Unfortunately, I'm new to this subject. What should you pay attention to when choosing a hosting? What are the most common mistakes beginners make, and what needs to be done to prevent them? Please share your thoughts or experiences.
The question has been raised many times. Everyone chooses their own criteria, but for me the main criteria for choosing a good hosting is good and, most importantly, fast technical support, reasonable prices, remoteness of the server from the future customer base, the ability to choose software, as well as good DDoS protection (if the price of hosting is low, then this point you can close your eyes).
Hello everyone. I have been using hosting for about 2 years now and when choosing, I always pay attention to the degree of protection against ddos attacks and its popularity (logically, if many people take it, then it will be better than the rest) I hope I helped a little with the choice.
When choosing a virtual hosting, you should pay attention to the following points: technical limits on the database, disk storage limits, RAM and CPU load limits, a limit on the total number of sites, does hosting support the ability to create additional databases without reference to the number of sites
Hosting should not be too cheap.
I am a supporter of averaged solutions and prefer not to rush from one extreme to the other. You want your website to just work fine, right? Or is your task to save as much as possible on it, or vice versa, to make a lot of money?
I am not considering the issue of free hosting right now, because I would not recommend anyone to do a more or less serious project on free hosting. Why are there free hosting services? Due to the fact that they are only partially free.
Yes, you do not pay money, but you pay almost always by the fact that web hosting company will place its advertising and advertising of its partners on your resource, and will position it so that it is as clearly visible as possible.
In general, I'm not going to convince you of anything here, but I just recommend that you purchase your "piece of hard disk" from a quality hosting provider for a reasonable fee.
A daily backup to a separate server should be carried out on web hosting.
A very important point, which I do not advise anyone to neglect. Imagine that due to a hardware failure, or for other extraordinary reasons, a hosting malfunction occurred, and all your files, including the database where the basic information was stored, the main content of your site, have sunk into oblivion.
The situation is not pleasant, especially if the hosting provider's backups were stored on the same disk where the site is located.
So, before purchasing hosting, be sure to specify whether the backup is being made to another server, a hard drive other than the one on which the site itself is located. This can save you a lot of time and nerves in the future in case of unforeseen circumstances related to data loss.
Everyone has their own opinion about the choice of hosting, although most will say the same thing - reliable, stable and not exactly cheap. This is partly true. More advanced users will start throwing terms like: good server response, good technical support, good networking. Those who have tested more than one hosting will begin to declare that the hosting should be chosen based on your needs (why do you need a hosting for $300, where you will keep your own blog?).
My advice is this - first decide what you need hosting for, how many people (traffic) you want to reach, decide what type of hosting you need (dedicated or shared). Record this data and then monitor the prices. And another tip - check that the price was not promotional. Usually in a year the price rises by 100-300%.
For me Uptime and Speed, Support and Price are very important factors when choosing a right web host. Would also prefer a cpanel host. Try narrowing your list of options by looking at the cheapest web host package that can meet your needs at the same time. As for instant server hosting (https://gthost.com/instant-servers/) solutions are offered by GTHost.com provider. Over 17 server locations to choose from.
Try to gather as many reviews about its web hosting services (both positive and negative) and serve these as basis in choosing web host providers.
I think it's worth taking hosting from a well-known hosting provider - it usually meets the minimum requirements. For example, it should be secure (have a high degree of protection), modern (support the latest versions of PHP, for example), have enough space and RAM for your site.
For different package is different, according to what kind of website you want to build, the higher price is not always better, suitable is best.
How many people - so many opinions. The same applies to the selection of good hosting. My choice of hosting is a test in extreme conditions. I mean, it's best to buy hosting with a refund option. During the test itself, it is worth paying attention to the following aspects:
1) Response, ping and site loading speed. First, test the hosting when it is "clean". Check the loading speed of the initial page. If even at rest, the speed is 1.3-1.8 seconds, then you can safely do nudity.
2) The speed of response of technical support. It often happens that you need to solve some issue through technical support (purchase a dedicated package, set up an additional CMS, etc.), but the trouble is - they answer after a day. We pass such candidates.
3). Working with traffic. The most painful aspect of webmasters is the "fall" of hosting, or the inability to gain access. Often this happens when either too many hits are accessed to the hosting, that is, the IP, or their number exceeds a certain threshold. Unscrupulous hosting companies, promising unlimited, set limits of 5-10,000 per day. This is easy to check by contacting a third-party company and ordering a DDoS attack.