What to Look for in a Web Host?

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Hello!

What is the most important thing to look in a Web host ?

I am sure there are many things to look for but which ones should have priority over others ?

Is it speed , security, uptime ?

Let me know in the comments, please.
Thank you.
 

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Indeed, there are many important factors that you need to take into consideration before choosing a host. Speed, security, and uptime, as you’ve mentioned, are some of them.
A user-friendly hosting control panel is also something that you may have in mind when looking for hosting. I personally like cPanel – it’s easy to use and most of the people who have little experience in this field can work with it. A good recommendation is to check if the hosting provider gives a money-back guarantee and an option for upgrading or downgrading your plan.
I would also advise you to choose a plan that includes SSD storage, as solid-state drives can really improve a website’s speed. Considering the fact that SSD web hosting services are not that expensive, and your website’s speed will be a lot faster, I think it’s a really good option. If it’s necessary, talk to the chat support agent of a given hosting company to make sure that the plan, which you are about to purchase, will meet your requirements and needs. Personally, I prefer the plan I choose to include CDN, SSL certificates, and backups.
Also, make sure that the host supports the PHP version that you need. It’s also recommended to choose a host that provides good technical support. In any case, in order to find a reliable hosting provider, you should choose wisely
 

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I agree with stew4 points. I would also check if the provider has any forum or knowledgebase with instructions, frequently asked questions or tutorials that would help with starting the service.
 
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There are lots of things that should be consider in web hosting because if not your ability to run a successful web hosting will be hindered. So how can you pinpoint the best one?

First, you should consider the space of your disk and bandwidth simply if you are going to put lots of features in your site such as graphics, dozen of pages, and large amount of traffics, the more decent bandwidth and disk space needed.

Second, you should have a security, choosing a web hosting provider without learning about its available security features is a big mistake. Things like firewall, daily backups, and user authentication should all be included.

Lastly, you should have compatibility, always keep this in mind because you might overlook the type of operating systems that are supported to you. You don't want to switch operating systems, so double-check this point before settling for a provider.
 

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It depends of the IT hosting services one needs. Generally speaking it is important to review the web host's network as it has a lot to do with the bandwidth speed and quality of the data transfer. Other than that there are specific things related to any web hosting niche. For example when it comes to Shared Hosting it is important to know what kind of architecture has the web hosts infrastructure - is the service delivered from stand-alone servers or from a Cloud computing infrastructure. When it comes to Virtual Servers, there are many other things to consider, such as virtualization technology the design of the underlying infrastructure and more. The way Support works is always important!
 
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Thank you guys, you really did made it so simple and detailed.
I am glad a good a deeper look in all different factors in here.
Of course, support was one of the biggest things anyone can look for at a beginning.
 
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