November 21, 2019 piotr

Choosing the right web hosting for 2020

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If you decided that you want to build your own website, one of the first thing that you need to take care of, is getting the right web hosting for your needs. There are various hosting companies offering different services, and in this article we will help you get what you need.

 

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is where your website is stored and served to visitors, you can compare it to a museum, the more items you want to show(content in case of website) the more space you need.

 

What should you consider choosing the right hosting

Estimate the traffic you expect to your website and how much space do you need, as hosting providers charge by how much storage and bandwidth do you use. If you plan to use your website only to showcase your business to locals and tourists that are in your area, and you don’t expect a huge amount of visitors, then you don’t need much bandwidth. The same goes for storage, if you don’t plan on having many high quality videos and photos, you don’t need a lot of storage.

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Does hosting location matter?

In short, yes, it does matter, if your business is located in Europe and your targeted audience will be mostly Europeans, the best option is to choose a hosting company that has servers in Europe as the website will just load faster, as it won’t have to travel across the globe. If your business is targeted to different continents you can use CDN (Content Delivery Network).

 

What are the best hosting companies for European market?

  1. A2Hosting – They started with the data center in Reykjavik, Iceland. The traffic is received mostly from the European visitors, they offer free SSL, guarantee 99.9% uptime, and are affordable for everyone.
  2. Hostinger – Company based in Lithuania, they have been steadily growing for the last decade, they have data centers in Europe, US, and Asia, they also offer free SSL and guarantee a 99.9% uptime.
  3. SiteGround – They headquarter is in Sofia, Bulgaria but they have data centers in Europe, US and Asia, they are fast, reliable and offer very professional support.

 

 

I hope this article will help you choose the right web hosting, however, If you want a website but you don’t want to deal with choosing hosting, domain, design etc. check this out.