Speed & Performance by Best Hosting
Back in 2010, Google stated that the loading time of your website would factor into your ranking. So, if you care about search engine optimization and free traffic from Google, then you should care about your website’s performance. There are many best hosting companies who provide you with unlimited disk space. Rather the ability of your host to get the information quickly to your visitors, in other words the transfer speed that counts. And it is even better, if you have a web host who can keep your site’s data transfer times low, even under high load.
Server Reliability / Uptime Scores
Nothing is more important than having a 24×7 operating web host. 99.5% and above is the recommended uptime score; anything below 99% is unacceptable. Most web hosting services have uptimes in excess of 99.5%. There a very few in the sub 99% region. While it doesn’t seem much, if 0.1% has a significant impact on your income from your website it becomes rather important. Otherwise, it is not something you need to concern yourself with. I say this because most web hosting companies of repute have excellent uptimes
Multiple Addon Domains
Domain names are cheap – so cheap that it is hard to resist not owning more than one. To accommodate these extra domains, we need extra hosting space. And this is why it is important to have a web hosting account that allows adding multiple domains.
Cost / Pricing
For most people, the cost of WordPress hosting is the first aspect they consider when choosing a web host. The impulse here is to go for the cheapest offer there is, but this is often the wrong move to make. Keep in mind that you get exactly what you pay for.
If you’re running an e-commerce website it is important for you to pick a web host with sufficient e-commerce features support. SSL certification, dedicated IP, and one-click shopping cart software installation are some of the essential features/supports you will need.
An Easy-to-use Hosting Control Panel
A user-friendly and functional best hosting control panel is very important. Without an adequate control panel, you will be left at the mercy of the best hosting tech support staff.
There are times when a site crashes. Perhaps a hacker got into your WordPress blog and replaced your index.php file. Or your entire database got nuked, or the server had a severe hard disk failure.
If your web host does site backups regularly then there is nothing to worry about when these incidents happen. Your best hosting provider should be able to restore back your full (or at least, a big chunk of) site in no time.
24/7 Live Chat Support
Managing a website can get quite technical and sometimes problems occur that either you don’t know how to solve or which need solving by your web host. For this reason, you need a web host that provides 24 hours a day, 365 days a year technical support.