Best Web Hosting Tips!!!

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2011 18:51 GMT

Web host is a company which provides a physical storage and distribution of website pages on behalf of website owners. Basically they will lend the hardware, software and bandwidth, and the website owners should provide their information. For a certain fee, the web hosting services agrees to rent to a website owner space on their servers, and the accompanying bandwidth that’s required for Internet users to be able to access the web pages from this server. Wrong choice of web hosting services can have terrible consequences for your website and its reputation, not to mention the loss of money in some cases. Keep the following ‘rules’ in mind while purchasing web hosting services.

  • While purchasing the web hosting services, never rely on one or two pieces of advice, no matter how glowing the recommendation. Nothing can substitute the decent independent research when seeking for the Right web host. Hit Google and start searching for any and all accounts of a host by actual users. Virtually all hosts will show both good and bad experiences, but the good hosts usually have far higher incidences of the good rather than the bad.

  • Never go with a web hosting services which can’t automate or accurately administer the most fundamental aspect of a business, such as billing and payments.

  • Never ever rely on a web hosting services  which has constant outages, even if they always come up with some excuse for it. Constantly being unavailable will subverts your image, reduces your income, and affects search engine rankings to name just a few negative effects. All the Reliable web hosting services have redundancy plans in place to prevent extended outages, and indeed if your host is experiencing repeated outages without doing something about it that should tell you how unprofessional their setup is. Your website relies on a smooth and consistent presence on the Internet to be successful.

  • Begin the process of finding other potential web hosts the minute you are unsatisfied with your current host’s service for any reason. This doesn’t mean you should switch hosts at the first sign of trouble, but the sooner you do some research to find out which other hosts are available in your price range, and what sort of feedback there is on their services, the better equipped you will be to move in a hurry should it be necessary to abandon ship.

  • Once your site is down for several days, don’t trust the hosts mendacious reasons for the situation, and don’t just sit and wait – switch hosts as soon as possible. Simply put, if your web host hasn’t taken steps to protect against extended outages longer than a day by having some sort of contingency plan, you’re dealing with an unprofessional setup.

  • Always back up your website regularly to your own PC or to any other server or location other than your host’s server. Your host may or may not take regular backups of your site, but you should not rely on them. In fact most hosts make it clear as part of their terms and conditions that you are responsible for backing up your own data. If a host goes down or goes bankrupt for example, you cannot depend on being able to get back your data or any backups stored on their servers. You must remotely backup to at least one other reliable independent location, preferably more, and backup regularly so that your backups are at the most 24 – 48 hours out of date.

Finding a Reliable web hosting services is not a foolproof business. Even the smartest and most experienced webmasters can still fall quarry to a host which suddenly goes bust. Hosting itself is a risky, expensive and complex business, so the companies involved in hosting – just like any other business – can experience ups and downs. If you find a good host, stick with them through the bad times, since all hosts have outages from time to time, but if your host experiences frequent outages, and things are steadily getting worse, then it’s time to move on.