Does it matter where your server is hosted?

Yes, it does. But why?;

 

Choosing a sub-satisfactory hosting provider could result in issues for you and your customers, such as slow speeds, technical glitches and even security problems. 

Whilst everything may seem to work fine at first, eventually, complications could arise. 

 

Reliability

 

Not all hosting providers are equal, and for small businesses, it may be tempting to pick the cheapest option available. More often than not, this will be a shared server, meaning your website will have to share resources with others, which may affect your website. This could lead to outages, which is bad for your business, and for your clients.

 

Slow Speeds

 

If on a shared server and your host doesn’t manage their server load properly or not at all, this will be detrimental to your website load speed, and may impact your SEO (https://mailchimp.com/marketing-glossary/seo/), as slower sites are penalised and may not appear as readily when searched for, meaning less traffic for your website and fewer potential customers.

 

Scalability

 

An important factor to look for when choosing a hosting provider is scalability. This means that with company growth and more website traffic, you will need more resources to be able to handle the extra visitors without compromising website performance. This also removes the hassle of having to swap to another company that can offer more resources after your site is already set up.

 

Customer Support

 

Nobody likes being bounced around on the phone, so looking for a provider with fast, responsive customer support is critical, and can save you hours in the long term. 

A good support team is imperative for any website owner, so that any issues that may arise can be dealt with quickly and without inconvenience.

 

To summarise: Always research the company you intend to host with, whilst it may seem an unmissable deal, keep in mind that hosting is largely a “get what you pay for” sort of deal. Be sure to check customer reviews of the company (Here’s ours: https://www.reviews.co.uk/company-reviews/store/datacentreplus-co-uk) and make sure that it’s suitable for you.

 

Our servers are located in our ISO27001 certified data centre in Manchester, if you want to know more about our services please don’t hesitate to get in touch: 0161 464 6101 or hello@datacentreplus.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

 

Head to our website to find out more: https://www.datacentreplus.co.uk/

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