Avoid These Top 5 Hosting Mistakes
Hosting is often an overlooked aspect of a website build and many entrepreneurs don’t even know that inferior hosting can cause serious problems for their website and business.
These are the top 5 hosting mistakes and how to avoid them.
- No Idea Who is Hosting Your Site
We have clients come to use every week who simply have no idea where their site is actually hosted. This can present a series of problems, because if you don’t know where it is being hosted, you don’t know how safe your site is. Does your current host do regular backups? Is your site being stored on the same servers as big pharma, adult sites or gambling sites? Is the server overcapacity? All of these are important questions to consider before selecting a host.
- Slow Load Times
The speed of your website is dramatically affected by the host and we all know that slow loading web pages don’t get opened. People don’t have patience and will simply click on your competitors site. Load times matter and have a great impact on your site connecting with your customers. If your hosting server is full, it can cause the whole site to move slowly and affect the user experience. A bad user experience will create a bad reputation for your company, which isn’t what you want at all.
- No Backups
Do you know how often your server is backed up? Do you know how often your website is backed up? Could you easily access this backup if you needed to? Are some of your website backups done off of the host server, for your ultimate protection? Many business owners don’t have any clue if their site is actually being backed up or how to get to it if they need it. Backups are key to ensuring your site is safe, secure and well maintained.
- Dirty Hosting
Your website’s success is directly linked to the hosting. If the host you are currently with allows big pharma websites, adult sites or gambling sites, these can all be affecting your SEO scores and security measures. The tricky thing is that you don’t know who your neighbours are, their businesses or how they are affecting your rankings. If your host allows anyone on their servers, this can have a negative impact on your SEO and prevent your website from being found by your customers.
- Frequent Outages
You want your company to be reliably accessible. You want people to be able to find you and your business. You want your website to work. But if you are hosting with a company that has frequent outages, that means your site can’t be found. This is a serious problem that often business owners have no idea about because their current host isn’t telling them that the servers are down. Unreliable hosting is a serious problem.
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