Every business today needs a presence on the internet. And to have a presence on the internet, you need web hosting that you can rely on. Put simply, website hosting is a service that allows a website to exist on the internet. Think about it like this: your business is the shop or restaurant or bar, web hosting is the land and physical building that contains it.
Without web hosting, you have no internet presence no matter how awesome your business is or how cool your website looks. Here are five things to consider when choosing web hosting for your business.
1. Is it reliable?
This is one of the most important things about web hosting – it has to be 24/7, 365. As our founder, Richard Wilkins says: ‘websites shouldn’t go on holiday’. Your site needs to be there when your customers go looking for it, so reliability is key.
2. Is it fast?
There’s nothing more frustrating for a customer than a company website that either fails to load, loads slowly, or doesn’t display some of the site because the web hosting isn’t up to scratch. Poor website performance creates a bad impression through no fault of the business owner.
3. Is it scalable?
This applies more to some businesses than others, but it’s important for all websites that there’s the option to add more bandwidth. Any business can see a spike in demand, and you wouldn’t want an increase in popularity to crash the website.
4. Is your web hosting provider customer-focused?
At Excalibur, we know that most people just want a site that works, and so we do everything in our power to put the needs of our customers first so they have one less thing to worry about. Sadly, the same can’t always be said of many hosting services which have a more ‘DIY’ approach.
5. Is there financial peace of mind?
Web hosting is an ongoing cost, and while it may not be the most costly thing a business owner spends money on, it all adds up. We offer complete peace of mind to our customers – if you’re not happy, you get your money back. Simple.
If you have any questions about our web hosting service, don’t hesitate to get in touch.