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Posted by Anna Nicholls on 14-Apr-2022 11:47:33

What should you look for in a web hosting provider?

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If you’ve got a business, then you’ve probably got a website. And if you’ve got a website, you need web hosting. But different businesses have different requirements and demands when it comes to hosting. While the obvious necessities of speed, security and uptime go without saying, there are other elements that you should be considering when you choose your hosting provider.

Scalability is one such element. Is your traffic or content likely to grow? Are you running an e-commerce website that will experience increased traffic in line with seasonal trends and sales for example? If you need to make sure you’re not going to outgrow your website, then you need to choose the appropriate scalable hosting. But if you don’t need that flexibility, then why pay for it?

But let’s look at support. A lot of web hosting companies work as automated, self-service providers and if you know what you’re doing, that’s fine. Set-it-and-forget-it is just what some organisations need. But if that’s not where you’re at, and you need a bit of hand holding, then a more bespoke provider will be what you’re looking for. 

Look for a provider that includes support built into the price you pay and offers a consultative approach to help you choose the right package for your business needs - and then guides you through any changes required as your business grows. 

Maybe you're not entirely sure of what you need... or maybe, you just don’t want the responsibility of running your own web server. If this is you, theny choose a provider that appreciates the value that close support can offer, and gives you the reassurance of responsive, friendly and knowledgeable backup when it’s needed.

At Teledata we offer a range of premium web hosting packages, from simple to bespoke. Get in touch with us on 0161 498 1200 or click here to find out more.

Topics: ecommerce hosting, hosting, web hosting, web design

Anna Nicholls

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