You’ve decided to build a website for your business. You’ve given it a thought and you’ve realised the benefits of having an online presence. So the next step is to choose a domain name, hire a web design agency and choose a hosting service.
Given that there are several web hosts in the market - from small companies to big-brand players - how do you choose a web hosting company?
A recent study suggests that companies around the world prefer to use the services of local web hosts, and with good reason. Let’s take a look at the benefits of choosing a local web hosting company.
Local hosts are able to provide a personalised service. Whether you have a support request or a clarification, your phone call is directed to a customer support staff instead of a complex IVR loop. Your emails are answered swiftly and promptly without any delay.
A big-brand host, on the other hand, will not be able to provide such personalised customer support. Given that they are flooded by enquiries, they won’t be able to give each customer so much attention.
Speed and Performance
When you choose a local host, you benefit from better speed and performance. A locally hosted website is thrice as fast when compared to a website that’s hosted with an international host.
Because the web servers are located closer to home, your site will load faster. The closer your host is located from your website visitors, the faster is the load time.
Several hosting companies from America have a worldwide presence. However, their servers are located in their home country. This is of significance especially if your target market is the UK. With your host further from your visitors, your website’s speed and performance is affected.
When it comes to hosting your website, uptime is a major consideration. More important that is the customer support. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong and your website goes offline, you want to work with a company that can offer quick and prompt support.
As a local web hosting service, LS25 Web Hosting offers reliable and prompt customer support to all our customers. Whether you have a question or a support request, we are happy to serve you and respond to your questions quickly.
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