Features to Look Out for In a Web Host
While looking for a web hosting provider for your web sites, certain basic things you must find out before signing up with the company. Web hosting service is a lifeline for your website(s) and a bad web host can ruin the performance of your website. So, before signing up a web host, you must consider following facts:
There is nothing more important than reliability when you want to buy a package from a web hosting company. It is, therefore, of utmost importance to sign up with a reliable web hosting company. So, check out the web host’s uptime guarantee, service record, reputation, etc. To find out the reliability, do check out what the customers of the companies are saying about it and also check out the server uptime record. To find server uptime record, uyou might need to consult some specialised sites which monitors and maintains logs of server uptime of the top web hosting providers.
A good web hosting should have a multiple channels for providing support like Emails, Tickets, Live Chat, Phone Support, etc. In case of an emergency you will need to get in touch with your web hosting provider. Hence, do check out the support before you sign up with a web host.
3. Domain name
Though I do not consider it as important factor for an experienced web master but for a newbie who does not have technical knowledge, the domain name registration feature could be a must. So, if you don’t want to register your domain name from other registrar and pointing it to your webhosting, then you should consider a web hosting company who provides this facility at a reasonable cost.
4. CGI access
If you need to have CGI access to run our own programs then you must check out whether the web hosting company provides the CGI access or not. Not every web host offers this, and not every company offers the same capabilities for their CGI access. When researching into a web hosting company, check to make sure they offer CGI access that allows you to read, write, and execute on your server.
5. POP account
Having a POP account is vital for your business because of the protection that it offers. A POP account gives you password-protected access to mail that is sent through your website email address.
These are some of the top features which should be looked into while purchasing a web hosting package. There are other factors also depending upon your needs which you should check out before signing up with a web host.