How web hosting can affect business
Posted: Dec 28, 2019
When you're on-board for a website design and development project, most of the work is generally done by you and your team. It is you who understands the business more than the client and you know the nitty gritty details of a lot of website design and development aspects. However, there are times when that may not be the case. One of the most common scenario is that of a web hosting provider.
You see, we generally recommend some of the best website hosting providers based on a number of factors. You can take a look at the top 10 web hosting companies we recommend on the site's blog. This is especially done when we have spoken to the clients about their requirements and understood them thoroughly. However there are some times when a client comes to you for your service after they have already purchased a domain name and a hosting account. This brings your equation of developing a seamless website to a somewhat messy place.
Web hosting is a very important part of the entire website development process. It affects how you are going to build your client's website and how it will function and operate in reality. You can either choose from a self-hosted web hosting solution such as WordPress.org or a hosted one such as Wix or Squarespace. Web hosting just doesn't affect how the site is ultimately built but it also affects how it will perform in terms of its speed, security as well as SEO. A lot of times, taking a bad decision to choose an incorrect web hosting provider will prove very costly to the business and will definitely impact it in a wrong way. That is something you must keep in mind and advice your clients before starting any design and development work. We'll briefly understand a few things about the terms 'Self hosted' and 'hosted':
There's less stress building a website using hosted platforms such as Wix or Squarespace because they take care of the hosting themselves. That is why it's called 'hosted' platform. You simply have to pay a subscription fee for more features and start designing your website right away. It may or may not be sufficient for your business, so you have the option of 'self hosted'
Self hosted platforms are ones which you manage yourself. WordPress.org is a good example of it. If you self host your website, you'll have to take care of most of the things such as domain management, email accounts, FTP uploads, creating/editing database, backups and so on. There's a lot you can do because you will be given what is generally called as the cPanel.
Thus depending on what your client's requirements are and how you want to manage their data, you should choose an appropriate platform. Choosing a hosted platform when you actually need a self hosted solution will be very damaging to your client's business. Thus, take a good gander before you end up choosing either as it will impact how the business performs.
My name is Kyle and I'm a content writer working for a website development company in Mumbai. I love my work and love the work that the company does!