Hosting Your First Website

Questions To Ask Your Web Hosting Provider.

Choosing a web host can be a daunting task especially if you are building a website or blog for the first time. However, choosing a web host is not rocket science. The best way to choose a good web host is knowing the questions to ask a web hosting provider. Below are questions you need to ask:

How much experience do you have?
It is always a good idea to choose a web hosting provider that has a long lineage on the web. An experienced company has handled many clients, has dozens of servers and runs a collaborative business with clients.

Always remember that even a college kid can rent a server space and become a hosting reseller. Therefore, it is a good idea to do your research and ensure that you work with a company that has been in the market for some time.

What kind of server-side security do you use?
Look for firewall software, hardwired firewalls, anti-virus protection and anti-spyware on the server side. A reliable host usually has multiple layers of security. This is why you need to ask about security redundancy. Your host’s rep will be proud to explain assuming you are talking to a quality hosting company.

Does your company use green technology?
The web is growing exponentially and will expand from a business novelty to a business necessity in just a few years. With the advent of smart phones, laptops, tablets, and wearable technology devices in the shape of glasses, rings and watches we are now more connected than ever.  This means that more energy consumption, expanded infrastructure and a lot of outdated servers loaded with toxins will end up in our landfills. Green hosting is not some passing fad but the future of hosting.

So, it is a good idea to choose a company that uses clean energy such as wind power to generate energy to turn the servers that host the website. Also look for water cooled servers that use recycled water instead of energy-gobbling blowers to cool off those racks of servers one of which is found where your website resides.