How or where you host your website may not seem like it’s all that important to the overall marketing plan of your site, but I guarantee that you’ll only think that until your website or email goes down when it matters most. Over the years I’ve used almost a dozen different web hosts providers. In that time, I’ve found only one or two which were virtually hassle-free, and for that I had to pay some pretty sizeable hosting fees.
Web hosting costs have reduced drastically in the last several years; however, you shouldn’t choose a web host based solely on cost. As inexpensive as it might be month to month, a poor provider can cost you thousands of dollars in lost sales if your site or email goes down or simple fails to function properly on a consistent basis.
When researching various hosting companies, look for quality over cost. You don’t necessarily have to pay an outrageous monthly fee, but you do need to find a host that provides you all the features you need with minimal inconveniences and ongoing problems.