So, you’re thinking about starting up your own website and you have all of these great ideas about what content you want to upload. Perhaps you have used WordPress before so you know that you are happy to use it for your content management. You have done your homework and you know some of the SEO tips and tricks that are going to send your website to the top of the Google rankings. You have everything prepared but now you have to choose a web host and you are struggling to make that final decision.
Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to picking your web host. There are lots of good hosting providers out there like HostGator, SiteGround and other hosts that are maybe better or worse than SiteGround, depending on your specific requirements!
So building a good understanding of your own website web host requirements is where we recommend that you start off. To understand your requirements you will need to run through all of the common features and services that hosts provide. To give you a helping hand, you should take a look at a web host’s website and go to the page where they lists their features and make a note of the features. Then go through each one and decide whether you need that feature at all or whether what they are offering is sufficient for what you need. As an example, if the host is offering a limited amount of disk space, ask yourself whether you will require more than is included.
This will get you thinking about the features that you may or may not need. If you choose one of the top-rated hosts then they should cover off every possible feature you could ever need. But sometimes you don’t actually need that ramped up hosting service that confuses you with its technical jargon. And more to the point, you do not want to pay for services that you will never use. So have a clear idea of what you do and do not need from a web host.
Working out which host will give the best service for your scenario can be a huge challenge if you decide to review every web host’s website to see what they offer. So we recommend doing it the easy way by checking out the reviews of web hosts and the comparison table that tech experts like pcmag provide. Try and select a hosting review that isn’t going to be biased. There will be companies that promote a specific host because they are profiting from doing so. If you stick to reputable tech websites then this is less likely to be the case.
The reviews will pull all of the key information together for you, comparing the top ten hosts that are performing well at the current time. They will provide information on which host is better for customer support, or which one would best suit start-up businesses, information regarding server compatibility and more.
It is really important that you think carefully about your priorities, for example, if you think you will need a considerable amount of assistance in getting set up then you will want to work with a host that offers a high standard of customer support.
You also want to ensure that their customer support channels are available when you will need them. Most hosts will offer 24/7 customer support so check this before you sign up with anyone. Choosing the right web host comes down to understanding exactly what you need and matching that to the appropriate host.