According to the results of a recent research, many small businesses experience issues with their web hosting companies but they still do not do anything about it. Lose of connectivity, frequent downtime or a security breach can wreak havoc with your businesses. Despite such unsatisfactory service many businesses are reluctant to change their hosting providers and show an unprofessional approach towards their business.
Many companies and business owners are unaware about their hosting providers and don’t have valid reason for choosing their existing web hosts. Various companies choose their hosting providers based on their web designer’s recommendations which are not good most of the times. Still hardly any company takes any measures to do something about it or switch to another web hosting company.
Usually companies cite various reasons for not being able to change their hosting company such as risk of data loss, cost involved or downtime in migration. Thus, even if any company wishes to switch to another host it is unable to do so.
Almost all the companies consider security to be an important parameter in evaluating a web host followed by cost and efficient customer service but when it comes to actually choosing a web host more importance is given to cost of service and other factors are neglected resulting in companies sacrificing security. This results in unsatisfactory performance of your website which reflects badly on your business and corporate image leading to declining sales figures. A company’s web presence is an essential part of its marketing mix and it needs to be given due consideration.
It is essential that businesses shortlist the services that they feel are required for their website and make sure their hosting provider offers these. If you need additional services than just a simple hosting for your site then you need to be ready to pay a little more. A cheap host won’t give you much benefit.
Therefore, before choosing a UK Web Hosting company it is important that you ask about the services they offer and what you’ll be charged for it. If you are provided phone-support, live chat and highly secured environment then you should be prepared to pay some extra fees for it but this will make you sure of the quality of service you’ll be getting. And by having a quality hosting you would save more in terms of less outages and downtime and also earn more as your website would be always up and running.