So you are starting a brand new blog and you want to find the best web hosting service for your website. What are some factors to look out for before jumping in and signing up for a hosting account? This article provides a useful checklist.
Factor 1: Up-time reliability. We place this at the top of the check list because this is of utmost importance. You don't want to sign up for an account that goes down all the time. When web visitors cannot access your WordPress blog, they get frustrated and may never return again. In addition, search engines make perceive your site as "slow loading" and this may affect your search engine rankings. So make sure you visit hosting review sites and check the up-time reliability index of each hosting company before signing up. If there is no reliable index available, just take a look at the number of positive (or negative) comments. If a hosting company is reliable, they usually receive many positive reviews.