Reliable hosting services vital for businesses

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Virtualisation

Reliable hosting services are vitally important for businesses with an online offering.

If companies are selling goods and services over the internet, they need to ensure their websites are accessible all of the time.

Businesses should be seeking 99.99 per cent uptime - and this means signing up for hosting with a reputable and reliable provider.

In the world of ecommerce, customers can log on to browse a company's offering and make orders 24/7.

This means websites need to be online and available all of the time.

If they are not, internet users will simply look for an alternative provider capable of delivering the same products and services.

Consumers are unlikely to wait until the website they initially tried to access comes back online - they will go elsewhere instead.

This means that custom is lost, potentially for the long term.

Businesses need to ensure their hosting plan is capable of handling the amount of web traffic they are experiencing.

Larger businesses which receive many hits per day may need dedicated server services to ensure the online experience is not compromised for users.

Posted by Jenny Arthur