4) Professionalism

Whether the customer support team are talking to you personally via email or on the phone, or the marketing team are publishing information online, look for a host that is professional. A host should take serious matters seriously and present everything in the best light possible. You should aim to find a host that will give you the best service and support with a proven professional track record.

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