Selecting the best web hosting service to start blogging or to host your WordPress blog is an important and technical issue. It is not like to see, heard, or read and select your web hosting provider, it is the matter of success of your blog and alternatively for the business, that relies on the blog. While roaming the net world you might have heard about free web hosting to top-paid web hosting but which one is the best or what points that you must keep in mind like storage, bandwidth, uptime, control panel and etc. I will sum up all those points in today’s post that in my opinion are important while choosing the web hosting service provider.
Top 10 Points to Consider While Selecting The Best Webhosting Service:
Here are the top points while selecting your hosting provider.
1-Check your Needs:
The first thing is to check your web hosting needs, either you want to start blogging or want to run a static website, then your hosting needs will be according to that because static web hosting may cover in few 100 MB but for a dynamic website like WordPress you have to need a lot of space, so make a decision. There is also the thing that if you want a small business then shared hosting will be enough, but for higher business, you will need VPS hosting or even a dedicated server, it all depends on your needs and the amount that you want to or can invest.
Being a blogger I will assume that you want to start blogging so while keeping in mind you will have to check the storage capacity of the web hosting companies in their packages. Usually for new bloggers or for small businesses shared web hosting is too much, and in that, you will have to go for storage data in GB’s. So select the package that gives you more space.
uptime is the time when your website will be running from your server-side round the clock, usually service providers mentioned in their packages like 99.99% uptime and like others, just keep an eye on that what are they saying.
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The next thing is the bandwidth, this is actually the amount of data consumed every time when your website loaded. So it means when you will get a lot of traffic and will also use it to increase blog traffic then alternatively the bandwidth will use. So there should be unlimited bandwidth provided by your selected web hosting service.
Nearly all companies provide the info about control panel in their packages, and even some of them may provide a demo of the control panel, just visit and see whether the panel supports all major CMS or one that you plan to use (like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, etc). It should be the latest c-panel with all the emerging facilities. It is actually your hosting control point at the server-side where you can check your space, bandwidth, create FTP accounts, can set jobs, add subdomains, creates databases, and much more things that you need.
6-Number of Domains and Subdomains:
Almost many companies make clear to provide the number of domains and subdomains. If you can afford a lot of pocket-money then you should go for higher packages with unlimited domains if not then at least there should be more than 10 subdomains so that you can manage your blogging according to your will.
7-Windows or Linux:
So I assumed that you have selected the best web hosting service for hosting, the next thing is which platform you should use Windows or Linux because both are usually available. So If you want to use WordPress as CMS then Linux is the best because it supports all languages and scripts like PHP, CSS, MYSQL and etc. and Windows is the best for ASP,.NET. Also, check the version of the languages and scripts.
Most web hosting providers give you a facility of few email accounts, so you should go for unlimited email accounts for your domain like [email protected] or [email protected] and for also the users to signup your website.
Although you can use some other methods to back up your blog other than a service provider. But it is strongly recommended that you will check whether your best web hosting provider gives you the facility of backup.
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10-Technical Support 24/7:
Think that you got something bad with your website or blog, or it is showing account suspended, then, in that case, you will have to contact the technical expert team. Check whether they provide an online chat or ticket system, ask them a few questions, and see how quickly they give you a response.
You have read all the above-stated words, now the thing is just giving some search and visit some of your subject related sites to see their hosting providers. Hope you will end up with some useful points in choosing the best web hosting service.