Before your website launches, selecting a web hosting company is a major consideration. With the number of web service providers in the marketplace, knowing what to look for in your search saves time. It’s also helpful to know what you need from a provider to help cut through the hype.
Or, maybe you’re looking for a change because the web host provider you originally selected didn’t deliver as expected. When searching for a new web host provider, there are basic things to look for and expect.
Look For Web Service Providers with the Best Speeds
Today’s users expect websites to load quickly. In fact, if a site takes longer than two seconds to load, many users leave. It is also important that search engines use page speeds as ranking factors. As a result, choosing a web host provider with the processing power for lightning-fast page loads is your best bet.
The other factor related to speed is consistency. Web host providers with limited shared resource solutions mean your site is affected by things outside of your control. If another site experiences a traffic spike, your page might be slowed down. The way to avoid this competition for resources and achieve consistently fast uploads is with a cloud VPS provider.
Expect your web host provider to provide the infrastructure necessary for the best speeds. SolarVPS offers this advantage to customers with five state-of-the-art data centers. We built our centers with the best Juniper networks possible. Our customers enjoy connectivity via a ten-gigabit fiber upstream and diverse carrier IP transit.
Select A Web Host Provider that Provides Maximum Uptime
Your hard work is in vain if a user visits your site and it’s down. When selecting a web service provider, check their uptime percentages to avoid this problem. The recommendation is a web hosting provider that offers guaranteed uptime. The parameter to expect is a guaranteed uptime of 99.5 percent. SolarVPS invested in the technology and infrastructure to provide our customers this maximum uptime.
Make Sure a Web Host Provider Offers 24/7 Support
Your website is open for business 24/7, every day of the year. A web host provider needs to be available to provide support anytime you need it. Additionally, check for web service providers that offer around-the-clock support at a reasonable price or in a pay-as-you-need-it plan.
Look for Scalable Solutions from Web Host Providers
A scalable web hosting solution grows with your site. As your website needs increase, you purchase additional resources in increments with scalable solutions. The advantage is you aren’t paying for more than you need from a web hosting provider.
Solar VPS cloud hosting plans are scalable and save you money while offering growth options. You purchase additional resources in increments accessed easily online.
Web Host Providers and Pricing
Website hosting plans vary widely in cost. Some host providers lure customers in with “free” plans – but read the fine print. A web host provider offering something for free expects something in return. For example, they run ads on your site in exchange for their service. Or, the free site is actually an add-on for a larger package. Finally, free web hosting does not always offer the best performance.
While caution is necessary for free web host offers, there are affordable solutions available. It pays to shop around for the best deal and performance. Another thing to look for from web host providers is the option of cost savings when you commit to longer contracts.
While some host providers offer a low fee that you pay monthly, this is usually not the most cost-effective solution. The best deals host providers offer are for annual upfront payment. SolarVPS offers an annual plan, but also has the option of subscribing in shorter increments with cost savings.
Additional Features to Expect From a Web Host Provider
Web host providers offer a variety of both included and optional features and services. Depending on your website’s needs, look for options like hosting control panels and disaster recovery backups. Also, host providers like Solar VPS offer multiple IP addresses if that is what you require.
The interface provided by the web host to manage your page is another consideration. Regardless of your skill level, it doesn’t need to be cryptic or complicated. Check for examples of a web host provider’s interface panel before committing to ensure it’s simple and easy to use.
A Cloud VPS Web Host Provider
We offer affordable cloud-based VPS web hosting services. Our hosting packages work for websites of any size. The Solar VPS Cloud Apps on Demand is a good starting place for many new to cloud hosting. The Linux and Windows cloud hosting options we provide are also accessible solutions for any type of business.
Users starting with a monthly package to try us out appreciate the option of upgrading to longer subscriptions. The cost savings escalate along with the number of months purchased upfront. Additionally, our customers tailor their hosting service with scalable solutions and tech support options. When you are ready for a cloud VPS web host that offers amazing speeds, vast storage options, and maximum uptime, select one of our plans online!