Companies that are directly located in the country where you live are beneficial for several reasons. First, you’re supporting another business that in turn is contributing to your local, regional, and/or national economies. That’s always a great thing. The other beneficial point here is that if you need to contact them for anything, you’re located in roughly the same time zone. That makes a lot of things easier, when you really think about it.
If you’re going to check out any of the many UK hosting companies out there, you still need a battle plan. Here’s the one we suggest, listed down below:
1. Figure out your budget
You must think about your budget. it’s very easy to go overboard without even realizing it. You don’t always need the most expensive web package, but you don’t need to go for the cheapest package. Staying within your budget ensures that your website will be around for a long time.
2. Figure out your needs
What do you really need from your website? Do you need it to be hosted somewhere that can support advanced features? Is this a small site, or something that could have a larger following in a very short amount of time? Think on these questions before you commit to any hosting.
3. Figure out your transition
When do you want to get this space? Do you want to get it right away and then spend hours moving everything over? Or do you already have someone in mind that can handle the site transition for you? We’re big fans of hiring people for specific tasks, and then letting them move on to the next project. That might sound weird for everyone that has a job, but it makes sense for the freelancer. They might not want to do full time work, and you probably don’t have any dreams of paying someone’s full time salary for years on end. It’s nice to get people’s expertise for a little while and then move on. Transitioning is something often overlooked, but it’s incredibly important.
Overall, there’s quite a lot to think about when picking up web hosting. But if you follow the steps in this guide, we’re confident that you’ll find a host that feels just right for you!