10 Ways Big Data Helps With Selecting The Perfect Web Hosting

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Big data is essential to the modern website management field. There are a number of great ways to use big data to create stellar websites.

Most of these topics focus on the benefits of using big data to create better aesthetics and front-end designs. However, there are a lot of benefits to choosing the right web hosting provider, which is also affected by big data.

Using Big Data to Choose the Perfect Hosting Provider

Choosing a hosting option for your website involves a series of carefully planned decisions, which are all directed to secure the constant presence of a website in the online world. Here are some facts to consider before deciding where to place your website. The days when it was optional whether to build a website for your business or no are gone. In fact, many brands, small or large, today can’t afford even a few minutes of unavailability of the website because their clients won’t be able to order, inform themselves, contact them, etc. This means that you need to pay huge attention when choosing a hosting provider.

Big data has made it easier for them to ensure they have the best uptime. They also use big data to research their options and find a hosting provider that offers the service and support that they need.

However, this is usually harder to do than saying because today you have providers who keep their servers in their room or garage, but also far-reaching companies, with dozens of employees, who are ready to invest a lot of money in good hosting for their website. Prices and services vary from provider to provider. How do you know whether to spend 10 euros or 100 euros a year on web hosting? Here are some tips to pick hosting providers that most business owners and experts in the field stick with.

Professional and Reachable Support

First of all, ask yourself what kind of support do you need. The worst that can happen is that your website goes down or emails don’t work. No one can guarantee that your website won’t face a deadlock but when it happens, it’s very important to have the support that will resolve the issue immediately.

One of the deadlocks may occur if your content is against copyright law, officially called DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). There are some hosting providers that give DMCA ignored hosting possibilities, the ones that I find reliable are here by the link. They are all covered by a special kind of hosting – DMCA Ignored Hosting. The problem happens when you unintentionally publish multimedia content on a website, or some of your visitors do it in the comments section. That’s against DMCA. Then you’ll need web hosting that can protect you from infringement notices. Be aware that some DMCA ignored hosts will be less sympathetic to your cause than the others.

Generally, no matter the content on a website, you need to find hosting providers with very professional and reachable support, preferable the ones that speak your language and who can solve your problem right away.

Find the Best Place for Your Domains

Find out if you can easily “park” all of the domains of your brand at the hosting provider you’ve chosen. This is very important. Many companies purchase .com, .net, or .org domains of their brand, as well as domains with a similar product name. That’s highly recommended because it can protect you from unscrupulous competitors, who aim to buy domains with the name of your company and sell them at a high price, empty-handed. The brand management team should put all those domains under their control panel so they don’t lose a single visitor.

Proper Backup

One very important thing to look for is that your web hosting provider performs the proper backup. You may accidentally delete the entire website or it can be a victim of a hacking attack. You can then contact your hosting provider and ask them to restore your website from the backup.

The hosting provider will provide you with some of the following options. You can choose which date you want to back up from. You can also choose whether you want a complete backup or just backup some parts of your website. In any of the cases, it will restore your website as if nothing had happened. Find out what your hosting provider’s procedures are in the case of a “disaster”. It’s even advisable to backup already existing backups to a geographically remote server location.

Good Uptime Reputation

The last thing you want your visitors to see when accessing a website is the blank home page, or to see the error message such as ‘500 Internal Server Error’.  You need to lease hosting with a provider that has a good uptime reputation.

Your website may not be visible if your hosting provider has frequent server interruptions. Find a hosting provider with 99% availability to make sure your website is visible. Note that 100% uptime is impossible and if you bump into a provider that offers it, skip it. You’ll only end up disappointed the first time you see your website crashed.

Flexibility

With some hosting providers, it can be quite difficult to make certain changes to your account. If you find out that any of the providers don’t allow it, avoid them. Your hosting provider must give you full access to your account before you can add email addresses, make changes to your configuration environment, and similar.

The most important thing is to have unhindered access to your email whatever error occurs, which means that it’s important to have an online email access solution so that you can check your email at any time. Most providers come up with this service but beware of those who don’t.

WordPress

Today, it’s very important to have your own blog, especially if you’re a large company, with plugins to share it across social networks. You may not need it at first, but later you will definitely make blogs, so make sure your hosting provider meets the minimum technical requirements for the smooth running of a WordPress – the leading blogging platform. Today, many businesses use WordPress as their main website, not just for blogging, but there are still hosting providers that don’t support this platform.

Shared Hosting or Not

One way to save money when hosting your website is to place it on a so-called shared hosting. This means that your website shares server resources with dozens, if not hundreds, of other websites. This type of hosting won’t cost you much for a year. The problem occurs when one of those websites hosted on the same server encounters a problem, which can affect all websites hosted on that server.

Having a very fast response website is very important, so that your visitors don’t become impatient and leave it and that Google doesn’t penalize your website by removing it from search results due to the slow opening of the page. If the responsiveness of your website is important to you (and it definitely should be), consider leasing a VPS server, which is a little more complicated to maintain and more expensive than shared hosting but you’ll get a much better-quality web server and better performance.

Additional Expenses

Even if the price charged by your hosting provider is suitable for you, you need to know what you are paying. Hosting providers often “lure” customers at a low starting price and they later charge for each additional service such as creating an email address. Then, you may want to add another SQL database or a blog – and again, you’ll get an invoice from a provider.

The Sudden Increase in Traffic

Although your company is initially small, consider that your business and your website will grow over time, so you need a hosting provider that will be able to measure up that growth. In other words, you need to check with your hosting provider how they support peak numbers of visitors, that is, if they will ensure enough bandwidth for the sudden increase in traffic. Also, make sure your hosting provider doesn’t charge you additionally for any increase in a visit to your website.

Migration

Even if you like everything about your new hosting provider, read the small letters in the contract and understand what your obligations are to the provider. Always consider what the options for migrating to another provider are, as well as transferring domains to another registrar. A provider that’s confident in its service won’t make this process difficult for you.

Big Data Has Made Choosing the Right Website Hosting Easier than Ever

Big data is essential for researching many options. Website hosting is no exception.

Ryan Kh
Ryan Kh is an experienced blogger, digital content & social marketer. Founder of Catalyst For Business and contributor to search giants like Yahoo Finance, MSN. He is passionate about covering topics like big data, business intelligence, startups & entrepreneurship. Email: ryankh14@icloud.com