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When it comes to building a website, one of the most important decisions that you’ll make is choosing a good web hosting company. They will provide the infrastructure and support necessary to keep your website accessible to visitors online. These are the elements that you’ll need to consider:

Reliability and uptime: You want a web hosting company that can guarantee a high level of uptime, or the amount of time your website is accessible online. Ideally, you want a company that can offer 99.9% uptime or better. Look for a company that has a good reputation for reliability, and that can quickly resolve any issues that might arise.

Speed and performance: A good web hosting company should be able to deliver fast loading times for your website. Slow loading times can be frustrating for visitors and can negatively impact your search engine rankings. Make sure the hosting company you choose has fast servers and provides optimisation features to speed up your site.

Scalability and flexibility: Your website needs may change over time, so it’s important to choose a hosting company that can accommodate your needs as your business grows. Look for a company that offers scalable solutions, so you can easily upgrade your hosting plan as your traffic increases.

Security: Your website and its data should be protected from hackers and other online threats. A good web hosting company will provide robust security features, such as firewalls, malware scanning and DDoS protection. Make sure the hosting company you choose takes security seriously and can provide the necessary protection for your site.

Support: No matter how reliable a hosting company is, there will be times when you need help. Make sure the company you choose offers good customer support, preferably with 24/7 availability. Look for companies that offer multiple support channels, such as phone, email and chat.

Price and value: Of course, price is always a consideration when choosing a web hosting company. But it’s important to also consider the value you’ll get for your money. Look for companies that offer a good balance of features and pricing. Don’t just go for the cheapest option, as it may not offer the level of reliability and support you need.


Who offers the best hosting experience?

I’ve used a lot of different companies in the past, but Brixly have been my go-to hosting company for the last couple of years. (They have the whole checklist covered!) Having always had faultless and efficient customer service and support, I can highly recommend them – and send all of my clients their way too!

Packages start from just £3.95 per month – check out my full review of Brixly: Who is the best UK hosting company? (A review of Brixly web hosting services)

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