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The Web expands every day, so do your choices. How do you find a Web host meet your business needs? There are many providers, each one with a different focus services designed a specific segment market. As you study your options, you might consider following factors:
Is company's core business devoted Web Hosting?
OUR FOCUS Web hosting, so your site will benefit from our full attention expertise. Choose a provider focuses Web hosting.
For small, personal Web sites, choosing an ISP (Internet Service provider) provide both Web access hosting could make sense - one call one bill cover all your Internet needs. But network access hosting services require very different technical expertise. While majority an ISP's technical support personnel are trained sort out access problems maintain banks modems, a host's technicians focus ensuring your site will operate efficiently be available customers without interruption.
Because an ISP's core business Internet access, those who choose an ISP hosting often find their sites don't receive attention technical support they need. If your site an integral part your business strategy, choosing a Web hosting specialist ensures your site will receive support services critical its success.
Can company support current future needs your Web business?
WE HOST a wide range business Ecommerce sites, from small sites complex high-performance dedicated server solutions. Our services are designed support growth
of your Web business - we can take you far you want go. Choose a Web host with services designed to
accommodate your site's growth.
How far can your Web host take you? The success a well-designed site hosted by an expert provider might
surprise you, so it's a good idea choose a company can support growth your business. If you need upgrade, integrate complex applications, or move a dedicated server, you don't want be limited by scope your provider.
You'll find each hosting company focuses a specific segment Web market. Some design their services personal Web sites small businesses, others concentrate high-performance Ecommerce sites, many offer a variety mid-range services.
It's a good idea ask hosting companies domain names a few representative sites. You'll get a feel size complexity sites company supports (and you'll be able check speed their network connections at same time).
Does company offer exceptional customer care?
WE PROVIDE best customer care industry. Engineers monitor maintain your site 24 hours every day, automatically fix any problems might affect your site's
performance. Choose a provider focuses customer care.
The company you choose should offer round-the-clock technical support - Make sure your hosting company staffs its data center round clock
Browse through host's automated on-line services make sure they're user-friendly useful, check that telephone support numbers Email addresses are easily available.
Ask some questions make sure representative can speak your needs your level expertise.
Does company offer redundant T3 or OC3 lines linked a high-speed Internet backbone?
OUR NETWORK features redundant T3 lines permanently linked a triple-redundant national backbone. No one offers faster or more reliable service. Choose a provider with fastest possible Internet connections.
Web hosting companies connect Internet through T1, T3, and, less frequently, OC (Optical Carrier) lines. T1 T3 lines, two fastest network connections available today, offer data transfer rates of 1.5 43 Mbps (megabits per second), respectively.
The best hosting companies use redundant T3 lines ensure that customers' sites remain responsive even if their primary Internet connections are temporarily unavailable. It's a good idea determine which providers offer backup connections fast enough maintain your site's performance event a primary line failure.
In addition offering fastest network connections, a host should provision its lines circuits use less than 50% available bandwidth. Overburdened network connections will inevitably result poor site performance - fact, a lightly used T1 line will transfer data faster than an overused T3 connection. Be sure ask hosting companies about network capacity utilization make sure that your site will benefit from fast network connections they've advertised.
Does company offer multiple platforms state-of-the-art equipment?
WE HOST sites all most popular platforms, are constantly upgrading maintain state-of-the-art technology. Choose a Web host with powerful servers, multiple platforms, resources keep pace with rapidly improving technology.
Although it's possible host a Web site CPU an average personal computer, responsive Web sites require high-speed SCSI disk drives, error-correcting RAM, most powerful microprocessors available. Reliable providers host their sites equipment built withstand constant bombardment Web traffic.
In addition, host's engineers should be skilled managing their servers' operating systems (for example, NT or Unix). In early days Internet activity, most servers operated a Unix platform, an extremely powerful flexible system that requires considerable technical expertise. Unix still popular ever, but today you have a choice: Microsoft's Windows NT Unix variations such Linux, Sun Microsystem's Solaris, Silicon Graphics'
Irix, Berkeley's BSD. As your site grows size complexity, all likelihood you'll decide that a particular platform desirable. It's best anticipate this contingency choose a Web host that offers multiple platforms backs them up with technical expertise.
