What to Look for When Choosing Web Hosting for an Engineering CompanyPosted by in Tips
The web site for an engineering company falls into a very interesting category on the World Wide Web, as the company’s web site design is linked in some ways to the services that it offers. Many practitioners in the trade will tell you that engineering is an art. Well, if that is the case, your web site becomes the first things that people looking to learn more about your artwork will visit. It itself, then, needs to be its own art.
So, when you are looking for a web host, the main thing you are going to need is someone who can display your site beautifully. Let’s look at some of the things you’re going to want to keep an eye on when you go shopping around.
Do you need site design?
The most critical question in this regard is whether or not you are going to be designing the site yourself or leaving it to someone else. There are many hosts who offer design as well, and others who help customers who do design to get in touch with people like you. There is also the important middle ground of using the host’s site-creation software to get you going.
This last option is the most common, so take a good look at what types of software your potential web host offers, think about what you want your site to do, and then if you need helping matching these two, contact them and see if they can help you.
How busy are their servers?
Not all web hosts publish this type of information, but if you can, see if you can garner some information about them and about how busy they make their servers. If you’ve got a website filled with all sorts of rollovers and complex coding, then you’re not going to be on a server that’s bogged down by too many users.
How many is too many? The best advice for this one is just to compare answers between hosts, looking as much at server specs of the machines they are using as how many users per server they have.
Nothing to break the bank over
What you will need for your site is something that just about any modern web host should be able to provide you with. Therefore, keep your wallet close. Many hosts can effectively offer what you’ll need for $5 to $10 per month. Unless there is something about your site that will make it either very busy or very unique, there’s no need you’ll need to shell out more than that. Especially steer clear of any services that require extra fees: likely it’s not for anything you need (assuming you don’t need design, which is harder to pin down to a suggested cost).
Even for beautifully developed sites, what you need is likely going to be simple. Focus your choice on that as well: cheap, reliable, and simple. Satisfy those and you should be satisfied as well.