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It doesn't matter whether you create a site for work, hobby or for personal use the website should be available 24 hours a day. The only way it's going to happen is when you choose a good web hosting company. If you pick a bad one, well good luck then.

If you're considering a new provider it is important to be aware of what you should look for. Before we dive into the important stuff we'll discuss the negatives of choosing a poor (and usually expensive) provider.

The disadvantages of having bad web hosting:

The loss of revenue and the audience:

If your website is not working and you're running a business then you will be losing potential clients. People will think your company is not trustworthy if your website is down all the time. When your site is about your passion, then you have made it accessible to people who want to visit your site and view what you're doing. You'll probably want to develop an audience, but that's unlikely to happen if the website they'd like to go online isn't there.

A negative impact on your rank:

Your goal with a website usually is to attract a lot of people. Your goal is to be higher in search results. If your website isn't functioning when search engines try to access it, then your ranking will be negatively affected. The slow loading of websites can also impact your rank. It's not a pleasant experience for visitors to sit and wait for pages to load. This is especially true when they're surfing on the internet.

Security breaches, attacks and

Websites are constantly attacked by those who wish to steal information, scam or just do damage. It's not possible for a site to be secure, but an experienced host can make it much more difficult for hackers to access and keep your data safe. It is not a good idea to lose all your information or the trust of your customers and visitors.

We've now covered a few disadvantages of a bad host let's get to the next subject, how to choose a good web hosting provider.

Choosing the right service:

Before you continue reading, you must first know that there are lots of different types of hosting. Like VPS, dedicated and Managed web hosting.

The most important factor when choosing a reliable provider is customer service. You may have a good host, but if there's an issue and they're not responding then what are you going to do? The majority of hosts offer 24/7 support, but that doesn't say you'll get immediate assistance. Make sure you do your own research.

The time record for up-time would be in second. As I've previously mentioned it's a crucial. It's difficult to ensure an uptime of 100. But, I'd select a service that offers at least 95% or 99%.

However, the price is a factor Many companies aren't expensive. They're not very reliable. The majority of the time, you pay for what you get, so it is better to choose an web hosting provider that is a bit more expensive.

When choosing a website the final thing I consider is its ability to be improved. Your website must be able to handle increasing visitors. Having a good amount of ram, hard drive space can be a boon.