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There Are Many Out There

You may have heard about the term “web hosting” from web developers or web designers when discussing about building a website for your company. In fact, there are many out there in the world but we will only focus on few of the top web hosting service provider in this article.

Note: If you want to skip the boring part, scroll down down to the list of web hosting provider.

Before we go to the web hosting service provider listing. You should learn a little about web hosting.

What is Web Space?

It is also known as storage space or disk space. This space is used to store HTML files, emails, images, audios, log files and other files that make up for your website. Web space measurement is the same as some other hard circle space. You will be managing in megabytes (Mb), “Mega” is for millions and “Giga” is for billions (Gb). You are facilitating portion of circle space may be in the scope of 30 Mb to 1Gb.

List of web hosting service providers that you can find around the world

Serverfreak, Web Hosting, Web Design, Tech Strongbox

1. ServerFreak

ServerFreak Technologies Sdn. Bhd. opens its door to business in 2003 and since then have become one of the fastest growing hosting provider in Malaysia. Specializes in providing web hosting solutions for almost all range of purposes – personal blogs, email solutions, corporate websites, databases and the list goes on. It is one of the best web hosting company in Malaysia.

Website: www.web-hosting.net.my

2. MochaHost

MochaHost is launched in 2001. MochaHost is located in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California); specializing in providing professional hosting, web design, e-commerce, and Internet promotion services.

Website: www.mochahost.com

Exabyte, Web Hosting, Web Design, Tech Strongbox

3. Exabytes Group of Companies

Backed by 18 years of solid experience, Exabytes powers its 100,000 worldwide customers (from individuals, small and medium sized businesses, to government and public listed companies) with the 3 most important values in mind: Simplify, Innovate and GROW, using the power of technology.

Website: www.exabytes.my

A2Hosting, Web Hosting, Web Design, Tech Strongbox

4. A2 Hosting

Started back in 2001 when their CEO Bryan Muthig used his strong background and experience as a UNIX systems administrator to launch A2 Hosting. From hosting a couple sites for a few friends and family members to hosting thousands of prominent websites. From just offering Shared Web Hosting to a complete, fully scalable product line featuring Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Server solutions.

Website: www.a2hosting.com

5. SiteGround

SiteGround is one of the largest independently owned hosting companies with more than 400 employees and growing. They claimed to processed 1500+ tickets, 1000+ phone calls and 3000+ chat requests per day. SiteGround proudly host more than 2,000,000 domains with this number growing by the hour.

Website: www.siteground.com

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6. Shinjiru

Shinjiru is a one-stop IT provider for domain names, web hosting, dedicated servers, cloud platform and Microsoft solutions. For many years, it claimed to be the leader amongst the most successful and prominent web hosting providers in Malaysia. Through many years of hard work and dedication, they have developed solutions for all market sectors and have grown to offer cutting edge web hosting solutions.

Website: www.shinjiru.com.my

7. IP Server One

Inspired to deliver cost-effective solutions to help other companies succeed, Mr. Lee Cheung Loong started IPServerOne in 2003.

Initially a one-man-show company operated from a small office lot at Mutiara shopping mall in Jalan Ipoh to provide basic web hosting services, IPServerOne has grown to be a company of 50 professionals occupying 2 office lots located at Glomac Damansara, Kuala Lumpur and is now offering a wide variety of enterprise web hosting services to more than 50,000 customers, both local and overseas, with a 90% year-over-year renewal rate.

Website: www.ipserverone.com

8. Amazon Web Services (also known as AWS)

Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet.

Website: aws.amazon.com

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Choosing the right web hosting company

Those who are not in our industry or have enough exposure/knowledge on web hosting may not know the importance of choosing the right hosting company. Treat them as your “partner”, you will want a partner who has good reputation, stability and good customer services. Below are some of the things you should take into consideration:

1.) Reputation

Don’t be lazy and ignorant! Do your own research, find more information and reviews from whichever forums you can find on the Internet so that you know more about the company you are about to host your website and emails with them. You want to make sure none of the below turning into a problem.

2.) Stability

This is one of the biggest and common problems we encountered in the past where the server keeps entering down-time mode. Affecting some of our earliest client (thank god they are still with us 100%). It is more common to occur in shared hosting when some web hosting companies decided to be a bit greedy by stuffing many websites into a single server. When someone decided to use more of the “space”, the rest of the website sharing the same space will be affected. That is when you start sending “tickets” to the respective hosting company. By the time they respond to your ticket and check on your website, it is highly likely your website is already up, online. They will just tell you “your website is accessible now”, this cycle goes on forever, for a tech person it is called “infinite loop”. So yes, stability is the most important factor to consider when choosing the right web hosting service provider for your company.

It is true, most web hosting companies will not guarantee 100% up-time or no-down time. Usually they will tell you 99.9%.

3.) Speed

Obviously, speed is important especially today where the attention span of a person is shorter than before. Everyone especially the younger generation of Internet users is hungry for speed (also impatient sometimes). It’s not wrong either with such demand, after all our time in this life is not long so every second counts! Remember the scene in Captain Marvel (2019) where they insert the CD into the desktop to listen to the CD content, it takes decades to load. In today’s world, if your website takes that long to load, you most likely lose the potential sales in 3 or 5 seconds. These days, web content is heavier than before with more images (and high-quality images). So yes, speed is important factor to consider when choosing the right web hosting service provider for your company.

4.) Customer Service and support

As mentioned in No. 1 above, when you have down-time or if there are some issue relating to the server that occurred, you want to resolve the issue ASAP. You want the web hosting service provider to be reachable by giving you a channel or multiple channel to reach out to them and you want them to respond to your inquiry within a day and really investigate the issue and resolve it for you. You can always test their respond speed by sending inquiry about their package.

5.) Security

This is one of the most important factors to consider. However, most reputable web hosting company have some security tools in placed. Besides, if you are not in the industry, you will not know whether the security tools they used is the best in the industry. Of course, you can always do your own research to learn more about the security tools they used (they usually mention it on their website). The points above (1 – 4) will help you in reaching your conclusion.

Thank you!

Congratulations for reading this article, you have gained valuable knowledge. If you find it very useful, please share it with your friends and family who are looking to build a website.

We do not rank these companies and the sequence does not mean they are better than the rest in the list. As we have mentioned throughout the article, don’t be lazy and ignorant, do your own research and background checks! It is up to you to decide which is better for you.

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