With so many options in Hosting Companies out there, how do you know which one is good for what you are trying to do on your website? Well, here are some pointers that may help you and then I will tell you why I ONLY use Host Gator for all my web hosting needs.
1. Great support
Is it easy to get in touch with your hosting company? Having worked with hundreds of different companies because I have done a lot website redesigns over the past several years, I will say that there’s nothing I hate more than having to wait on support for days before I can get a response on something. Your hosting company should have a live chat and a phone number that you can call and never wait more than a few minutes for a response. If your site has thousands of hits and sales per day, you don’t want to be waiting in line before you can get it back online
Is your host reliable? Is the site up 99.9% of the time? There’s no way to know this unless you ask some of their customers but that may prove harder done then said…
Cpanel is the easiest website management tool in the market. It’s one of the oldest and more robust ones as well. If you are not running cpanel you are missing out on a lot of very nice features such as 2 click installation of all the great tools for website management and building out there like WordPress and Joomla, Drupal, BB Forum etc. Don’t get it if it doesn’t offer you Cpanel or something very similar. That’s of course if you don’t need to be on a Windows server which I really don’t recommend.
There are so many companies out there that it makes the choice of getting hosting easy. Just pick the cheapest one right? Wrong. Although Host Gator, my hosting company of choice is pretty cheap. Don’t go for the cheapest plan out there. In the end it may cost you a lot more.
So, that’s it for now. If you like this review, give it a like or save it to your Facebook. We can always use a little boost!
Below the Banner and Your Website Hosting Coupon (boulderseo), there’s a video on how to use CPanel so bookmark this page, go get your account on Host Gator and then come back to learn how to use your new account. Tip: Don’t get the cheapest plan, get the $7 plan because chances are you are going to need to have more than one domain hosted there…
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Here’s a free video on how to use Cpanel to manage your site: