CHOOSING a web host is one of the most critical decisions a website owner has to make, according to an Australian web hosting provider.
Zen Hosting proprietor Travis Bellos said web hosting, which is server space used to store website files and ensure pages are accessible via the internet, could affect site performance and success.
“Our clients have shared their previous web host experiences with us, including overcrowded servers, website downtime for days at a time, hours spent waiting for phone support, and unanswered technical support tickets, which obviously are unacceptable,” Mr Bellos said.
“If you’re an Australian website owner targeting an Australian audience, Australian web hosting should make your site load faster for local users and not cost you customers.
“When you shop around for a web host, you want to consider network uptime, technical specifications, cost and how easy it is easy to change provider.
“You also want to ensure they provide the level of customer support that you expect. If support isn’t available on the weekend, for example, it might not suit your needs.”
Zen Hosting was established to fill the void for Australian web hosting backed by superior Australian support and offers domain name registration and SSL certificates as part of the service.
“We pride ourselves on offering cheap Linux web hosting with cPanel, monthly payment option, no contract and exceptional customer service from our Perth-based team,” Mr Bellos said.
He said a lot of website owners weren’t aware they didn’t have to purchase web hosting from their domain name registrar or website designer.
He encouraged people to find out how difficult it was to transfer their site content to a new host before committing to use a proprietary website builder.
Zen Hosting transfers com.au domains and existing websites with cPanel for free.
For a limited time, new clients who sign up for Advanced or Premium Australian web hosting via the Zen Hosting website can register a com, com.au, net or net.au domain for free.
Visit Zen Hosting for more information.