Did you go looking for the cheapest hosting you could find after you had someone design a website for your business? If so, you shouldn’t feel bad – experience tells us that’s the “normal” way for a small business owner to choose a place to park their new web presence.
However, a high-quality web design team (like the one we have) will recommend you host your site with the same company that designed it. That’s advice you should take, and today we are going to give you a few important reasons why.
#1 You’ll Get Better Hosting by Buying Through Your Web Designer
The first reason is the most obvious and the most important. A good creative team isn’t going to steer you towards the worst hosting package around. In fact, they’ll make sure you get the best value for your money.
This matters more than you might think. With good web hosting, your site is always online, loads quickly, and isn’t going to be an easy target for hackers and thieves. In addition, you’ll get automated daily backups and other security features that make it easier for you to sleep at night. All of these give you the opportunity to get a better return from the investment you made for your website in the first place.
#2 With Your Site In-House, You Can Get Faster Service and Support
One of the big frustrations in life – for both web designers and their clients – has to do with chasing down the credentials needed to get into a third-party hosting package. That’s particularly true when there is a problem that needs to be fixed, plug-ins that need to be updated, or an urgent issue that’s affecting the company in the real world.
What happens when you need technical support for your website? Your web design team can solve problems quickly when they already have access to your hosting package. That means faster support and fewer missed opportunities.
#3 You Won’t Get Stuck in a Bargain-Basement Server with Bad Neighbors
When you choose the cheapest web hosting package around, your site gets saved on a server next to other companies who chose the worst hosting. What does that mean? Your website could be parked next to an online casino or some other shady endeavor.
If you think that won’t affect your business, think again. There’s a possibility that Google and major email service providers could block your IP address because one of your “neighbors” has been sending spam. It’s also possible that malicious software could spread throughout the server, or that your site could be taken offline for periods of time as the hosting company looks to resolve complaints.