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The Essential Features to Look for in a Web Host

Choosing a web host may seem like a difficult task because there are so many choices available, but there are several features that distinguish great web hosts from average ones. Having the right web host ensures that readers are able to find your website, your website is secure and loads properly and that technical support is available if problems arise. The tips below can help anyone choose the right host, which is the first step on the path to success for any website.

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Web Host Location

The location of the servers on which your website is hosted makes a difference for purposes of search engine optimization. Choosing a host with servers in the same country as most of your readers or customers will benefit you by placing your site higher in search engine rankings. Hosting your site with a foreign web host can result in longer time for pages to load, which may prevent proper search engine indexing. A quick Internet search can usually help determine the location of a web host’s servers, but when in doubt, ask the company’s customer department.

Sufficient Hosting Company Resources for the Client Base

The best web hosts have sufficient resources to assist customers and ensure the proper display of websites. This means that great hosts must not only have enough servers, but they must also have the customer service staff and technical staff to respond to client questions, assist clients with problems and maintain the servers and other equipment. Sending an inquiry to customer service prior to choosing hosting can give website owners an idea about response times and the staff’s technical knowledge.

Price, Bandwidth and Storage Space

Price is not always the most important concern when choosing a host. It is more important to look at the value of services provided. A more expensive host that has less downtime, more bandwidth and more available storage is much more valuable than a host that offers low pricing but does not guarantee that your website will be available. The best web hosts will clearly advertise their percentage of downtime, bandwidth limits and available storage space.

Although proper research requires some effort and time, it is worthwhile to ensure that you choose the best web host. More research before launching your site leads to a better chance of success and reduces headaches and expenses later. If you have questions, do not be afraid to contact the web host directly. The response that you receive is likely to give you a lot of information about the quality and dependability of the hosting company.

Author Bio:- Hello my name is NishaSandhu I am 26 years old and I am an Editor at whoishostingthis.com, whom I have been working with for 2 years now. I love to write and give online business advice to new and growing businesses, visit our site to check out the latest Host Gator reviews and Go Daddy reviews.

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  • Hemendra Kumar Saini

    August 10, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Hey Bilal, that is really great. i also want to make move to wp but i want to find wp host in my country. If good wp host in india, please suggest me. thank you 🙂

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    • Bilal Ahmad

      August 10, 2011, 3:51 pm

      Hemendra@ If you are targeting Indian users then going for Indian base webhosting is good, but if you your target is international users then it is recommended to go for HostGator, Bluehost etc..

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