Did you know most people will first search up your business online before deciding to buy from you or use your services? This means your website is quite literally your first impression. A bad website will drive away heaps of potential customers. Recent events have shown how important it is for businesses to adapt and have an online presence. Read on to find out why you need web hosting and what to look for when choosing a hosting provider.
What is web hosting?
A web hosting service is the process of storing your website files online. A web hosting provider is a business that provides the services and technology necessary to keep a website online. Storing your web files on a server (a type of computer). They can then be accessed and delivered to visitors through their browser when they enter your websites domain in the address bar.
Security should always be at the forefront of your mind. With spikes in Cybercrime you can bet most users will pay attention to how secure your site is. This is especially important if you want to set up an ecommerce site. When visitors to your site don’t feel secure, they will not make the purchase and turn into customers. Therefore make sure you look for hosting providers that offer secure IP addresses that enable HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). HTTPS encrypts all information going through your site. Which protects your visitors’ information from leaking to malicious parties.
Backups are one of the best way you can protect yourself from data loss and hacks. Otherwise you can find yourself at a big loss if you neglect this aspect of hosting. You should always look for a hosting provider that can guarantee frequent backups. Then you can restore your website with ease in the event it goes down.
High quality support is crucial. You shouldn’t need to deal with support often. However, when things do go wrong you will most certainly thank yourself for going with a provider that has a track record of excellent support services. For this reason we highly recommend looking for providers offering Managed Hosting. This means your provider deals with everything in relation to hosting your website.
Your online presence is important!
Your online presence is very important. Now more than ever and it will only continue playing an increasingly important role in running your business.
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