What to Look For In Your Website’s Hosting Platform

Published on July 11, 2022

A good business is backed up by a solid business plan. A strong non-profit is built on a heartfelt mission and purpose. Even your house is built on an unshakeable foundation.

That’s the best way to understand the importance of a strong Web Hosting Platform. Without the right foundation in place, your website is built to fail. Let’s talk about what you need to look for in a hosting platform!

What is Web Hosting?

A web host is what makes a website available on the World Wide Web. Web hosting services provide secure data storage to website owners so they are assured their online visitors will always have fast, reliable access to their corner of the Internet.

What Makes a Good Web Hosting Platform?

A good web host is FAST.
When your site goes down, you lose traffic, customers, and sales. Find out the uptime vs. downtime of your chosen web host. A good host will keep your site fully functional 99.9%+ of the time.

A good web host is SECURE.
Your data is the lifeblood of your website. Your web host needs to provide protections to secure your data and prevent DDoS (Denial of Service Attacks) as well as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption to ensure safe browsing for your users. Part of this security includes providing backups and disaster recovery services. If something happens to your website, your web host should have a complete backup in place.

A good web host is RESPONSIVE.
What happens if your site goes down? Heavy traffic and unexpected issues can cause downtime – but if you have a reliable web host, your needs will be immediately addressed. A great web host can troubleshoot issues and efficiently get your site back online with short downtimes.

A good web host is FLEXIBLE.
Just like no two businesses, non-profits, or houses are exactly alike – your website and the needs of your online space are completely unique to YOU. That’s why your web host also needs to be flexible to your needs, scaling up or down the level of services as necessary.

Are you ready to choose a web host that checks all these boxes? We’d like to humbly throw our hat in the ring! Our safe, reliable web hosting services feature nationwide data centers, flexible packages – and yes, every feature listed above. Learn more about what we can do for you in terms of web hosting, right here!