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The key characteristics of a good web host

August 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

rackalley3There are tens of thousands of web hosts online. Most are resellers of the larger companies and directly sell their services under a different label. Which makes it even harder to choose between, because you might ultimately get the same hosting service from two different providers. The solution is to choose between only the larger providers. However, choosing is still not straightforward. Here are some criteria to go by when picking between your final choices:

Your site

A lot depends on your site and its future direction. If your site is just a simple website for your business, then your needs will be different to someone with plans to the server a million visitors a month with fresh content every day.


We all want our website to be as reliable as it can be. There is a, however, different levels of reliability. How much time can you tolerate with your website down? How quickly do you need your website back up and running?

Your requirements

Do you need a WordPress website? A custom script running? Or a simple HTML site? These questions will determine what sort of hosting and technical support you will need. Unless you are technically competent, you will need outside assistance for everything but the most basic website.


This goes to the question of reliability. Different levels of uptime and support come with different costs. Don’t be fooled by the hosts that provide cheap hosting packages, the support and response times are nowhere near as good as the proper hosts. In hosting, you get what you pay for.

Rack Alley provides LA web hosting infrastructure for businesses that are looking for high-performance hosts in California.

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