September 14th, 2021
What if you were accidentally keeping your business from reaching its full potential?
For a business to be truly successful, it needs to find the right provider for hosting and email services. Unfortunately, most businesses don't know how to find the provider they deserve.
How can you find the best provider for your own company? Keep reading to discover the answer!
You Get What You Pay For
When it comes to paid hosting and email services, you may be driven by a simple question: "can't I get that for free?"
Of course, there are plenty of free hosts and providers out there. But as with most things, the truth is that you get what you pay for.
For the most part, free hosts and providers offer less security, less storage, and less personalization. Throw in things like unwanted advertisements and you'll see that a free host isn't all they are cracked up to be.
Finding the Right Features
Of course, if you're paying for email services and hosting, you want to get your money's worth. And that means getting the exact features that you need.
But every business needs different features. For example, some companies really need features like a shared calendar and an exchange server. Other companies may place a priority on things like data protection and security.
Our recommendation is to consult with your team about the features they think are necessary. You can then find the right host who has all the features you need.
Check the "Fine Print" On Email Services
Part of getting what you are paying for means reading the "fine print." Otherwise, you might be stuck with some unexpected and ongoing charges.
For example, it's important to know if there will be a migration fee or other fees on top of the amount you are expecting to pay. And you need to know if there are separate charges per mailbox or if it is a flat fee for the entire account.
In some cases, the extra features you get for these extra fees may be worth it. But you never want those fees to be a surprise!
Good Customer Service
For the most part, you can research hosts for webmail services by visiting their website and maybe scanning social media to see what people are saying about them. Eventually, though, you'll need to reach out and contact the provider for additional details.
While you get the answers you need, make sure to assess their customer service. Is the provider getting back to you in a timely manner? And are they providing direct answers to your questions while showing they are invested in your business?
Keep in mind you may be using this provider for many years. This is your chance to make sure you won't end up regretting that arrangement and end up in tears.
Your Next Move
Now you know how to find the right email services and hosting provider. But what if the best provider was just a click away?
At Sectorlink, we provide all the hosting services your business needs to succeed. To discover what we can do for your own business, just contact us today!