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5 Best Web Hosts for Businesses

by cyrus on Jan 18

Finding a great web host for your business is essential if you want to keep it growing fast. Unfortunately, not all web hosts offer the same kind of service. Going with cheaper hosting solutions is usually a bad idea. You do get what you pay for. These 5 web hosts offer great service and give your business a better chance to succeed:

bluehost

BlueHost: one of the best shared hosting solutions for beginners. Their plans are affordable and great for folks who are just getting started but can’t afford premium hosting plans. It may not work for large online businesses that require custom setups though.

knownhost

KnownHost: this is a great web host for those of you who are in need of a decent VPS or dedicated hosting solution but want to get great support. They have a dedicated team and reasonable prices. [click to continue…]

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Finding the perfect web host for your business is impossible. There is no such a thing as the perfect web host. No matter how much money you spend and how many hours you consume researching web hosts, you are always going to have issues with your hosting partner. The key is to find a partner that will get your business on track when things go wrong.

Identifying a reliable business web host can be challenging. There are many companies that promise a lot and deliver a little. Here are 5 ways you should about finding a decent host to help you run your website(s):

  • Compare hosts: before signing an agreement with a hosting company, you need to make sure it offers the features that your business needs. Don’t just think short-term here. You should invest in a partnership that would allow your business to keep growing. Comparing multiple hosts would never hurt. You should also pay attention to server security when it comes to choosing a host for your business. [click to continue…]

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Many small businesses make the mistake of going with the cheapest hosting solution possible to get their website online. When you are starting, that may not be the most terrible (it certainly is not a wise one). Once your business starts to grow, you should consider investing in a premium hosting plan to handle all the traffic coming your way. It is even better if you start with these types of hosts right from the start.

Just paying a ton of money for a hosting plan does not mean you will be getting a decent service in return. You should always do comprehensive research before picking a hosting partner. Here are 4 web hosts that we have found to be very reliable:

Liquid Web: these folks give you a ton of options as far as their hosting plans are concerned. They have one of the best support teams in the industry. Their hardware packages are quite impressive too. They have plans for growing and established businesses.

WiredTree: WiredTree has pretty decent Managed VPS and great Managed dedicated server plans. It offers superior support, including server hardening, phone support, and proactive server monitoring and restoration. [click to continue…]

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An E-mail!

I have talked about in the past how important it is for any business to choose the right web host. If you are just starting up or just gaining momentum in your business, you can’t afford not to give your business the best chance to succeed. Many small business owners have the temptation to go with the cheapest web host possible. Some don’t mind paying a few more dollars for those unlimited plans. In reality, you can’t have a free lunch and eat it too. World class web hosts offer very reliable services to their customers, but they will need to charge higher to keep offering high quality service. Those who pay $10 a month for their web hosting service and expect to get the best service in the world are dreaming.

If you are a start-up owner and have big plans for your business, you want to invest in a service that keeps your web services up 24/7. The last thing you want to do is leave things to chances and prayer. Besides, it would leave a very bad impression on your new customers if your service is down frequently.

There is more to web hosting than just comparing numbers. Take the below hosts for example. They are great for small businesses that are starting but don’t plan to get too big too soon. They are great for bloggers and those who don’t intend to offer a web service (e.g. Twitter). But you can’t just compare the numbers and choose one of these services for the next YouTube. [click to continue…]

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Starting an online business is one of the best ways to get on the road to financial freedom. A lot of people dream about having the ability to work for themselves. But before you can even think about getting your business off the ground, you need to pay extra attention to the web host you are planning to choose as your business partner. Not many businesses afford to have their own servers, so if you are just getting started with your online business, there is no shame in partnering with a third-party service provider. But what you don’t want to do is jump in and choose the first web host that you find online.

Choosing a web host for your business is a big deal. It’s not an issue that you can take chances with. In the start, you may not get too much traffic, and your site could do fine even if it went down from time to time. But once you start getting a real following, your readers are going to expect your site to be up at all times (or as much as possible). It would look poorly on your brand and your business as a whole if your site was down frequently. Unfortunately, choosing a good web host is not that easy. There are many companies that promise you 99.9% uptime and all these great features, but once you put some load on their servers, they start to fail on you. You may not catch the issue when your site is young. But when you do, it’s going to be the wrong time. So you do want to pay extra attention when choosing a web host for your business to protect yourself and your business against service outages.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are looking for the best business web hosting:

  • Bandwidth: if you have grand plans for your site, you want to make sure you get enough bandwidth with your hosting package to handle all your traffic. You don’t want your site to be down when thousands of people rush to check it out.
  • Storage: if you are going to have a lot of images, files, videos, and so on, you want to make sure you have a place to store them. So don’t settle for packages that don’t come with a reasonable level of storage capacity.
  • Resources: there are a lot of web hosting companies that offer unlimited shared web hosting. That’s really not the way it works. If your site is very popular, you are going to get a lot of hits and put extra pressures on your host’s servers. You can be sure that your web host won’t do you any favors, and your site will go down. That’s why private web hosting services are far better solutions for small businesses.
  • Databases: if you intend to start a blog network or a comprehensive product portal, you may need more than a few databases. You should look out for limits that are put on your account as far as your databases are concerned.
  • Reputation: the most important factor of them all. Don’t ever sign up for a web hosting service without Googling the service first to find out about the company and its reputation. There are a lot of companies that offer too good to be true offers. And they are usually that. Make sure you know the facts before giving your money to a company that doesn’t take care of its customers.

There are many other factors that you need to consider before picking a web host for your business. Price, scripts, and e-mail features are all important. But in my book, you want to sign up for a web host that guarantees your site being up and ready to be served to your readers. There is nothing more frustrating than buying ads, driving traffic to a website, and have your site go down in the process. Choosing a reliable business is not only helps you grow your business but it also helps you save time and money. Choosing the right business partner can be the difference between succeeding and failing in your business. It never hurts to take time to choose the right one whether it’s a web host or an e-mail service provider.

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