Does company offer a secure Web hosting environment?
OUR SERVERS are well protected, both physically digitally. Our advanced firewall system keeps intruders out our network; our switches are configured prevent data snooping; we monitor site security 24 hours a day. Choose a provider with firewalls other security measures protect your Web site Email accounts from unwanted disruptions hacking.
It takes many layers Internet security, from password protection firewall barriers, prevent determined hackers from wreaking havoc with your Web data. Most hosting companies offer some assurance that their network software are protected from unwanted intrusions such spamming hijacking. Make sure hosting company you choose has enough security measures place ensure that your data completely protected.
Does company offer a variety Web hosting plans, will customize them meet your needs?
OUR FLEXIBLE OPTIONS can be tailored needs your site. As your business grows, you can upgrade or move seamlessly one our dedicated servers. Choose a provider with flexible hosting options, so you pay exactly what you need.
Most Web hosting companies offer a structure business packages with increasing amounts storage bandwidth (data transfer) linked a hierarchy products services. Some hosts build flexibility into their plans, while others are less willing modify their services suit individual business requirements.
In addition, small companies often can't support complex applications or accommodate unexpected growth. Make sure company you choose has resources flexibility support changing needs your site.
Does company guarantee at least 99% uptime?
WE CAN DO EVEN BETTER: we're so confident our experienced engineers state-of-the-art equipment that we guarantee at least 99.5% uptime. Choose a provider offering a guarantee that your Web site will be open business at least 99% time.
Excellent Web hosting providers can offer this guarantee because they've invested best automatic monitoring equipment; hired experienced engineers who can anticipate problems emergencies; installed redundant back-up systems take over moment anything goes wrong.
If a Web host guarantees only 95% uptime, keep mind that this translates into 8 hours down time per week: equivalent a "closed" sign door your 24-hour business.
Does company have redundant back-up systems multiple network connections keep your Web site running event an emergency?
WE HAVE diesel generators that can operate our servers 7 days independently; off-site tape storage; redundant servers; links at least three network providers - all make sure that your site will remain available through every crisis short an Extinction Level Event (ELE). Choose a provider with multiple back-up systems place.
No matter how excellent equipment, no matter how expert engineers, technology fails occasionally. A Web host with multiple routers switches, secondary servers, UPS systems with back-up generators can provide consistent, high-speed access guarantee at least 99% uptime.
Web hosting companies, unlike Internet Service Providers (ISPs), have high-speed lines connected more than one Internet "backbone" provider. This crucial reliable Web site performance, since network service can be compromised by technical glitches unexpected surges traffic. A redundant network design allows a Web host direct traffic away from Internet "hotspots" along fastest routes - your site remains available even if one network's service interrupted.
Does company have adequate resources support an expanding customer base?
WE'RE CONSTANTLY UPGRADING our equipment network connections so that our resources will continue exceed our customers' needs by a comfortable margin. Our goal set standard performance Web hosting industry. Choose a provider with adequate server space bandwidth accommodate customer growth.
The Web expanding every day, you can count fact that your provider's customer base will increase significantly - soon. Make sure that company you choose has resources accommodate this growth (adequate servers bandwidth) or wherewithal buy more need arises. A poor ratio resources customers means increased downtime slower site access, even if host advertises state-of-the-art servers high-speed network connections.
Does company offer competitive pricing?
WE OFFER most reliable and affordable Web presence solutions Internet. Choose a provider offering prices commensurate with range and quality its services.
You've probably seen Web hosting advertisements that offer massive amounts data storage only $9.95 a month. Caveat emptor! You get what you pay for. Data storage cheap and easy supply - it's much more difficult provide customers with uninterrupted high-speed access, quality customer care, technical expertise, and guaranteed uptime. Make sure you know exactly what you need, and what you're getting, before you jump at a bargain. For a few extra dollars a month, your Web site can perform with best.