8 signs telling you to switch your server hosting provider

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8 signs telling you to switch your server hosting provider

Wed, 5 Apr 2023

Did you know that you can switch to another server hosting provider at any time?

Many people either forget that this is an option or underestimate how easy it is to do. Given that it’s such a simple process, if you see any of these 8 signs then it’s time to investigate switching your server hosting provider ASAP.

  1. There is downtime – If your website goes offline then so too does your brand presence and often, your ability to sell too. Customers may get frustrated and not return. If this is happening a lot your site might get pushed down the search results and even penalised by search engines. This shouldn’t happen often with a good server hosting provider so it’s not something you have to live with.
  2. Customer service is a struggle – Given the importance of every business website, you should be able to get help and support 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. From rude staff to a lack of knowledge or availability, these are some clear signs that it might be time to switch your server hosting provider.
  3. You have doubts about the security – If security features are weak then this is putting your business at significant risk, not just in terms of your own business vulnerabilities but your obligations to customers too. Your server hosting provider should be running the latest security protocols and offering every type of security, including two-factor authentication.
  4. Site loading speeds are slow – You have just a few seconds to engage visitors to your site – and if pages load slowly, people will bounce. High bounce rates communicate to search engines that your site offers poor UX and this will do you no favours in the ratings.
  5. Your site is missing vital features – For example, some server hosting providers don’t offer SSL certificates, which would cause problems for your ability to sell online.
  6. Prices are high, and continuing to rise – There is so much choice out there today when it comes to a server hosting provider that competitive prices are easier to find than they have ever been. If you feel like you’re being overcharged, and prices just keep going up, then it might be time to switch.
  7. C-Panel is difficult to use – It’s important to have a C-panel that is straightforward because this is what will enable you to stay on top of your site, update it and secure it. A complex or baffling C-panel is just a confusing waste of time.
  8. Are you getting what you were promised? – Whether that is unlimited storage that never materialised or service levels that are non-existent, unfulfilled promises are a clear sign that it’s time to find a new server hosting provider to put your trust in.

Your server hosting provider plays a crucial role in the structure of your business, from the security of the website to how cost-effective your business is able to be. If you’re noticing any of the above then it might be time to make the switch.

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