Many people will alter, update and rebrand their website from time to time. Web hosting, on the other hand, is an aspect of a site that isn’t re-evaluated enough, or at all in some cases.
Summertime is an exciting time for any website owner or blogger. Seasonal content, outreach campaigns, or designing your site with bright colours of summer are all ways to embrace the season. While these options are great, the most important mid-year site evaluation you should be focusing on is how it performs technically — and your website hosting plays a vital role in allowing it to do so.
Here are a few reasons why you may need to re-evaluate your web hosting service this summer.
Your Website is Taking Too Long to Load
In an age where technology is smarter, more advanced, looks better and is much faster compared to its predecessors, the modern consumer doesn’t tolerate slow technology. For example, if your website takes longer than one or two seconds to load, you have already lost half the battle. The user will automatically assume the remaining time they spend on your site will be just as slow and an all-round nightmare to navigate — which, for businesses, will affect your bottom line considerably.
Here at Cyber Host Pro, we provide nothing but the best in regards to service and the latest technologies. If your current web hosting provider is falling short and providing a service that has made your site slow, we have ways to speed things up and get you back on track. Not only will this make your site more user-friendly and easier to navigate; it’ll also lower your bounce rate (how long it takes people to leave a site).
Bad Web Hosting = Poor-Quality Cyber Security
A lot of time, effort and creativity go into designing and maintaining a successful website. To have all of this undone by a cyber security breach is infuriating, to say the least. Poor cyber security is a textbook sign of a bad web host and a red flag you should take notice of. This type of host may not have the sufficient tech to provide a safe server environment or employ negligent hosting practices that ultimately put your website in danger.
Our website hosting plans all come equipped with anti-spam and anti-virus software, as well as daily backups. The combination is a one-two punch of defence at its finest. Not only do our customers get the benefits of the more advanced hardware, but they can have the peace of mind knowing that their site is safe, too. In the case of any issues, there will always be backups to save the day.
Customer Service is Inefficient or Inconvenient
If your site is having unexpected issues such as downtime or poor performance, it’s the job of your web hosting provider to establish what the issue is and get it fixed. If your current provider isn’t doing so quickly and efficiently, then it’s time for a change. Failing to do so could see you losing valuable custom, and continue paying for a service that’s really not worth it.
A web hosting company — like many others in the digital age — is based online, meaning that the origin of the business can be anywhere in the world. This can troublesome at times due to different time zones, especially if a company only uses email as a form of communication.
Here at CHP, we have email and live chat functions that allow our customers to contact us in whatever way suits them best, cutting down response times to a minimum. While British-based site owners obviously benefit from a UK provider and services (UK VPS, UK dedicated servers, etc.), we also maintain and satisfy clients from all over the world with an outstanding level of customer service.
If you’re concerned about your current level of cyber security, we can have a security report of your website completed in 48 hours. In the report, we will include what your next steps should be to make your site safer. All you have to do is fill in a contact form.