After purchasing a Website name /Domain name the most important thing you need to look for is a “good Web host”. To get a good web hosting service you definitely need some money. Many Website Hosting companies offers Free web hosting and newbies usually get attracted towards them. But should you really go for ” Free Hosting ” for your domain?, NO NO ! if you are serious about domain SEO. Hosting also plays an important role in Search Engine Optimization. If you want to make blogging as your profession ( WordPress, Drupal or Joomla ) or using your site for your business then you should pay attention while purchasing any hosting plan / service.
WHY FREE WEB HOSTING is not GOOD at all ?
Free Web hosting has several defects which some time are very harmful for your site and your online business. Free Hosts offers LOW Security and painful customer support. You will get limited support, service and Limited STORAGE. The company’s which offers free web hosting displays there own ads on your niche, BAD !. You will not get much traffic because of limited resources and server memory.
- LOW DISK SPACE
- Limited Support
- Limited CPU / Server Memory
- Less SEO Optimized
- LOW Security
- Less Monetiztaion and less money making opportunities
- Low on Traffic
- Site loading Time would be more
- LOW performance
Website Hosting Location and Server Latency
The Location of Web Host also matters a lot, especially when you are getting traffic from a specific country. Server Latency is also a matter of concern if you want to make you site more SEO and User friendly. Severer Latency simply means ” the time taken by the server to response “. For eg if you are from India, the Indian for Singapore server location would be the best for you. If you site is targeted to UK or the USA then you should go for best UK or the USA hosting.
Choosing a Good WEB Hosting : WordPress, Joomal, Drupal or HTML
Choosing a good web host for your niche is not a very difficult task. Before purchasing any hosting plan from any web hosting company, we recommend you to read user reviews for that company. WordPress is the most famous blogging platform and widely adopted nowadays. Several Hosting companies offers SEO WordPress Hosting at little more expense. First checkout the pricing and Server Type ( Shared , VPS or Dedicated ). Ask the website hosting company for IP address and then Check / PING the server latency and response time in different countries. You can use Ping Test and Traceroute tool by Piongdom.
Things to look / consider before purchasing Web Hosting
- Functionality, Features and Hardware Specifications
- Server Speed
- Server Latency , Ping test
- Support, Email and via Phone
- FTP acess
- Disk Space
- No of MySQL
- SSL ( secure server )
- EMAIL, Pop3, Auto responder and Mail Forwarding
- Server Uptime guarantee
- Cpanel or any other Control panel, should be easy to use
- Multiple Domain and Subdomain
- Operating System
- Payment Plans : Monthly / Quarterly / Annual
Payment Options / via : Credit card, Debit Card , Visa Card, Check, EFT
Also check for the kind of payment method the company accepts, especially if you are from India. In India if you have credit card only then you can pay Internationally, other wise you have to use Paypal or look for the company which accepts payment in INR RS.
Some Best Hosting Companies in the Industry for WordPress
- Dream Host
- Codero Hosting
- iPage hosting
- TigerTech / TigerTech.net : Tiger Tech hosting plkan starts from $8 it provides Free Domain Name, Whois Privacy, Unlimited Bandwidth 99.9% uptime.
- Web Hosting Hub
Famous Shared / VPS hosting providers
- Hostgator : Hostgator is the most famous shared hosting provider. They offers Hatchling plan, Baby plan and business plan.
- Godaddy : Godaddy also provides VPS and shared hosting but you have to pay extra for Manged hosting plus for Backup. Goddady offers very less features with there hosting. They usually charge for each and every service.
- FATCOW Hosting
- WEBHOSTINGHUB / WEBHOSTING HUB
- iPage Hosting
- SiteGround Hostin
- Codero : Codero provides dedicated servers , VPS and shared hosting at very right price.
- iweb Hosting
- Serverloft Hosting
List of SOME Dedicated Servers Hosting Providers in the World
- SOFTLAYER : Softlayer is the best premium dedicated hosting servers ( Bare Metal Servers ) and VPS provider. It also offers cloud hosting. You can try cloud hosting free for a month. Softlayer is an IBM company.
- RACKSPACE : Rackspace is another very popular Managed VPS, Dedicated and Cloud hosting provider. There are well know for there customer support like SOFTLAYER.
- LiquidWeb : Liquid web servers are very fast. Liquid-web provides Virtual private servers, Shared hosting and Managed Dedicated servers.
- Inmotionhosting : inmotionhosting is our favorite hosting provider when it comes to price and performance. Inmotion-hosting offers VPS, Dedicated servers and Shared hosting at affordable prices. There customers are served with high performance hosting and support.
- BlueHost : BlueHost is another popular Managed hosting provider. Bluehost provides some stunning features like CDN even in shared hosting. Like others Bluehost also provides Dedcated website hosting, Virtual private servers and shared servers.
- Dream Hosting : Dream Host is highly recommended by WordPress. Dream Host runs more than 600,000 websites globally. Dream, host proved VPS servers at reliable prices and also offers Dedicated and shared hosting.
SEO and Hosting
Hosting plays an important role in site SEO. If you choose a good Webhost then the server latency, ping time and response time would be less, which is highly liked by all major Search engines including Google , Bing, yandex , Aol and Yahoo.
We hope this article helps you a lot while choosing the best web host for your Niche / Domain.