When creating a company’s website or when planning a redesign, the main question that arises is to know on which platform to host it and especially how to choose your host.
Indeed, faced with the great diversity of offers available on the market, it is not always easy to find oneself and to make the wisest choice according to one’s needs. In addition, the choice of a web host should not be done lightly, because the responsiveness and efficiency of the company’s website are at stake, particularly the page loading speed. This component has a determining role in the general performance of the website.
What are the criteria to be taken into account when the choice of website hosting?
1st criterion to choose your host: The type of hosting
Before choosing your host, it is essential to know the different categories of hosting that a web host can offer. In this regard, there are 4 web hosting solutions today, which are:
As we can read through the name of this type of hosting, it is the case where the same server hosts several websites of companies or individuals. The latter therefore share resources among themselves, which naturally implies limited traffic and disk space per user. This option is the most economical of all and is aimed at companies whose websites do not generate high traffic.
In this case, the company buys or leases the server on which its site is the only one to be hosted. Of course, it is possible for it to host several websites there, depending on the capacity of the available disk space. With a dedicated website host, the site can accommodate unlimited traffic. This formula is intended for websites requiring a large number of resources and generating significant traffic.
The principle of this type of hosting is relatively the same as that of shared hosting. The difference here is that the web host works with multiple virtual servers rather than a single physical server.
Virtual private server or VPS hosting
The principle here is the same as that of dedicated hosting, with the only difference that this type of hosting includes a virtual machine being installed on a dedicated server. Unlike dedicated hosting, the virtual private server offers flexible options, with shared resources.
We, therefore, understand that each type of hosting has both advantages and shortcomings. It is therefore up to you to choose the hosting whose configuration best meets your specific needs.
2nd criterion to choose your host: The domain name and email accounts
Another measure to take into account when choosing a website host is the domain name. Indeed, it is essential to ask the question whether the host offers among its services the registration of the domain name. Is the host a domain name registrar or just a reseller?
In addition, there are hosts who offer among their services, the creation of one or more email accounts with the domain name of the website as an extension. All the company’s professional emails can thus be recorded on the same server of the web host. These criteria are to be looked at in the web hosting formulas, is the domain name included in the formula? Are email accounts included in the hosting offer?
3rd criterion to choose your host: Hosting capacities
We’ll talk in this category of disk space and the traffic. Regarding the first, it is determined according to the media used by the website, namely texts or videos. In terms of traffic, it will be a question of determining the speed and bandwidth required. This will be done according to the average weight of the pages and the number of visitors expected.
It is therefore up to you to identify your needs with precision while being careful not to overdo and not underestimate your needs either. In the different offers offered, disk space and traffic vary, so you need to clearly define your needs to know which plan to choose.
4th criterion to choose your host: Technical assistance and security
Web hosting is never 100% reliable. It’s a fact. For this, it is important to entrust the hosting of its website to a service provider offering quality assistance and guaranteeing a competitive intervention time and recovery time.
On the other hand, it is necessary to ensure that the website host offers a sufficiently efficient service that can guarantee perfect availability of the website. A regularly unavailable site will inevitably have repercussions on the image of the company, the site’s referencing in search engines, the unavailability of messaging, etc. In addition, to choose your host, it is recommended to check the security measures offered by the website host. To this end, the latter will have to offer: A service ensuring a permanent and regular backup of the website
Data encryption to prevent external attacks
The equipment of the server hosting room with an air conditioning system, UPS and a generator to overcome power failures.
At DMT web Hosting, technical assistance is available 7 days a week to answer all your questions, and if you are really not satisfied you have 30 days to change your mind, we will reimburse you!
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