Make the Best Web Hosting Decisions when Starting Your Business

After you have an established online business or expanded to the online world for your brick-and-mortar business, you may eventually look at major web hosting changes such as using a dedicated server. While this is a decision you may have to make in the future, most starting businesses should not look into investing this much time, effort, and money into web hosting until you are producing enough results.

Start Small and Then Expand

It is ideal to smart small, even when you have big aspirations, and this is because with web hosting, you can make adjustments quickly to accommodate new and heavy demands. If you decide to start spending a lot of money on hosting in the beginning, you simply make it harder for you to succeed because it will only require more money to profit and reinvest the money for growth and success.

Keep Up with Statistics

In order to avoid getting caught off-guard and not having the bandwidth you need to accommodate your visitors, you need to look at the statistics on a consistent basis. It should be easy to find out how close you are to reaching your maximum bandwidth per month, and you can use this information to determine when you should upgrade to an entirely different hosting plan or simply acquire more bandwidth.

Pick the Right Provider Initially

Avoiding major problems is an important step to having a smooth business start, so you should work on picking the right web hosting provider initially, as opposed to making changes in the future. A high quality web hosting provider is one that is able to supply 24/7 support, which will allow you to get professional assistance for any problems you may experience at any time or day or night.

It is also crucial to pay attention to uptime percentages, and this is because you should accept nothing less than 99.9% uptime as you want your website live at all times.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about web hosting for your business.

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Jess Coburn

It's Jess's responsibility as CEO and Founder of Applied Innovations to set the direction of Applied Innovations services to ensure that as a company we're consistently meeting the needs of our customers to help drive their success. In his spare time, Jess enjoys many of the things that made him a geek to begin with. That includes sexy new hardware, learning new technology and even a videogame or two! When you can’t find him at the office (which admittedly is rare), you’ll likely find him at the grill or in front of his smoker getting ready for some lip-smacking ribs to enjoy with his wife and two kids.