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Website Hosting: Here’s Why You Should Make Security a Top Priority

4 Reasons Why Poor Website Hosting Could Put Your Business in Danger

Website hosting is a definitive step in taking your website to the next level, but poor web hosting could be bad news for your business.

As a business, it’s a priority to look after your most valuable assets — and in the digital age, one of those assets is your website. Web hosting is an essential step when creating a website for a business, or if you’re a serious blogger using your blog as a source of income. As a vital part of this process, your choice of website hosting and web hosting provider should be an educated decision, not simply opting for the cheapest deal.

Let’s take a look at four reasons why a wrong choice of web hosting could prove to be costly for your business.

Cyber Security

Poor-quality web hosting could land you in a spot of bother when it comes to the security of your site. Then your online business will be extremely vulnerable.

As a business owner, this could have serious repercussions. For example, if your site is down for a while, it will directly affect your income, as well as allow your customers to put their faith in one of your competitors instead.

Pay for What You Need

Before you commit to a web hosting provider, you need to understand exactly what your website will require. Doing a bit of research into the pros and cons of each type of web hosting will go a long way to helping you make up your mind.

Making a decision blindly could leave you with the completely wrong setup for your website’s needs, and you could be paying an extortionate fee for services you have no use for.

If your site is for business, you shouldn’t just be thinking about your current needs, but what your goals are for the future, and therefore what you’ll need further down the line. If your site is only a temporary endeavour, you may want to look into shared hosting, but for long-term plans in which you may need to upgrade, it’s worth looking at what VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting can do for you.

Minimal Support

There will be times when you’ll need to contact your web hosting provider for support, whether it’s an urgent matter that needs immediate action or just general information about website hosting. A high-quality host will provide you with support around the clock by telephone, email and live chat.

This is where you will come unstuck with hosting that doesn’t offer much in the way of support. If your site goes down and you’re unable to get support right away from your web hosting company, you’ll be vulnerable to security issues, as well as a long delay to get your site back online. And if your website is the lifeblood of your business, then it means your company has essentially closed up shop until you can get back online.

Backup, Always Backup

Whether it’s your website or the files on your computer, always backup your data — and while you’re at it, backup your backup. By opting for poor-quality web hosting, you have already made the first steps to put your website and business at risk. You can never be too careful when it comes to the security of your site, so making a backup is crucial.

Without a backup, you could be left with literally nothing if your site is hacked, and your web hosting provider has neither the capability or responsibility to help you out. The days, weeks or years you’ve spent to build a bespoke website could be gone in an instant — which is pretty much as long as it takes to make a backup.

Make sure you test your backup, too. A backup that doesn’t work isn’t really a backup, is it?

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Here at Cyber Host Pro, we not only take pride in providing customers with exceptional web hosting solutions, but as an online-based company we understand the importance of maintaining a secure website. We strive to give customers all the knowledge and support necessary to make their website everything they want and more.

When it comes to business, your website is your baby, and with the right amount of nurturing and care, your site has the potential to make your company a force to be reckoned with in your industry. Website hosting is a vital element when the time comes to create a website, so taking time to choose wisely will pay off. A rushed or uneducated decision could prove to be bad for business.

If you’re interested in website hosting for your own site or have any questions about Cyber Host Pro’s high-quality web hosting services, don’t hesitate to get in touch via 0845 527 9345 or email us here.

About Chris Danks

Chris Danks has written 136 post in this blog.

Chris is a British businessman, Chris started in the hosting business in 2001 at the age of 15. The business was re-branded to Cyber Host Pro in 2003 and has since grown to have thousands of customers around the world who trust Cyber Host Pro to manage their web hosting and servers.

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