We’ve covered a bunch of issues around web hosting on our blog as, well, that’s what we do best. With that in mind, we thought we’d take the time to fill you in on a bunch of things no one has ever told you about web hosting:
There Might Be A Limit On Domains Allowed
In an attempt to halt spammers, a vast majority of web hosting companies will limit the amount of domains you are allowed on a shared server. This is usually limited up to five domains but depending on your business portfolio it can really have an effect on your flexibility – if you have a new idea for a business and you’re at your domain limit you’ll have to buy new hosting which can lead to confusion over what’s hosted where.
A good shared server plan will offer you at least 20 domains.
Cheap Hosting Has Its Issues
It’s human nature to want high quality at low cost, but when it comes to web hosting the cost should be a secondary concern. Instead your primary concern should be on how the web hosting provider has the requisite features and can meet your needs – if you need specialist software you need to know your host can handle it.
With this in mind, while the price might pique your interest cheap web hosting might not be able to provide all the features you need or want.
Security Is Always A Concern
Third on your shopping list should be proof of great security from your web host. This is doubly important if you’re going to be processing customer address and bank card information through your website too and means you’ll need a hosting service that provides SSL certificates.
Ensure your web host provides robust security that means you and your customers are always protected from threats.
Biggest Web Host Doesn’t Mean Best Service
To build a big branded web hosting company, you’ve got to be good and it takes time, money, and effort to make an industry leading business. Be that as it may, biggest doesn’t always mean best and their offerings may not match your needs from your web hosting company – they are not a one-size-fits-all offering and you may find a customised approach to hosting is best for you.
These are just a few of the less common aspects of web hosting that people overlook when looking for a decent web hosting provider.