One question we get a lot as a Phoenix web design company is what type of hosting should I use? This is important because we have seen people either go with a company that couldn’t support their website or choose a plan that could not support their website in either event these cause issues with the website. Hosting can cause your website load time to be slow and load time is something that can really hurt your search engine optimization campaign. So you see many Phoenix web design companies don’t place a very big emphasis on hosting but depending on what type of website is be designed it can make be a big decision and can make a huge difference. So what should you look for in a hosting company?
- Support – Things happen and there is not one hosting company that will not have any glitches so you need to find the hosting company that is best prepared to help you. They must offer 24/7 phone support and when you call their support line it should be a hour or 2 wait on hold. When your website or email go down you need somebody that can get up and running as soon as possible.
- Backup – Make sure your Hosting company offers backups. Even though it is rare both you and anybody using your website have the ability to accidentally erase things on your website that is important and without proper back up it will be gone forever but with a Hosting company running a back up every day you will be able to get it back with a few strokes of the keyboard.
- Up Time – You don’t want customers to experience your website being down half of the time they try to visit your website. This will cause them to find another website that offers the same thing you do. That is why it is important you only go with hosting companies that offer a 99% up time guarantee.
There are things to look for when selecting a hosting company. The first thing we would suggest is to contact your Phoenix web design team such as HireAWiz and talk to them about how you should proceed. Then do your homework and select the best hosting company for you. If you would like to find out more about HireAWiz contact us today for a free website analysis and quote.