There are many aspects of a website that has the potential to make your blog suffer. Most would assume it’s purely down to the content you upload, but one of the most vital decisions you can make is your choice of website hosting services.
Maintaining a successful blog requires much more than writing some high-quality content. Obviously this helps, but you should always be looking to cover all bases to make sure your website can reach its full potential. A poor choice of web host — often because they’re the cheapest option — could make your blog suffer for a number of reasons. The problem is if you don’t know what signs to look out for, you’ll be unaware that your blog is suffering at all. The longer you leave it, the worse things will get.
Luckily for you, we’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the red flags that are often linked to poor-quality web hosting.
Poor Web Hosting = Slow Loading Times
One of the most common and most frustrating issues with bad web hosting is slow loading times. Think of a time when you’ve visited a website and the initial loading time has been super slow, and the sluggishness has continued as you attempt to navigate between pages. It’s safe to say you won’t be sticking around for long.
A likely reason for this would be too many websites on one server. A top web hosting company is aware of how many sites can be put into a server before the performance is affected, whilst a poor website hosting company will cram too many into each server. This means that the allocated bandwidth is spread too thin and causes performance issues.
If your blog is slow and frustrating to navigate, it will have a significant effect on your site’s traffic, how quickly they stay on your blog (bounce rate) and, most importantly, it will impact your loyal readers and force them to look elsewhere for their blogging needs.
Cyber Security Issues? It Might Be Down To Web Hosting
In an era when digitalisation has revolutionised nearly every industry, cyber security has become a primary concern. If you own a website with insufficient or a complete lack of cyber security, you will be vulnerable to having your site tampered with, to hosting unsavoury websites, and to generally just putting yourself in a nightmare situation.
Web hosting services play a vital role in the maintenance and security of your site. A poor choice of host will provide inadequate protection for your website, as well as others on your server. In this situation, it may not be your website that’s initially interfered with, but if another website in your server is used for spam, it could then attack your blog.
Here at Cyber Host Pro, the security of our customers’ websites is a top priority. Included with all of our website hosting packages are email antivirus and an email spam filter, both of which will work tirelessly in the background to make sure your website isn’t hacked. Also, we carry out daily backups to ensure that your website and all of its data are safe and sound if an incident should occur. All of your hard work and time spent writing content is something that should be protected to the best of your ability.
Bad Web Hosting Can Lead to Unexpected Downtime
Slow loading times and cyber security issues are obviously causes for concern, but despite these problems, your website is still online and accessible to your readers. This isn’t the case if your poor choice of website hosting services leads to unexpected periods of downtime. If your readers are eager to read your new content, it’s likely that they’ll put up with waiting for a few extra seconds for your website to load. But what if they can’t access the website at all? That’s a sure-fire way to diminish your audience’s excitement and loyalty to your blog.
Downtime is often caused by overloaded servers, which tends to be the case when a web hosting company can’t handle the volume of customers they are gaining. There’s also a likelihood that your website can’t handle the amount of traffic or memory it has to use.
In this case, it’s vital to take a look at other website hosting packages and upgrade. Cyber Host Pro has a variety of different hosting plans to make sure we give our customers as much choice as possible in regards to requirements, but also allow them to find something to suit their budget.