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Why Choosing the Right Web Host is Important?

When it comes to hosting your website, and perhaps your email (as is the case for most small businesses), it is critical to make sure you’re choosing a host that is reliable, and not just affordable.  Since we’ve built dozens of websites, we’ve worked with many hosts and have come to realize what’s good and what’s not.

Hosting is becoming a commodity, with many players in this field now, you can get hosting from as low as $3.95 / month for unlimited emails and bandwidth.  But as is the case with most things, what you pay for is what you get. More and more businesses are jumping online and using the internet to promote their business and services. Having a host that can be as reliable as your products and services is critical. Think of it this way; A potential customer comes to your website and your site is down, or reallllllyyyy slow, what impression does that give them of your services and company?  With some small businesses getting upwards of a thousand visitors a month, this is a huge factor. Imagine if you invested in a radio ad that was so quiet, no one could understand it! That’s why hosting matters. It’s the backbone of your website A brilliantly designed website on a poor host achieves less than a poorly designed website on a great host. Period!

So what factors do you need to consider when choosing a host?  Rather than rewrite the book, here’s a great article by David Walsh on Tips for Choosing the Right Web Host: