The benefits of professional web hosting for businesses
Professional Web hosting allows businesses to benefit from technical support and better web security which are not available with free web hosting services. For companies that need sensitive data to operate, it also provides the confirmation that data backup and restoration features are available and provided for by the professional web hosting company.
A good analogy that can explain the advantages of professional web service is taking your car for service. While most garages can service a car, a professional would know how to optimize the performance of your car and provide a professional solution.
There are many benefits to hosting a website with a professional web hosting company including:
There are many web hosts and the average user would find it difficult to get an unbiased idea of the best place to host their site. Large hosting companies provide a cheap service, but the disadvantage is that the customer is lost in the crowd and no one is actually looking after their particular web site. This leads to poor reliability of service, and many times their servers are easily hacked so the customer ends up paying a great deal in the long run, while benefiting from lower costs in the short-term.
This is something that many newbies to web hosting do not give sufficient importance to. Most of the time things are fine. However, when something has gone wrong, and it definitely will, that is when expert support becomes crucial. Most large web hosting companies hire an overseas team that can only answer specific questions because the are given a frequently asked question and answer sheet. Anything that does not correspond to their Q&A answer sheets is beyond their ability to help with. That is why you will find only cut-and-paste answers to your questions. It is best likened to visiting a doctor when you are seriously ill. When you are fine, you don’t need a doctor, but when you are ill you really want the best doctor you can afford. Why go cheap or with a large company who is more hype than hyper and risk your online business?
3.Control of the data/content
A professional web hosting company gives its clients total access to what they post and what it looks like. This is different from any third-party service that offers web hosting for free. With free services, website owners can not control some aspects of their website. With pro hosting the website owner has no restrictions on the amount of data or the number of web pages that their website can have.
4.Domain and email
Webhosting companies provide their clients with at least one domain name, for use allowing a business or company to build a brand that is unique and permanent. Free webhosting accounts usually require users to use a subdomain that advertises the website of the free service, robbing the brand of much needed identity.
A professionally hosted website allows the owner unrestricted access to design the website and its supporting technologies (such as server to server communication) without restrictions. This allows the owner both graphic design and infrastructure design creativity, and the owner can experiment with different layouts and use different platforms for their business.
With the advent of cloud computing, professional web hosting services allow the users access to more storage space and dynamic bandwidth that is adjustable for growth in traffic – in real time. When using free services, such flexibility is not available and the user only gets a fixed amount of space and bandwidth for their installation.
7. Personalized email
With a private domain name, a website can create personalized emails and email campaigns and use their domain to grow their brand online. Using a personalized/branded email system, businesses can introduce clients to their online business online.
8. SEO Friendly pages
Although many free web hosting services promise to provide SEO services, few provide the same level of progress up search engine result page rankings as many businesses would demand. Having the control over the SEO process is easier for professional web hosting and gives the business the ability and access to keep optimizing its practices over the long run.
The amount of third party integration that some websites may require is not easy or even possible on free web hosting services. Such services such as using an e-commerce platform are easier to install on platforms owned by professional web hosting companies. These companies also offer great technical support 24/7.