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Some important features about PHP Web Hosting

If you are planning to build a website for your business, to make your online identity, to promote your company, you need to buy a domain name and a PHP web hosting to keep the web pages online. There are lots of hosting providers on internet from where you can take web services. You need to think twice before finalize a deal with one of the hosting providers. When you search on Google or any other search engine you will find hundreds of companies out there who can offer you web hosting at a very affordable price. All your payment will be wasted if your website visitors will not be able to find your site. So, you need to take care of lots of things while choosing a PHP web hosting provider for your website. Below are some of the features that you should check before dealing with a PHP web hosting company.

  • Latency Time : Latency time is also known as response time it is one of the most important features you should check. There are lots of free tools available over internet with which you can check the latency of the servers of the PHP web hosting provider from different cities. It's important to check the latency of the server so you will not face any problem in future.

  • Uptime : Always check the uptime of the servers on which web hosting provider is going to host your websites as if your site goes down again and again you may miss a lot of potential clients. For example, if you are planning to run an E-commerce site and you took a web hosting from a provider whose server goes down many times then people who want to buy a product will not be able to visit your site and buy from someone else. You can check uptime of server in past by online tools.

  • Databases : There are two types of databases that are provided with the hosting account My SQL and MS SQL. My SQL is basically used with Linux hosting or PHP Web hosting while MS SQL is used with windows hosting and Asp web hosting. So, ask the sales team of the service provider about the number of databases they are providing and size of database that you can use.

  • Control panel : Control panel is backend software that is used to control all the aspects of a web hosting such as adding domain names, creating email accounts, browsing file system, adding FTP accounts, checking visitor stats etc. For Linux hosting, cPanel is best control panel while if you are opting for windows hosting, Plesk Panel is preferred. If you are taking a web hosting reseller, WHM Panel is provided with Linux hosting.

  • Content Management System : Always ask for automated script installer for content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and Magento as it make installation procedure very simple and fast.

There are lot of service providers and big names in this industry but these few things can help you in choosing a best PHP web hosting company for your website. You can also search web forums for feedback about your service provider.