Any meaningful webpreneur and company looking on to succeed in the current digital-driven era, moving their website to cloud hosting are not optional. The internet arena is becoming more competitive with each dawn. As such, if you have to succeed, you have to ensure that your site is reliable and available to the world audience at their convenient time. As you know, web hosting provider servers‘ location has an impact on your site’s loading speed and accessibility.
One advantage of cloud hosting is that your data does not rely on a single server. By this, it has a positive impact on your website loading speed. Nevertheless, any hosting provider carrying the word cloud does not qualify to be a cloud hosting provider. In this regard, the marketing gimmicks and tricks should not blind you. Here are three critical questions to ask in choosing a cloud host:
What type of customer support do you offer?
Customer service is the backbone of any business. In the internet world, the ease of accessing the provider support in times of need is critical. In this regard, when choosing a cloud web hosting, ask yourself whether the provider is easily accessible or not. Some of the option to consider is whether the provider offers telephone, email, live chats, and social media support services. Also, check whether these services are reliable. Otherwise, your website will be the cornerstone of your business problem if the customer support of your hosting provider is wanting.
Are the cloud services scalable and flexible?
One reason why people go for cloud hosting option is the ease of scalability and flexibility. However, some providers’ promise these services when signing up for their services but they do not provide them in reality. Scalability and flexibility are an essential aspect as they help your business to grow and get more space when your traffic is above your current plan scale. As such, you should check whether the cloud host has an option for additional storage before subscribing to it.
How frequently does the provider face downtime?
For you to maintain a reliable online presence, your site should retain an ultimate uptime. While no technology is perfect and downtime is unavoidable, you should ensure your cloud hosting provider has the lowest frequency of downtime. Hence, if the vendor does not provide their downtime history, you should embark on a personal search before choosing the provider.
With these three questions, you will have a guideline in choosing a reliable and competent cloud hosting provider.
— iCloudHosting (@iCloudHosting) 13 de febrero de 2018
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