Web server reliability and speed
If you really want to make the best decision when it comes to choosing a web hosting company for your site, you need to check the reliability and speed of their servers.
Server Reliability and Speed
This depends on several factors like, server configuration, server physical resources, location, connectivity, amount of accounts allowed per server, balance of server load, server monitoring, qualified personal in charge of servers, etc.
Note: Speed can also be affected by the way your site makes use of the available resources. A lousy designed dynamic website can bring down a server.
Very low downtime for your website. User experience of a fast responding site. Ability to run under heavy loads.
Price - Reliability
Reliability and speed can have a high price tag. But even with a small budget you can choose among web hosting companies in your price range the one with the best price - reliability ratio.
Even if you can pay for a dedicated server you have the opportunity to choose between several companies.
How to find a reliable web hosting company?
Look for web hosting reviews of companies you are interested in. Test websites hosted on those companies, ask for references of high demanding sites. Word of mouth can also be a good way to find a reliable company.
Every now and then your requirements will increase. Sometimes a service that use to be of excellent quality degrades with no reason. Looking for a fast reliable hosting company requires to have the flexibility to change from one hosting company to another.