4-point checklist to finding a reputable web hosting service
If you aren't tech savvy and don't want to spend weeks learning how to use complex programs to set up and manage your website, you're going to want an out-of-the-box solution that allows you to create a website, set up your email addresses, and back up your website at the click of a button.
When seeking a quality web hosting service in Australia, make sure they offer all of the following.
1. Ability to build and manage websites easily
In 2016, you don't need to spend months or thousands of dollars creating a website. Certain web hosting options, such as our Cloud Hosting, offer the ability to set up a basic website with just a few clicks.
Our Cloud Hosting service has a free website builder that comes with a number of our hosting packages. You simply drag and drop different elements to build your website without having to fiddle with confusing code.
If you cannot afford to hire a web developer for your business, being able to make changes yourself using a really user-friendly interface is a must.
2. 24/7 support
The Internet never sleeps and people use Google all hours of the day to find what they are looking for. Even if your business has traditional opening hours, having website issues may potentially lose you customers.
If you don't know how to troubleshoot common website issues, look for web hosting services who offer 24/7 support to keep your mind at ease. Each of our cPanel Hosting plans comes with 24/7 email and phone support.
3. Email security
With consumers more worried than ever before about what businesses are doing with their data, there's never been a greater reason to keep customer data and communications safe.
Search for web hosting platforms that offer enterprise-level anti-virus and anti-spam systems if you don't use an email solution like Outlook or Google Mail. A fundamental mistake made by business owners is using generic email services for business purposes which can easily be infiltrated or compromised as well as looking very unprofessional.
4. Site backups
It only takes one wrong click to completely wipe your website off the Internet. When disaster strikes, you'll be left to start all over again if you didn't choose a web hosting service that offers site backups.
Unless you have someone in your team who is a tech wizard, it's recommended to choose a web hosting service that offers an easy solution to regularly backup your website and data.
A quality web hosting service should have your back should anything go wrong. Whether you accidently delete an important file and need to restore to an earlier version of your website, or require assistance from tech support about a bug, your web hosting service should be able to help with any problem you have.
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