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    Qualities of a Good Web Hosting

    Today, when the Internet is flooded with a plethora of web hosting companies, comparing them to find the best one seems like a daunting task. However, if you concentrate on some of the key requirements of a good web hosting company and compare them, the choice becomes much easier.

    Reliability: The most important criteria for choosing a web hosting company is its reliability. Always choose a company that has high customer satisfaction rate and positive reviews from its existing and past customers. To start with, make a list of potential web hosting companies and search their reviews online. Take a note of the duration of a company’s association with its customers. Longer the association is, more reliable is the web hosting company.

    Support: At times when you find your website server down or face any other technical problem with hosting, you rely upon customer support to solve them. A good web hosting company should have 24 hours customer support, live chat service, and email service to offer support to customers. Check out the customer support reviews of the company to find how fast and effective it is.

    Price: Price is another important criterion. Look at the various web hosting packages offered by a company and select one that suits your need. The most popular pricing package is the shared web hosting solution that offers low and flexible prices. Especially, for small businesses, a shared web hosting solution proves to be best deal. Many web hosting companies also offer a yearly discount plan. However, it is not always good to go with the cheapest. Quality, reliability, and support are more important than the price.

    Usability: Finally, the usability of the web hosting interface should be tested. It should have an easy to use control panel helpful for effectively managing a website.

    Some people might look upon certain technical preferences, however majority of business owners look for the given four factors in their web hosting company.

    Hope it helps!!!
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    Thanks a lot for sharing these tips, I agree it's a lot harder to be seeling webhosting now, as like you said so many websites out there doing it but these tips will help.
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    As you want to launch your website and looking option for a web hosting then I would like to suggest you that instead of anything you must follow some points such as:

    Web space
    Data transfer
    Check server uptime, it means site would be on the net.
    Customer support for web hosting
    Good control panel
    Server speed

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    The after sales support plays a key aspect. The tech's should have appropriate and thorough knowledge about any issue that a customer faces.
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    Support and Customer Service is by far the most important criteria in using a web hosting provider...
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    Providing a Quality 24X7 Technical support, Maintaining good sever uptime and Fast connectivity are important qualities of a good Web Hosting provider.

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    Can absolutely agree with James - customer support is one of the most importance factors of a web host.
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    Usability: Finally, the usability of the web hosting interface should be tested. It should have an easy to use control panel helpful for effectively managing a website.

    Some people might look upon certain technical preferences, however majority of business owners look for the given four factors in their web hosting company.

    I like this point and how you've put it, many people do ignore it and concentrate mostly on liability and cost. It is indeed helpful.

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    Good way to find a host is to contact the current customers of the web host provider of your choice and see if they are satisfied with the kind of services being rendered by the web host company.

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    Nicely described all the qualities. You have to be clear what you are expecting from you web host and what they will provide you so I suggest do some research before selecting a web host company.

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    This thread, was useful as well easily understandable for me, any way thanks

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    Reliability and support are the two most important factors. Obviously if your hosting isn't reliable then you've got a serious problem, and adequate support is also crucial. But you have to take price into consideration. Everyone has a budget and you have to look for the best hosting within this budget.

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    Thanks a lot for sharing these tips.

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    A good hosting provider should provide

    Enough space to host files.
    unlimited data trasfers
    unlimited bandwidth
    May database connectivity.

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    Thanks for the information provided.

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