With web hosting, just remember that shared hosting accounts are on servers and servers have limitations such as how much data can go through the NIC before the NIC is over-loaded, how much data is going through the CPU and how much RAM is being utilized plus the size of the server's hard drive. Any company that promotes unlimited hosting is basically saying that they over-sell their services and overselling puts a strain on the server and the performance of the websites hosted on the server.
So when you are researching hosts also look to see if they are offering realistic space and bandwidth options or if they are overselling those options. Also, look to see if they are using a proper b or B for their bandwidth. When a host talks about bandwidth they are talking about bits. So you want to be sure that the amount of data going through the network is indeed in bits.
Remember, MB = MegaByte, GB = GigaByte and TB = TeraByte while Mb = Megabit, Gb = Gigabet and Tb = Terabit.
Originally Posted by servercolocation
Just like in other business sectors, the measurement of good web hosting are:
I also want to add Backups, money back guarantee, Free templates etc in the list. Because they are also most important things.
It is always a good idea to do some product research before you start shopping. The same is true of services that you pay for, too. You also need to consider that there are often many different makes and models of the same general products, and many variations on the same kinds of services. Therefore, in addition to general information, you need to get specific facts about what products or services would best fit your unique situation. It is no different with web hosting.
Here are some qualities that you should look while choosing a hosting provider :-
- Their server uptime Guarantee.
- Last 1 years uptime report. Have their servers gone offline, if yes the reason for the same and the time required to bring them online.
- The level of support they offer, different medium through which support is provided and do they provide support 24X7.
So you can decide a Good or a Bad Host based on the above parameters.
According to me good web host company have many of good features and also provide such a good hosting service like 24x7 hours customer support, fast and scalable service, 99.9% uptime service, provide good security service to protect your site from hackers and viruses, provide website maintenance service and regular update your site.
You can consider good or bad hosting on some of the important milestone that companies are offering. All these things are depend on your requirement and budget. I personally look for a fast server and responsive support. And last but not the least a good downtime.
I think that is very difficult to recognize if a hosting provider is good or bad without trying it. But if a provider can provide you with a quality and friendly technical support, it can meet all your related requirements.
According to me good web hosting company always give you a more feature, flexibility and 24*7 responsible support. A bad hosting company is that will not give any value to their customer after sailing their packages.
There is no good or bad hosting service. As i know any company which provides service which we actually want is a good web hosting and a company who fails to full fill our requirement is bad hosting company.
Good Service provider should have the following qualities.
24x7 Technical support, 99.9% uptime, Regular back ups, 30 days money back guarantee on cheap rates.
Services good or bad you can decide after using there services only
I think data backup is also the most important part of a good host.