|kaliskamaaria (kaliskamaaria) wrote,|
@ 2012-09-19 14:02:00
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Check If Your Web Host Is Working As Per The Web Hosting Plan
In the tech-savvy business environment of the 21st century, the worst thing you can do to your business is not presenting it on the online platform. Irrespective of the type of product or service you are offering to the customers, you need to have an online presence in order to stay ahead of the market. Very few businesses are of the exception that might not require a website and are run on the mouth publicity.
Now depending upon the type of and traffic on your website, you will need a web hosting plan to make your website reachable on the World Wide Web. There are different web hosting plans that a client can choose from. The concern I am taking up in this article is whether the selected web hosting plan is being properly followed and executed by the web host or not. Whether he is actually offering you the services and features mentioned in your hosting plan.
Every other web host on the planet claims to offer the best possible web hosting services – hardware, configuration, support, etc. The customer’s gets confused over which web host he should be choosing for his website. You will find both the budgeted as well as expensive hosting plans being offered. You have to decide which one to choose.
So you have researched well, have gone through hundreds of offers and have finally shortlisted the one with which you would be doing business with. But the matter of fact is that any amount of research can’t guarantee you 100% follow-up of the claims that the web hosts make. You can actually know about the reliability and effectiveness of the web host only once you place the order. And there are chances that you might get disappointed later on. The best case scenario would be the mouth publicity, testimonials by the existing clients.
I would like to discuss some common areas in the hosting plan that might be are not in direct control of the web host. Here, you will get to learn some of the hard core truths about the hosting industry and why is it important to retain complete control over your website server.
Who owns your web hosting facilities?
All types of shared web hosting, be it VPS hosting or dedicated hosting or some other, is done with the help of a hardware server which is placed in a state-of-the-art data center. The features of the data center have a direct relation to the safety of your critical data along with other services like uptime of your website, stability of the hosting service and so on.
Now it is very expensive to run a completely private data center. So it is generally shared by various web hosts. And in case it is owned solely by the hosting service provider, the cost will be passed on to the client. And if they are not, the cost incurred in managing the facility reduces the commitment to other important aspects, for say Customer Support. However, not having a personal private data center is not a major problem as the web hosts can be in-charge of the separate cages being allotted to them. They will be having full control over the equipment that will be used to power the websites of their customers.
Quality of Technical Support
These days, most of the web hosts outsource the technical support and customer care services to third parties and lose control over the direct functioning of the web hosting plan. Inclusion of the external service providers by your web host can have an adverse impact on the quality of your tech support.
The customer should be alert to the 24/7/365 technical and customer support claims by the web hosts and enquire as to who will be actually responsible for it – the web host or the third party.
You and your Web Host should have the full control
Along with the web hosting company, you should also be given the control over the data center, software, hardware and support. This way, you’ll be able to monitor the functioning and operation of your entire web hosting plan.
For more such information on web hosting service, you can consult with an expert and experienced web host around your location. One could be magento hosting.