When you are going to buy web hosting service from a web hosting company, checking their reputation in the market is really important
So all set right ? You are going to start your website.
All the planning is done from business end, the website’s design & development has also been completed and you have already decided the name of your website (your dream), based on that you have also bought the domain name. Now what ?
Now the ultimate thing is, letting the world know about your site or your vision or your dream by making the website live.
So you need to buy a space in server to host your website, means simply you have to buy a web hosting service.
Now coming to the main point. Choosing a good web hosting company according to your need and in your budget is really important.
It’s really tough because now a days you will find so many web hosting company if you just give a Google search.
But the ultimate question is among all of them who are really good at their service ? How will you know it ?
There are many renowned companies who has established their brand through their quality of service, beside that there are many medium and small companies, many of them are also doing great from many aspect.
But you have to choose. Because when you are buying a service you have to do a background check of the service provider as a consumer. It’s always recommended.
Because reputation is a major factor, so checking it is important. It’s applied for all type of web hosting service providers in the market whether it’s big, medium or small.
Because initially when you are starting your journey, generally you don’t know much about this market so everyone is same to you.
It’s you, who has to find out which fits best according to your specific need and in your estimated budget.
Actually there are no straight forward approach for this. But there are several deciding factors or parameters based on those you can make your choice.
So today in this post I am going to share some simple ways, looking after those you will be able to take a good decision of choosing a good web hosting company.
You don’t need to be a nerd or geek to look after these factors. So have a look.
Give a google search with proper search query
The very first thing we do, when we search something is giving a Google search with proper query string.
Why I am stressing on Proper query string ? Because you may have some specific hosting requirement.
Let’s say you are going to start your online store in Magento or starting your blog using WordPress, so at that time if you give search like “best web hosting companies” then it seems very generic.
Instead of previous one you can use search queries like these “Best Magento hosting provider” or “Best dedicated Magento hosting” or “Best WordPress hosting” or “Best Managed WordPress hosting”.
Be specific in your search. At first decide your requirement & then start searching with best practices. It’s the very first step.
Check web hosting service provider’s website
When you are visiting any of the website of a web hosting company then look for all required details that you need to know.
Don’t hurry, just take your time and thoroughly check all sections.
Because a good web hosting company will definitely have a well designed, well maintained, easy to navigate and resourceful website.
Check their Blog, FAQ, Knowledge Base section & support procedures
All reputed companies in any sector give customer satisfaction their top priority and web hosting field is not an exception.
Because if the customers don’t find trust then why they should buy the service.
So all reputed web hosting companies provides as much as details possible about their products, services, pricing, terms, licences with other necessary details.
So beside looking for all the above mentioned section, give special to the following sections like Blog, FAQ section, knowledge base etc.
And look for their ways to give customer support whether it’s via email, phone, live chat or ticket system. It’s important.
Visit popular forums on web hosting
You can also check out popular forums on web hosting. Join there, ask your questions and find out what others are suggesting.
After getting suggestions decide among them. It’s a good approach than random searching.
Because it’s the real users from whom you can get the real feedback regarding their experiences whether it’s good or not so good.
Check out social media activities, reviews
Social media is another great source for checking the reputation of a web hosting company.
Find out how active their community is, what their customers are saying, what’s their review.
Ask an expert
It’s also another great approach. Find some expert blog on web hosting and check out what they are recommending and if you have still some doubt then directly write a mail with your question.
Because ultimately an expert’s voice matters.
You can also talk to their support executive
It’s the last step. After following all the steps mentioned above, if you have something more to ask which is not possible to be given by any other person then directly contact to their support executive via Live Chat or Email.
Live chat is the best way, because all popular web hosting company have their 24/7 active live chat support.
So connect to the support executive via live chat and clarify all your doubts.
So these are some easy to follow best practices to do a background checking of a web hosting company before buying service from them.
What’s your opinion regarding this.