How To Pick A Good Web Host

Most people just want basic web hosting that works. However, there are huge differences in brands and it’s essential to pick a web host that suits your needs in order to have a successful online business.

There are a few things that a web host must have for us to consider them good – here are a few so you’ll know what to look out for.

1. Speed

If your web hosting is slow to respond, it could cost you thousands, maybe millions in lost potential sales. We want a fast web host that can at least match Google’s benchmark of 200ms! At Bitcatcha, we measure server speed and rank the web hosts from A+ to D

2. Speed where your targeted audience is

You need to get web hosting that responds to requests from your targeted audience FAST, so be sure to pick a web host with good response times in your audience’s region. This is why Bitcatcha’s unique server speed checker shows you response times taken from 8 countries around the globe!

3. Price

We want to strike a nice balance between low prices and good web hosting. Pick a host that can provide you with the features you need at a price you’re comfortable paying!

4. Customer service

Complications can occur when you’re dealing with websites, and it’s nice to have a team of experts dedicated to helping you solve your problems. Be sure to pick a web host that has a good track record in customer support.

5. Uptime guarantee

Your site will be useless to you and your audience if it constantly goes down. We want to look for a web host that can least provide us with a 99.8% uptime guarantee

6. Security

If your web hosting has poor protection against malware and hacks, you’re you’ll be leaving your website and data wide open for attacks. Pick a host that has a strong track record in security, malware and hacking protection.

7. Features

It’s always nice to get more than you paid for in terms of features. Some web hosting brands might provide more features but they might not be the fastest. Pick a web host that is nicely balanced between having features you want, speed, and price.

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