(MENAFN Press) September 17, 2012- Brisbane,Queensland –
Nerdster, a web hosting service based in Australia, knows that it can be difficult for individuals and small businesses to choose the perfect web host, and that’s why they’re working with consumers to provide tips and guidelines when it comes to selecting Australian website hosting.
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to web hosting in Australia, said the owner ofNerdster Nerdster. Even if you’re not the most technologically savvy person, it’s important to have a few guidelines and a bit of knowledge to make the right decision for your needs.
Nerdster recommends that first and foremost users determine the platform they will be using to host their site. This generally means deciding between a Linux and a Windows server, with Linux generally considered to be the faster of the two, although a Windows server is best suited for more dynamic websites.
Additionally, sites that are going to offer e-commerce features will need to use a web hosting service that offers secure transactions and a shopping cart.
The second important feature Nerdster calls to the attention of website creators is uptime percentage, meaning the time a website will be online. A web hosting service should offer uptime percentage that is nearly 100%, because if you’re site is shutdown, this means no visitors and no revenue during these times. According to experts, all websites are going to experience times where they are down, but this time should be as minimal as possible.
Storage space is another important consideration when looking at Australian web hosting options. Like Nerdster, most web hosts offer ample storage space, and its best to choose a host that offers at least a few gigabytes of storage. If your site is going to feature a large number of videos or high resolution images, you may need more storage space than what is offered with basic packages, so this is something to take into consideration.
The level of technical support offered by a web hosting service is key, because your site, including your e-commerce can be shut down if it’s not working properly. Your web host should offer technical support that is open 24/7, and responds in a timely manner.
If your store is selling a product or service, you will require e-commerce features, so when selecting a web host service, it’s important to find a service that matches your needs when it comes to these features. Most hosting services, in particular the larger web hosting services in Australia offer top of the line e-commerce features, but it’s still good to do your research when it comes to shopping cart and payment features, database builders and secure checkout options.
There are loads of web hosting services available, said the owner of Nerdster. That’s why it’s important to do your research, know what you’re looking for before you start the process of finding a host, and really find one that is going to suit your needs, and make your site as profitable or productive as possible.