Hosting is where your website physically resides on servers attached 24/7 to the internet. Here’s some info for finding a good web hosting company:
Local – Best sticking with local folks. Computers have glitches. Knowing someone who can explain issues is important.
Customer Service – Nothing’s worse than being ignored. Many companies don’t interact with their clients. Find one you can actually reach. Conversation shows if they can explain things in understandable terms.
Longevity – Ensure they’ve been at this a while. Lousy companies don’t generally survive the test of time. The longer they’ve been around the better they usually are at providing service.
Reliability – Backups are a must. Good hosters back up websites nightly. If your company is a reseller of services – a “middle man” – they’ve no control over servers. Avoid such an arrangement.
Security – Your host should perform regular server updates. WordPress sites require security updates as well. You should be able to perform those.
Contracts – Avoid contracts. Deal with hosters that allow you to quit when you want to. That way they’re always striving to provide good service – not just when it’s time to “renew” with them.
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