Website and e-mail hosting aren’t exactly glamorous topics, and things that clients can’t really necessarily “see” in day-to-day work, and so it’s no surprise that they are often taken for granted. In fact, with the huge number of cheap plans out there, it’s normal for customers to wonder if it really even matters where their website and e-mail are hosted at all.
We can tell you from firsthand experience that it absolutely does. In fact, here are just some of the things that are affected by your hosting choices:
The reliability of your website and communications. The biggest consequence of rock-bottom hosting tends to be that your website and e-mail aren’t as reliable as they could be. You need to be online to be profitable, so don’t sacrifice stability for a few dollars.
The security of your information (and your customers’ information). The best hosting companies constantly update their software and security patches and stay on the lookout for any problems. That’s not an area where you want to cut corners.
The level of service you can expect. If and when you do have a problem with your hosting service, it’s nice to be able to reach a trained technician in your area, rather than an overseas support person.
How you are treated by search engines and other e-mail providers. Search engines tend to prefer sites that are always online, and you don’t want to share an e-mail server with companies that regularly send spam, as your e-mails could end up being blacklisted, too.
Want to find out more about affordable, reliable web and e-mail hosting? Call our office today to set up a free consultation.