When choosing a web host it’s important to understand what each hosting platform is providing as well as a checklist of your own questions or specific requirements. To help you better select a web host for your business website we have put together the Web Stand(ard) web hosting checklist for you:
What are your website goals?
Before selecting your web host, it’s important that you identify what your goals are for your website. Jot down questions that you may have for the host sales team like:
- How much traffic does their host support each month?
- Does your plan support shared or dedicated hosting?
- Do you offer higher bandwidth than your competitors
- What is the typical uptime of the website servers.
- 24/7 support?
What type of website are you creating?
This is an important question to answer as it can help you decide how much bandwidth you may need or any additional services that may be needed.
Are you creating an ecommerce website? If so, you will want to make sure your host provides ecommerce capabilities. If you are going to be hosting your website with wordpress, WooCommerce is a great ecommerce plugin to stand up your online store.
Migrating your website to a new hosting solution?
If you are not looking to build a new website but rather migrate your existing website to a new platform, be sure to check if the host provides migration tools. Many platforms like WPEngine provide migration tools that make the process seamless and easy with very low downtime within the hosting move. Many hosting platforms will do this part for you. Take advantage of it!