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What is Web Hosting?

Setting up your new business can be a fun and exciting task. There’s lots to think about including branding, social media set up, QR codes and web design. In today’s digital era, every business needs a website, and every website needs to be hosted. A ‘web hosting service’ is a type of internet hosting service that allows individuals and organisations to make their website accessible to all online.

Website hosting is the network environment in which website data and files are stored so that it can be found on the internet. In other words, hosting is responsible for ensuring access for the entire public to the virtual address.

How do you choose a web hosting service for your website?

It’s necessary to evaluate the different web hosting services available to you and which one of us what you are looking for considering your objective. The function of the hosting is to keep the website with great performance and activity. Here are some things to consider:

Uptime

It can be frustrating for users to click on website links that do not open. Additionally, if your website has invalid links, Google will give less value in your website SEO. In less tech-y terms, broken websites are not awarded a spot on the first page of Google search. Make sure that the website hosting service you use offers the best quality of availability.

This is called uptime. The closer your website scores to 100%, the better service availability guarantees. Prioritise web hosting services that offer uptime above 99%.

Monthly traffic

Did you know that some websites hold a monthly traffic limit?

This means that after a specific number of visitors access a website, the server will charge an additional fee for additional visitors.

Always question traffic limits to web hosting services!

Available storage

Depending on your website’s business purpose, you will need a certain amount of storage space for the files you add to it. If you need a lot of space, make sure that the web hosting service offers the amount you need.

Security

Make sure that your chosen provider can completely protect its customers, offering constant backups too.

The need for speed

 

The fastest websites are awarded the best SEO score. In less tech-y terms, the faster your website, the higher the chance your website will make it to the first page of Google. Check that the web hosting service you are hiring has a great loading speed. When it comes to website success, know that performance is paramount. You will only have a few seconds to get the audience’s attention before they leave the site and never come back. If the site takes a long time to finish loading, it’s a certainty that users will leave.

Payment methods

 

At Causeway Connect we understand that cost and budgeting is a big factor with startups. When choosing a Web hosting service, understand exactly what type of need you have and look for a plan that balances your needs with your pocket. Our web hosting service starts at just £20.00 per month!

Customer support

 

Be sure to check out how the support of the service you are considering works, and which channels the company offers for you to contact them and ask for help. The providers availability can be the difference between a crisis resolved quickly or your business website being off-line for several hours. Here at Causeway Connect, our specialists operate around the clock to attend to your needs.

Content management system

Here at Causeway Connect, we offer an intuitive content management system. Our easy-to-use platform will be a part of your daily routine when interacting with your website in future.

We are delighted to ensure all the above when providing web hosting service for our clients. For more information on Causeway Connect web hosting services and to receive a free quote for your website,

contact us here.