There are a variety of hosting companies you can choose to host your website and most of them offer quality services and you might be wondering which one to choose from as all have a lot to offer. They all in business and competing for the same clients, so a shrewd upcoming blogger you have to take your time to choose the best one for your blogging. There are a lot of hosting companies from Go Daddy, Tremhost, Free Web Hosting, Host Gator, Creative Yadley and many more.
Quality Customer Service
This is of paramount importance and can be seen from the moment you enquire for their services either on their Chabot, website, email, WhatsApp, phone etc. you can already tell if this company or service provider is worthy doing business with. Choose a hosting company with excellent customer service.
Check on their website for people they have done business with and if there are any client testimonies then read them and see if they are really worth it. The best client’s testimonies might be found in the streets, in your circles, groups etc. and even on social media. Take time to really survey on this.
You need to choose a company that support a wide range of payment platforms and most of international hosting companies support international payment platforms, like Skrill, MasterCard, PayPal and many others. Sometimes you notice that paying using these platforms, you will need to have forex in your accounts and sometimes it’s not easily accessible to many. This is when you have to go for local hosing companies that can accept your local currency and payment platforms e.g. Tremhost and Creative Yadley in Zimbabwe.
Sometimes blogging might not be quickly rewarding, hence there is need to be cost-effective, so why go for something expensive when there is always something cheap in store. Don’t let the price compromise quality but you need to diligently weigh on the two. In Zimbabwe, we have Free Web Hosting offering free hosting and you can still buy a domain at a very low of of ZW$29.95/yr. making it one of the cheapest service provider in the country. This would be ideal for most bloggers considering the specs of their package.
Some Technical Aspects to Consider
This makes your website to be always up on their servers and making sure its online most of the time.
Defined as the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path, characterized as network bandwidth, data bandwidth or digital bandwidth. It includes the amount of data that can be transferred from the server to the other locations of the internet.This has to be enough to accommodate the traffic volumes coming to your site. You need to consider a package that will suite your Bandwidth’s needs.
Defines the amount of disk space used by the entire domain and it includes amount of disk space taken up by webpages, mail accounts and other domain data. You need to have adequate space depending on your blog.