Web Hosting Checklist

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Web Hosting Checklist

Web hosting is an essential service for any business that has a website as it allows you to publish your website or web application onto the Internet.

Web Hosting is somewhere to “host” your website a home for your site and its content to live. Businesses that offer these services are called web hosting companies.

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A web hosting is a business that provides the technologies for the website to be viewed on the Internet.

Websites are “hosted” on special computers called servers. 

This checklist helps you learn what you need to look for in a  hosting company and how it works.

Web Hosting Checklist

A home for your site and its content

How much data can be transferred at a time. The more visitors you have the more bandwidth you will need.

How much traffic do you currently receive?


Images and Videos take up a lot of space

Customer Support

Make sure you can get help 24/7. If your website crashes at an important time you need to know someone is there to help.

Many companies are based all over the World and you dont need to be worried what the time is somewhere else in the World to see if you can get assistance.


Flexibility as you expand and need to upgrade service package.

Email Addresses

Email address for your domain name e.g [email protected]


Prices vary hugely so make sure you are getting what you need for the best price. How much can you afford a month?


Reliable service, great support and good performance.

Back Up Service

Automatic backups of website and database saves you the worry of losing your data.

Types Hosting

Free Hosting: Will have many limitations. Storage, restricted bandwidth, some no ecommerce and many require you to carry adverts over your website.

  • Shared Hosting: Sharing a server with a number of other sites.
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS): Sharing with others but fewer sites.
  • Dedicated Hosting: Totally flexible and and not shared with anyone else.
Frequently asked questions
Looking for more info? Here are some things we're commonly asked
  • How do Google Algorithm Updates affect your website?

    Google's algorithm is constantly changing, and updates are very common. Most of these Google algorithm updates are minor and unnoticeable, but you’ll notice there is a big update at least once a year a large-scale overhaul of the SERP (search engine results page) that may impact your business and or your clients, but allows the algorithm to keep up with changing trends.

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  • Basic Website SEO

    But what on earth is SEO? Or, for the non-acronym lovers out there, what is search engine optimisation? It is the way you can help increase traffic from search engines organically. What do we mean by organic traffic? Visitors find your website after finding you on a search engine's results page (SERP) and not through paid ads.

    Read More: Basic Website SEO Checklist

  • Basic Technical SEO

    Technical SEO is the technical changes you can make to help search engines crawl, index, and rank your website content. A successful SEO strategy includes both on-page and off-page SEO aspects. Off-page SEO involves building backlinks. On-page SEO involves the structure, content, and keywords of your website. 

    Read Me: Basic Technical SEO Checklist

  • Off-page SEO

    Off-page SEO tactics are actions you can take to help your website rank better in search engine results pages.

    Off-site SEO factors like backlinks and reviews are believed to weight ranking by up to 50%. Google Algorithms and ranking factors constantly change, but currently, these are helpful factors.

    Read More: Off-page SEO Checklist

  • On-page SEO

    On-page SEO or Onpage optimisation (SEO) is the process of optimising each individual webpage to perform the best it can. Impacting on the ability of the page to rank better in search engine results pages (SERPs).

    Helping it rank higher in organic search results and earn more relevant traffic from the search engines can help you get the visitors your business wants. 

    Read More: On-page SEO Checklist

  • E-A-T SEO Google

    E-A-T SEO is Google way to try and be certain of the websites and content they are recommending to searchers. Google want to deliver the most relevant information — but also the correct, accurate information to their customers.

    Read More: E-A-T SEO Google Checklist

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