Choosing the right hosting plan, part 2
In the last article, we discussed the important points to consider when it’s time to make a hosting choice for your website. The first point was the performance of the server. But in reality, how is it possible to measure whether a hosting server is performing well or not? To get information about the performance of a hosting server, you can consider the following:
1. page loading speed :
You can use online tools such as Google’s PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix to evaluate your site’s loading speed. These tools will provide you with accurate measurements and suggestions for improving performance. The first data that GTmetrix will output is the server response time. If this data is red, it is suggested to take the necessary measures to reduce the response time, such as installing WP Rocket, or to change the hosting provider.
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2. Testimonials and user reviews :
Look for testimonials or user reviews of the web host you are considering. Positive feedback regarding server speed and reliability are good indicators of performance.
3. Availability guarantee:
Some hosts offer an availability guarantee, usually expressed as a percentage. Check if the host guarantees a high uptime, such as 99.9% or more. This indicates that the server is more likely to be efficient and reliable.
4. Technical Support:
Responsive and competent technical support can be an indicator of server quality. If the hosting company has a 24/7 technical support team, it means that they are ready to quickly resolve any performance issues that may arise.
5. Reputation of the hosting company :
Find out about the reputation of the hosting company. Reputable hosting providers usually have solid infrastructures and efficient servers. You can check forums, online communities or ask for recommendations from other users to get information about the performance of the hosting company.
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It is important to note that server performance can vary depending on various factors, such as the geographical location of the user, the size and complexity of your site, and the amount of concurrent traffic on the server. Therefore, it is recommended that you do thorough research and consider several sources of information when evaluating the performance of a hosting server.