No doubt a website plays a vital role in business and it is a digital and international premises of your business. The success of your business is beholden to your business. The ROI of your business depends upon the website.
If your website is down it will ultimately cut off your revenue and can drive away your clientele. I have been a part of a team of a web hosting agency in Pakistan and I know that usually the people looking for web hosting agencies always consider uptime as an important factor.
Let’s talk about the practices necessary before purchasing a hosting plan from website hosting companies in order to ensure uptime of your website.
Check Website Hosting
While making an uptime strategy for a website you also need to check website hosting service providers. Sometimes they provide you extra bandwidth but it is not compulsory that your website won’t be down. While choosing a hosting agency you should not be afraid of insisting for 99.99% uptime.
Have a Backup Plan
Do not leave things on hope. In case your website is down for an extended period of time you must have a backup plan. If you do not consider this factor before selecting a website hosting agency and your site is down for a long time it can cost you high.
Check Image Size
Your website uptime rate is related to the size of images on your website. In this regard a website hosting companies are not responsible. According to experts 61 percent of the website weight is images. There are many online tools using them you can reduce the size of images without compromising on quality.
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Improve Domain Name System
What is Domain Name Service. DNS is an internet service which translates domain names into IP addresses. Though DNS is a part of your service provided by a website hosting agency. The importance of DNS should not be ignored because if the DNS is down the website won’t work..
You should invest in DDos mitigation platform is an important step should be taken while choosing a website hosting company.
24/7 Website Monitoring
The most effective tactic of optimizing uptime is to keep check on your website performance. It will be very difficult to do it manually. But fortunately we do have some cloud metrics that can do this job for us.
One more thing is very important and that is checking whether the hosting provider is providing you 24/7 customer support or not. Website hosting agencies in Pakistan often provide 24/7 customer support in the form of Live chat, Email Support and Live call as well.
So these are some necessary practices for optimizing uptime before selecting a website hosting agency for hosting your website.