Whether your business already has a website, or you’re looking to build its first one, the choice of web host is important to ensure its success. At the most basic level a web host provides the space where you “store” your web pages and makes them available to internet users.

Here are our top tips to help you choose a web host to meet your company’s needs.


Your website is your shop front for the world. The internet is a global phenomenon meaning that people from virtually anywhere and across numerous time zones will potentially see your site. Just because your office is closed does not mean your website can be too.

When investigating web hosts, make sure you get hold of details of their recent “uptime” statistics. These figures measure the amount of time for which their computer systems have been running without error or outage. The less downtime recorded, the more reliable the web host’s system is and the less likely your web page will be out of action at any point in time.

Speed of access

Internet users are notoriously impatient, so if your web pages take too long to load, they may just disappear off to look at your competitor’s website instead. Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has also begun penalizing slow websites, reducing their priority in search results.

You must check the speeds of your web host – the quicker the better.

If you need help choosing a web host, give the Broadband Cloud Solutions team a call on 0141 585 6363 – we’re always happy to help!

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