April 28th, 2015
There's no doubt about it. If your business isn't working with a cloud hosting service, it needs to re-evaluate its current website hosting company.
Cloud web hosting services are a cost-efficient way to increase a company's productivity. Recent studies show 55% of companies who adopted cloud services saw an increase in efficiency, and another 82% of companies reportedly saved money after they started using cloud servers. It's for reasons like these that 87% of companies have already begun to use cloud hosting services.
As great as they are, you still need to be careful when choosing a provider to work with. Here are a few questions that, if asked, can help you find the right fit for your company.
What Is Your Pricing Structure Like?
One of the best features of cloud hosting scalability. Companies can start out with one service, and scale it up if they grow, or scale it down when needed. Your company should only pay for the specific cloud hosting service it needs at any given time. If a company wants to lock you into a contract with a prescribed amount of features, you should walk away.
How Secure Are Your Cloud Hosting Services?
It's not that the cloud isn't secure. It's that there are always security issues when it comes to cyberspace. The hosting service you decide to go with should not only have several layers of security measures and protocols in place but should also update them frequently. They need to have firewalls, anti-virus detection, multifactor user authentication, data encryption, and routine security audits.
Do You Offer Customer Support?
As is the case with most things in life, the most common technical issues with the cloud are user errors. This is why the hosting provider you work with should have customer support available to help out with any problems, should they ever arise.
If you haven't already adopted the cloud, you need to do so, and pronto. Check out Sectorlink's cloud web hosting packages.
If you have any questions, contact us.