Server Availability and Technical support
Your server and technical support must be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Many websites today feature and support a variety of multimedia tools such as blogs, videos, and audio. Therefore, it’s crucial that your web hosting provider offers you enough bandwidth to support the needs of your Web site.
So, how much bandwidth do you need?
Average Web sites utilize three to five GB of bandwidth per month – but what is an ‘average’ site? Take a look at the type of content you offer. Most websites are simple static pages, such as info or blogs. For more dynamic content, like streaming music and serving videos, you will need much higher bandwidth.
Security and Reliability
Your web hosting provider must be able to guarantee security and privacy for your customers.
Make sure you know all the necessary information about your server. Some web hosts have restrictions on what file type and sizes they will support.
The server should allow interactive features and be able to support users when they fill out forms online, buy products, or have discussions in a forum or chat room.
Prices do not always reflect quality. Some web hosting providers charge less than others, but ultimately it’s the quality of their support, network and hardware, as well as support for your software that will determine how much you should pay for web hosting services.
If an offer seems too good to be true, it usually is. There is no such thing as unlimited web hosting – if, for example, a company offers unlimited disk space, you should investigate other aspects of your package to find where the limitations have been placed.