The choice of your web host defines the way your websites will behave in the World Wide Web. So, you have to keep a lot in mind when you go looking for the web host. And, no, I am not talking about the cost.
Oh well, that should definitely be one of the criteria, but not the major one. Let’s look at all that you should be looking for in a hosting company.
Start with finding out the performance package the hosting company provides. The biggest thing you are looking for is the availability of your website. But availability doesn’t mean a thing if your website takes ages to download. So, you have to get the speed too. So, the two most important things you are looking for are availability and speed.
Next, you have to find out if your website’s features are compatible with the platform offered by the host. You need to make sure that your requirements will be met by the host. Make sure you are getting enough bandwidth and disk space.
Next, find out the service the hosting company provides. High availability and speed does not work if you don’t get enough support. Go for a host that provides you round-the-clock support. Also, find out if the web host will take care of the back-up of your data.
As I always say, don’t go for the first company you come across. Compare the services of different companies and check with organizations that are using the services of the companies.