What to Look for in a Domain and Email Hosting Provider

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What to Look for in a Domain and Email Hosting Provider

 August 28th, 2020

Have you come finally to the conclusion that you need a custom domain and email hosting provider, but don't know which to choose? That's understandable.

The choices seem endless. However, if you focus on a few key traits that separate top-notch providers from the rest, you'll be able to make your decision with confidence.

Keep reading to discover what to look for in an outstanding domain and email hosting provider.  

Simplicity 

Nothing will frustrate your employees more than having to wrestle each day with a hosting platform that's not intuitive. Also, hosting software that's difficult to understand increases the likelihood of one of your employees making a costly mistake. 

So, before choosing a domain host, take the hosting service for a test drive. Don't forget to let your employees also have a turn behind the wheel. Get everyone's feedback then choose the host with the user interface that seems most appealing to the majority of your team. 

Support 

When something goes wrong, how quickly will the host address the issue? Choose a company that promises to make someone available to help you regardless of the day or the hour. 

Of course, the only way that you can get a rough idea of whether the company lives up to its promises is by reading the comments of other clients and reviewers. Scour the internet for comments and reviews that appear unbiased and without an agenda.  

The best reviews will come from industry-leading journals and blogs.  See how well the comments jibe with the company's proposed level of service. 

Security 

Never settle for a company that provides anything less than the monitoring of servers around the clock. Bad guys and chaos don't take days off, and neither should your host's security team. You want to make sure that your data is protected every day of the year. 

Verify that the company uses sophisticated anti-hacking, anti-spam software that's far more advanced than what is normally available off-the-shelf. 

What sort of guarantee does the company make regarding the amount of uptime that you can expect for your website? Look for a minimum of 99.95% uptime.  

Does the company offer remote monitoring? In other words, can you manage your server's security from your facility?  

Does the host own and operate its own data centers? If it does, it will likely respond to issues faster than rivals who rely upon third-party data centers. 

Storage 

There comes a time when every growing enterprise will need to graduate from Gmail email hosting. You frankly need a more robust email service. 

Ask yourself, will this service allow me to archive emails easily? If not, emails can quickly clog your inbox and slow down your team's productivity. 

Will you receive enough storage capacity to handle your business email hosting needs? Remember to take into consideration the likely future growth of your company. As you take on more projects and hire more employees, your need for storage will grow exponentially.  

Make sure you choose an email hosting service that can keep up. For example, you may need to go past the 25 GB limit that Rackspace email hosting offers. 

Domain and Email Hosting Made Easy 

Now you should have a good idea of what to look for in your domain and email host. Reference the following checklist:

  • The interface of the hosting surface is intuitive and easy to understand. 
  • The hosting service makes human assistance available 24/7 365 days of the year. 
  • The host monitors your data continuously.
  • You can scale your email data storage to match your growing business. 

After comparing the above checklist to what domain and email hosting services are offering, you will likely agree with many other businesses that Sectorlink should be the new online home for your company. 

If you're ready to let go of worry and frustration and embrace the relief and satisfaction that come with finding a hosting service that you can rely upon, contact Sectorlink today to discover how we can help your business grow and thrive.  

 

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