If you are on the final steps of launching your online business, you might want to take a look at this article. Online businesses rely heavily on the speed of their hosting servers. It is believed that about 15 percent of clients, costumers or visitors who arrive at your website may leave if your site takes more than 3 seconds to load. This means if your hosting server is not up to speed, you risk potential customers – a lot of them. With this said, how do you find the best web hosting available? More importantly, with so many cheap hosting options out there, how do you effectively pinpoint the most reliable for your site? Following some of these tips will help you weed out the good from the bad hosting companies.
Tip Number 1: Find out what requirements your site needs
If you did not already know, hosting companies are nothing more and nothing less than computers that allow you to run your software, in other words, your website, on the net. Computers can have different purposes and suit different people. Hence if you only plan on running a light, mostly text, WordPress blog on a single site; just about any half decent web host will do the job. However, if your blog is rich in media files, HD pictures, flash animations, and so on; chances are you will need more personalized hosting to suit your huge storage need. Before you decide which host to choose, make sure to find out what requirements your site will need to be able to offer a good user experience for your costumers. [Read more…]