Web hosting is important and to avoid making a mistake that could cost you a lot, make sure you look for the following:

#1 Reliability, Uptime & Downtime

The first thing you need from your web host is reliability. This is why you have to know the uptime and downtime of the website, which means how long it will be online/up and how long it will be offline.

Downtime is necessary for various reasons and it can be scheduled or it can be unpredictable and unscheduled, with result to causing many problems to you and your business.  To be more specific, when your site is down (either for maintenance or for other unforeseen reasons) visitors will not be able to see it and this could mean loss in sales, engagement and SEO rankings.

Most hosts try to offer 99.9% uptime, so as to provide server maintenance when its necessary and there are some that offer reimbursements for any time that’s over their guaranteed uptime. You can’t really know if a web host’s actual downtime is more than they claim, but you can definitely do some online research to see if the customers are generally satisfied.

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