Congratulations on choosing a hosting provider for yourself. Now, there are some things that you should know about while using the services of your chosen hosting provider. Read through this list o’ 5 to know what those points are.
- Ask friends/family members to check website/blog from their computers/smartphones: Checking your website from several IP addresses (internet connection of people who do not share the same connection as yours) gives you an idea about the publishing of your website/blog on the world wide web. If there are any issues in the publishing of the website, then it is possible that it may show up during this review process;
- Check homepage/blog loading time: If your website’s/blog’s homepage is taking time to load, then that means the bandwith allocation from your hosting provider is set to low limits. This is usually the case with cheap hosting plans or unreliable hosting service providers. Check for this issue and act upon it, because if the load time is long for your webpage, then the visitor might just leave. Longer loading times may also be dependent on several other factors like speed of internet connection of visitor, number of videos/images/ads on the webpage, etc
- Keep constant check of downtime: Your website may be an amazing website, but if your hosting service providers servers are down (for whatever reasons), then no one will be able to visit your website. You do not want that from happening, so keep a constant check of downtime. Usually, reliable hosting service providers voluntarily send downtime notices and apologise for that, and give reasons for the downtime;
- Keep proof of issues: Sometimes, you may see an error while trying to load your website after publishing it. Take screenshots of such situations to present them to your hosting provider. They won’t be able to help you with vague complaints/issues otherwise;
- Keep backup ready: In case of any downtime, publish website backup from another hosting service provider. This usually involves additional expenses (in the form of additional plan fees to the backup hosting provider), but if your website is successful, you won’t mind such expenses to ensure uptime at all times.
Good luck, and thank you for reading!