Choosing one of the best web-hosting providers among countless number of providers is the toughest job. The one who is going to opt for any of the provider should have proper knowledge of his/her requirements. There are several points which one should take care while searching for a web host. First of the entire customer should list down all the requirements and then search the hosting provider according to it. Finally when one of the providers is selected by the user after proper research it is but obvious that the provider chosen is definitely having some extra ordinary qualities in comparison to other providers.
This is well known that due to tough competition where all providers become very smart in presenting themselves, it is very difficult for the customers to choose one of them for their business. The only help line left with the customers is “knowledge”, as by knowledge only the customers are able to decide for what factors to be considered while making decision. It is important for customer to gain knowledge but the point is how and from where to acquire knowledge.
In service sector knowledge plays very crucial role such as the knowledge of the technologies behind the service, knowledge about the folks behind the service, knowledge of the customer service, knowledge of scaling of quality of the hosting available and many more things to be listed.
The very first step taken by most of the customers is to create a budget boundaries for the hosting service, but the professional users who knows the worth of reliable hosting will place the monetary factor not on the top but some where in the middle on his total considerable factor’s list. Rather it is considered important even before one acquires knowledge of the factors to be considered.
Now lets look at one example, if the budget which one has allocated is less then 100$ then he/she ignore terms like dedicated servers collocation, etc. however more the budget more are there chances to learn.
There are many sources to acquire knowledge, the first and foremost source is to read more articles as articles shows the complete picture, more reading means more knowledge .One more advantage of this means is that it is the cheapest mean to acquire knowledge. The topic once chosen to read is based on the budget. Budgeting is not just about money but also about time. One should read the topic according to his/her requirements and should consider the sources correctly.
One very crucial point the customer should keep in his/her mind is that he/she should always go for the right source of information ,so as to choose a good hosting provider. Customer should also have answers of some particular questions such as is he/she knows the meaning of five nine’s and its need for the business. Does customer want PHP technology for his/her web site? Will the customer give preference to a dynamic and faster website over a reliable standard search friendly simple web site?
When customer visits each of the providers then all of them will try their level best to sell their huge plan that contains the features that are never required.
Let’s look at another example; the factor that makes the hosting provider expensive is Urchin stats, actually for this, the providers have to pay a good license fee which they use to transfer on the customer’s shoulder. For running a good business some of the free stats or the open source solutions are more than enough. The hosting providers make these additions to make their package more attractive. One needs to judge through the core features and then finally should go in for the add-ons, which may complement the core.
Let’s move further and look at the other sources. The other reliable source is that customers can talk directly with the hosting providers and ask them for an honest opinion on the features which his/her business requires. So the conclusion is that after reading the articles and getting directly contact with 8 or 9 providers, one can have a good amount of knowledge and can say that he/she now can act intelligently while choosing hosting for him/her. Generally what happens, the small website owners make silly mistakes such as they compromises with cheap sources and ignore the rest things. There are many providers who are ready to provide their services at very cheap rates but their services are of no worth and unreliable ,as when ever they are needed they gets disappear.
A good provider is the who always provides the proper support when ever needed and also charges the customers according to the support provided .At last but not least the important source with whom the user can consult is with the web consultants or one can talk to folks who have hosted before. This is a long process but the knowledge customer gains from this source are really appreciable. When a user negotiates for a best deal and when he/she gets all his/her issues resolved or one’s when business grows it is then that a real good host is required to make one’s success a history.