When I speak with potential clients who have never had a website before, many do not know that your website needs hosting. Web hosting is purchased/rented server space to house your website files. These files include your system software, images, pages, etc. Without this, your website would only be a domain with nowhere to go. With no prior knowledge of hosting, where does one begin to look at which option is the best? Here are some key things to look for when you are choosing your perfect website host.
Top 4 Items Look for in a Web Host
Server Stability- No company can guarantee 100% up-time, but it is important to find a host that does not have issues with their servers going down too often. If there are unavoidable issues, you want a hosting company that has procedures in place to be sure to get your servers back up and running as quickly as possible. If you host with Nextfly, our server team gets notified right away if there is an issue with the server. There is a high chance that you will not notice if your site is down, since someone will be working on it right away!
Secure Data Storage- Another important thing to note is that your server will be storing your client’s personal information. This could just be contact form submissions, but it could also be credit cards. Therefore, it is extremely important to have a server with security methods in place to encrypt client information to make a data breach improbably.
Website Speed- Whether you have a website or have only been to one, one of the first things you notice is how quickly the page loads. If your website takes a while to load, there is a good chance that your website visitor will leave and go look for their information elsewhere.
Customer Service- Just like stability, it is important for your website to be up as much as possible, and if there is an issue you want to have someone that you can reach out to right away when you notice the website has an issue or is down. If you choose to host your website with Nextfly, you will never have to call into a call center and wait on hold to get assistance. If you are having issues, you could simply email email@example.com and the first available representative will start looking into your issue!
Contact Nextfly for Your Website Hosting
Are you unsatisfied with your current host? Do you have a new website and do not know how to begin looking for a web hosting company? Reach out to Nextfly Web Design to learn about the perfect option for your site.