As a new freelancer, you will have to make sure to have a proper online presence where potential clients can find you and see your portfolio. The first step in doing so is to find a web hosting company that will host your website.
In this article, we will discuss which web hosting company to choose a new freelancer.
7 Points to Consider Before buying hosting for your freelancing site.
Web Hosting or otherwise hosting, allows a user to “upload” his or her Web site and make it accessible to all Internet users.
Choosing the right Web Hosting company is not a simple task and you need to do major research before you end up in the company that will host your website. In the article below, we will present the most important factors that you should consider in order to select the package and the Web Hosting company that suits you best
1) Do not choose based on cost.
The cost is for most people the basic criteria when choosing a Web Hosting Package. But you should be aware that buying a very economic hosting package can be risky.
Think this for a moment.
You own an online freelancing website and every once in awhile your website is offline because it has “dropped” the server. Except that during this time you lose customers, unfortunately, you probably lose them permanently, as they will surely be served by another freelancer they will find online and will not return to yours.
2) Restrictions on the package you choose.
Do you know what your website really needs?
If for example, you want to “build an e-shop, then you certainly must not go after the most economical package a Web Hosting company provides, as it is very likely you will often have downtimes. But if you want to “build” a static freelance presentation website, then definitely the requirements will be much smaller.
3) Is there an easy to use the control panel?
Before deciding which Web Hosting company you choose, make sure that it gives you access to a control panel (Cpanel, Plesk, etc.), which you will use in order to have access to the basic tasks related to your website (e.g. backup, Database creation, and management, etc.).
Most web hosting providers allow you to install a WordPress or Joomla site with the click of a button (literally) through the control panel they provide, so make sure you clarify they offer this feature as well.
4) Technical support.
One of the most important factors of choosing a Web Hosting company is the ability to provide you serious technical support. A serious web hosting company is obliged to provide high-level technical support services twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week via email, telephone, even through a live chat with its specialized employees.
Trust me, you don’t want to end up with a bad customer support web hosting provider.
5) Web Hosting Package change in the future.
Another important factor in choosing a Web Hosting company is the possibility of easily upgrading your package if you find that the needs of your website have changed, as it is very likely your website to evolve, hence receiving more traffic and your current web hosting package will not be enough.
6) Free or trial services and refunds
Finally, we recommend that you investigate whether the Web Hosting Company offers free or trial services or even a refund in case you are probably not satisfied. Do not hesitate to try their services so that you get a personal opinion about them.
7) Payment methods
Whether you live in the US, Europe or Asia, not all web hosting companies accept all available payment methods. For example, you may want to pay your hosting with PayPal or pay your hosting with cryptocurrencies – it’s up to you. You need to make sure that the web hosting provider you choose will accept YOUR preferred payment method.
I hope this article helped you understand better what you can do in order to minimize your risk in choosing your web hosting provider for your newly created freelancing website. If it helped you, we would appreciate if you shared this article as a token of appreciation.