7 Factors to Consider While Choosing a Web Hosting Service

Web Hosting

Among the industry of web hosting service, it is hard to find one host that offers the perfect balance between cost and specifications. Before investing in a web host’s services, you should better aware of the features as well as analyze in advance.

There are hundreds of web hosts out there and it can be very confusing to settle for a service provider, especially when you are new to web hosting. In this article, we are going to summarize some highlights of Hong Kong hosting service generally and help you find the most suitable one easily.

Here are seven important factors that you should be aware of when you select a web hosting service.

■ Trustworthy and Secured Data Center

Instead of the configuration, data center is the location securing your data. You should base on the following criteria to determine the best-qualified data center for your hosting other than any miscellaneous data centers.

  1. T3+ or T4-ready data center, approved by Uptime Institute
  2. Certificated to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Service & ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management
  3. Redundant solution in power supply, system support and network connectivity
  4. 99.9% or above guaranteed uptime performance

Make sure you verify their uptime policy if the web hosting providers offer any sort of uptime guarantee. After all, it is critical for you to build a website with 100% uptime when you need it the most.

■ User-friendly Control Panel

A good web host should provide a user-friendly control panel to its clients. Features such as 1-click installer, multi-language availability, the custom-made interface with icon and detailed description can help you manage your websites with ease. cPanel is a well-recognized and popular control panel. It is well integrated with WordPress. Once you have applied for an account, go directly to the WordPress installation process. After 3~5 minutes, you can start using WordPress right away!

■ Right Hosting Package

Shared hosting is the most economy choice for hosting websites. It is highly recommended for newbies and small businesses. When you look for shared hosting plans, you will find that web hosting providers usually offer multiple plans with different number of websites, web space, email address, database, etc. Webmasters should evaluate how much domain you want to host, how much resources your websites require and choose the plans that are best fit with your budget and needs.

When your websites grow and you are no longer satisfy with the performance of shared hosting, you may consider to spend more and switch to dedicated hosting.

■ Network Connectivity

Depending on your business nature, the web hosting company should be able to provide reliable, redundant connectivity and unmetered traffic to your target audience. If your business mainly targeted Mainland China, the direct China route (CT/CN2) would be the best option out of any other international route.  Meanwhile, the network connectivity should also align to their uptime policy to ensure the stability and sustainability of your business.

■ Pricing & Money Back Guarantee

A reputed hosting provider should offer the affordable price among the industry and a money back guarantee. It should help customers get the refund when they are not satisfied with the service. It is the best way to make sure that you can have a worry-free and risk-free hosting service.

■ Customer Service

Many webmasters may not have adequate technical knowledge on web hosting. In order to tackle technical problems and inquiries promptly, a good web host should offer a variety of channels such as live chat, phone call and email with different languages support 24 X 7 around the clock.

■ Room to Grow

Finally, when your business is growing and seeking expansion, you should look for a web hosting provider that enables you to scale up the service package anytime and support your growth perfectly.

At Dataplugs, we offer both web hosting and SSD web hosting plans that:

  • Include cPanel control panel
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Hong Kong Tier 3+ data center, certificated to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013
  • Redundant and resilient connectivity with Premium international route (web hosting) or direct China route (SSD web hosting)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 technical support, CS officers are fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  • Unmetered traffic

If you are not sure which hosting plan is suitable for you, contact us by phone +852 3959 1888 or email sales@dataplugs.com