are the key aspects of a good hosting service?
Firstly, your web hosting must be reliable. Using an old and slow
web server, an intermittant or slow Internet connection or unreliable
power supply will mean that your website isn't always viewable for
people wishing to browse and visit your website. In this day and
age, with high speed communication and fast demand, a website that
is not available for more than a few minutes ends up loosing business
it must be a fast. The Internet connectivity to the web hosting
server must be able to handle all the traffic from the browsing
clients without slowing down the speed at which the user can browse
it. The web hosting server must be fast enough to handle all the
connections at the same time, process all the queries and deliver
them to the client without them realising other people are browsing
at the same time.
there must be a backup solution. The Web Host must have a redundancy
plan to deal with the instances of power outages, web server failure,
power surges, fire, theft, or acts of God. A good web host will
have two or three back-ups of your entire data (website and emails):
one on the same web hosting server but on a different hard drive,
another on a different web server in the same data centre and finally
in a completely different remote location that is on a seperate
power grid and Internet connection.
your web hosting must be secure. Your web host must provide secure
access, using advanced password policies, encryption, firewalls,
intrusion detection and prevention hardware and be alert and responsive
to any unauthorised hacking and sabotage attempts. These layers
of security will ensure that there is no access through an unsecured
route and also prevent other websites hosted on the same web server
compromising the whole system by using easily guessable passwords.