What are the most daunting web hosting challenges you’ve faced?
We recently went on Quora to ask the above question. And what answers did we get?
We found out that over 70% of web hosting users are stuck with the following difficulties.
- Sudden extra charges.
- Unreliable support system.
- Weak security protocols.
- Over 20% downtime.
Now, none of the items on that list is wholesome for your business scalability in terms of SEO rankings, positive user experience, and everything else.
So how can you avoid getting hooked on such hosting plans?
We know how well-decorated most web hosting providers present their services. And when their presentations, along with other promised offers, come across as excellent, you can’t help but want to subscribe to them.
But just before you click the subscribe button, ask yourself this question: What’s the point of attraction here, the promised services, or just the sales pitch?
Of course, promises can be deceptive too. If you’re skeptical (you should be on most days), do a little research on your prospective provider’s performance.
The statistics don’t lie.
Go on Quora and other online communities just like we did, and ask all the questions you can.
But don’t stop there!
Equip yourself with the basics of web hosting services and how they relate to your business goals.
And do not forget to ask your service provider the following questions:
- How flexible is your hosting plan?
- What’s the protocol for switching between different hosting platforms?
- What security protocols do you use, and how often do you upgrade them?
- What are the backup plans available to keep my website running in case of a crash?
- Do you offer dedicated servers?
Web hosting providers want to make profits, which isn’t bad. However, they should also want to give the best services possible.
Let’s take a look at the first question.
Flexibility in a hosting plan refers to the amount of latitude a web hosting provider allows its users.
A flexible hosting plan should allow you to run and upgrade custom software that is peculiar and beneficial to your website. You should get root access to your operating server and the freedom to carry out software test runs, upgrades, and security configurations.
Such access varies depending on the hosting plan you’re on. However, you can get all of those options on a dedicated server.
You’d agree that flexibility is vital. So go out there and put your money where the value is. Or you could take on less stress and use dynamic-hosting services instead.
At Dynamic Hosting, we offer our users flexibility, stability, security, and a wide range of other possibilities.