With the web and technology literally changing from day to day, what’s ‘in’ today could be ‘out’ tomorrow, which is why if your hosting company isn’t keeping up with the latest technology, then maybe it’s time to say adios’ and consider changing web hosts.
Now that you have decided to make the change from your current web host to another, the first thing you need to do is pull out your computer, and start researching information about the latest and greatest web hosts out there and what changing web hosts is going to mean to you.
While you definitely want a host who is going to be able to provide you with the most comprehensive and updated software, you also want one who changes with the times, or within a year or so, you may find yourself in the same boat you’ve found yourself in now, a sinking ship amongst the sea of other websites.
While searching for a new and improved host, there are a few things that you may want to consider to be must haves and if they aren’t offered by the particular hosting company you’re looking at, there is another hosting company that is more suited for you.
Even the most seasoned web master needs help from their hosting companies technical support team. When changing web hosts, insist that your new hosting company have top notch technical support, which is not only capable, but also offering round the clock help and support by offering either live support or at least email support where claims are handled within no longer than a few hours after you sent in your question or concern.
Your new host should allow you full administrative control over your website and its functions. Many hosting providers have a simple, user-friendly interface or control panel that allows quick access to all of your websites functions. Services such as email, blogging software, FrontPage and other web building software, are a few of the items that should be found here.
Also make sure that when changing web hosts that your new host allows all the latest streaming video and audio, plus the ever so popular Shockwave Flash. With multimedia being big business, if your site is lacking, it will be considered old news and you could be missing out on valuable traffic, which could ultimately result in a loss of revenue.
Follow these few steps and you’ll have yourself a new web host in no time, and before you can say World Wide Web, your site will go from yesterdays’ news to today’s hot topic.