8 Best Web Hosting Software for 2022

What The Ascent Looks For In Great Web Hosting Software

As we review different web hosting services, there are a few key qualifications each entry must meet to be considered one of our top picks. Not only must they have certain key features (security and SSL, file storage, etc.), but they must also have strong performance in the following three categories.

Easy to use

Of course, you want every tool in your professional arsenal to be relatively simple, but this is especially true for your website host. As a small business, you probably won’t be doing too many crazy customizations to your server, so you don’t need anything super complex.

You also know that keeping your website up and running is paramount. Therefore, performing this basic function should be as simple as possible.

Seamless integration

You’ll likely be migrating an already fully formed website you’ve created elsewhere to this hosting service, so you’ll want the process to be as quick and painless as possible.

Migrating domains and synchronizing servers with content management systems can seem complicated, but the best hosting services take care of the migration for you in just one or two clicks.

Excellent availability

What good is your website if it’s never up and running? Or if it crashes when web traffic increases?

The best web hosts will have multiple physical servers in various locations and round-the-clock maintenance to ensure everything stays up and running as close to 100% of the time as possible, so your audience never encounters any issues or obstacles while visiting your domain.

How Your Business Can Benefit From Using Web Hosting Software

Hosting your website through a reputable provider will not only be good for your site, but also for your overall branding and corporate image.

Professional meeting

Look, you’re probably not a developer, are you? And you have enough to manage, so you don’t have to worry about making sure your server is configured, secure, and running all the time. Let the professionals take care of it for a few dollars a month.

Traffic information

With data reports and insights into your server usage, you can better understand your website traffic, increased reach, peak times, most visited pages, and more. This data can help you evolve your site.

Data and site backups

Without worrying about losing previous site content or important data, you enjoy the rare peace of mind that even as your business updates and grows, you are not liable for any error or from a direction you don’t like.

Websites and traffic data also take up a lot of space, but with all of this handled remotely by your web host, you have less clutter in your own operational life.

James S. Joseph