When you start looking to hire a web hosting company to host your site, try to be very keen and cautious. Because there are a lot of web hosting companies that offers these services but after you agree with them, almost half of its promises lead to nowhere and their customer support lacks any real support when you start having problems. So try to research and choose the right web hosting company.
Reliability is the first factor that you need from a web hosting company. Next would be speed it provides. An example is; when you search for a keyword, you will get plenty of results. If you click on a certain link and it does not load right away, the next thing to do is click on the alternative link. It is obvious that we want to get the link that gets us there faster. Right? So reliability and speed is important.
Most users today have high speed internet so they will know if your site is slow loading or not. They may be surfing your site only for it to slow down and not load a webpage. If that happens, the customer may decide to go to another site causing you to miss out on a sale possibly.
Next is the availability of the assistance or customer support of these web hosting companies. Those companies that offer a 24 hr technical support and can respond to any problems immediately is an extremely important factor when determining which hosting company to choose. Because how the hosting company treats a user after the sale is just as important as how they treat potential customers initially.
Also those companies that are able to update your site from time to time to ensure competitiveness among other sites. Keeping web servers up to date on security is another important factor. Make sure the hosting company has a support section that handles security related problems and the servers are updated properly.
The size of hard disk space the hosting company offers is another factor that needs to be considered. If you host a lot of videos or other media files, you may need lots of space to store all those files. The amount of bandwidth that the company will provide you is also important also to ensure smooth and fast transfers of those media files and your web pages.