How to Choose a Web Hosting Provider for Your Business

How to Choose a Web Hosting Provider for Your Business
Take time to do your research and grow your business with a high-end provider

Choosing a managed web hosting provider? We’re here to help! Here are some things you should check before making a final decision about your new web hosting.

Disk space

Storage capacity is something you should never save money on – especially if your website has many pictures, videos, and animated elements on it. All of that media has to be stored somewhere. So before opting for any hosting plan, check its storage capacity.

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Always plan for the future growth of your website and go for options that offer a little bit more than you currently need. On the other hand, don’t overdo it – there’s no need to pay for hundreds of extra gigabytes just in case.

At Scalesta, we offer different plans for businesses of different sizes. But any plan is easily customizable so that you can adjust it to your needs.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the amount of data that could be transmitted in a given amount of time. Depending on this feature, your website runs faster or slower. And the speed of the website is critical when it comes to eCommerce projects: from slow online shops, customers buy significantly less. According to Google research, 53% of users leave a website if it takes more than three seconds to load. So make sure to check the bandwidth allowance with your hosting provider as it will affect your website’s loading speed.

How fast do users abandon websites
Source: Google Research
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The bandwidth depends on your server and on how many other companies you share it with. If you want a higher bandwidth, you need to share your server with fewer websites. Instead of shared server options, opt for VPS or dedicated servers.

At Scalesta, we don’t offer shared servers at all, because they never meet our quality requirements. We provide our clients only with the best options for eCommerce – VPS and dedicated hosting.

Ability to upgrade and downgrade

Make sure that you can easily change your hosting package – not only upgrade it but also downgrade it. This will make it possible for you to optimize your business spending no matter the circumstances. For instance, you might need an upgrade for the sales season or during a new product launch. On the other hand, after exiting a certain market, you might want to downgrade so that you won’t overpay for unnecessary capacity.

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Scalesta clients can adjust their hosting plan at any time. Moreover, we can add some extra disk space to your plan without a full upgrade if you keep getting notifications that you don’t have enough storage.

Uptime Guarantee

Uptime is the amount of time your website is up and working, ready to process your customers’ requests. Ideally, an online shop should never go offline, but no one is ever fully protected from cyberattacks and random breakdowns. That’s why in addition to the uptime guarantee you should also always check the reaction time of your provider.

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Make sure your web hosting provider guarantees and bears full responsibility for consistent work of your website without interruptions and downtime and reacts fast to any arising issues. 

Scalesta guarantees 99% uptime and 15-minute response time by SLA. This means that at any time, your website will be ready to show your products to customers and buyers can make a purchase 24/7.  And if there’s any issue at all, it will be fixed shortly.

Website Speed

There are few things in this world that are as annoying as slow websites. When it comes to online stores and other eCommerce projects, users expect them to work much faster than they usually do.  

Online stores open too slowly
Source: Unbounce 

According to Google research, 54% of online shoppers get frustrated as the loading time of a web store increases. So make sure you don’t own one of those! Check if your hosting plan is able to provide good enough speed for your projects.

How to pick the right web hosting provider
Source: Google/Civic Science 2018, Nov. 2018.

In order to make our clients’ websites as fast as possible, we constantly look for ways to optimize their IT infrastructure. For example, we create monthly reports with suggestions on how to improve their websites’ performance. We’ll detect the slowest pages on your website, configure caching, and give recommendations to your programmers to help optimize your website.

Security

Security is among the most important things to check when choosing a managed hosting solution. If you’re using a lot of external plugins and add-ons in your system, it’s recommended to run regular security checks on your infrastructure to reduce the risk of leaks of your customers’ personal information.

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Make sure to pick only tariffs that come with included SSL certificates, DDoS protection, and, of course, thorough and regular security checks. Work only with contractors who take good care of your data.

At Scalesta, we work only with the most secure data centers. Moreover, we preventively protect your websites from hacker attacks, monitor your projects 27/4, and react within 15 minutes if anything comes up. Our clients get frequent security audits to ensure that all their data is well protected.


Managed web hosting is something to choose very carefully. The success of your website and your business depends on the quality of your provider, so make sure to dedicate enough time to the research.

Scalesta is a high-end managed web hosting provider for CMS projects. Our Solutions are tailored for specific eCommerce projects. This simply means that the servers are pre-configured for the tasks of online stores and marketplaces with guaranteed 24/7/365 projects monitoring and 99% uptime.

Our top priorities are performance, security, and expert support to a business of any size. As a managed hosting provider we will handle all basic administrative tasks for you: install updates, set up automatic backups, take care of network infrastructure and equipment, implement basic security measures, ensure protection against viruses and spam as well as monitor and eliminate all the factors that can affect server performance.