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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 providers 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 Technologies

It 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. Mocha Host

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 

Backed by 18 years of solid experience, the company 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 the company. 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

It 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

Shinjiru, Web Hosting, Web Design, Tech Strongbox

6. Shinjiru

It 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. IPServerOne

Inspired to deliver cost-effective solutions to help other companies succeed, Mr. Lee Cheung Loong started the company 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 (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

Before choose the right web hosting service provider, it is very important to get the right mindset first. You must consider them as your “partner” and therefore you will want them to have good reputation, stability and great customer services.

Below are the 5 factors you should take into consideration when choosing a web hosting service provider:

1. Reputation

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 the biggest problem where the server kept having down-time affecting your daily operations. Understand that no company will guarantee 100% up-time (normally 99.9%). It is common to occur in shared hosting especially when some web hosting company decided to be greedy by stuffing too many website into a single server. You will send support “tickets” to request for assistance. Unfortunately by the time you get a respond, it is most likely your website is already back online and the common reply is “your website is accessible now”, this cycle goes on forever. So server stability is the most important factor to consider when choosing the right service provider for your company.

3. Speed

No doubt that server speed is important especially today where the attention span of a person is shorter than before. 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. If your website takes that long to load, you most likely lose the potential sales. Today, web content is heavier than before with more images (and high-quality images). So speed is an important factor to consider when choosing the right web hosting service provider for your company.

4. Customer Service and support

When you have a down-time or if you encountered issue with the server, you want to resolve the issue as soon as you can. The web hosting service provider must be reachable. You should choose provider who has channels or multiple channel that enable you to reach them easily and you want them to respond to your inquiry within seconds. You also want them to be competent and able to investigate and resolve the issues you raised. You can always test their respond speed by sending inquiry about their package.

5. Security

This is one of the most important factor to consider when choosing a web hosting company. Fortunately, almost all the reputable service provider have security tools in placed and comply with the industry standards. Of course, you will not know whether the security tools they used is the best if you are not from the industry. Server companies usually share some of the the tools information on their website. Therefore, you are advised to do your own research to learn more before choosing a provider.

Thank you!

We hope you have gained valuable knowledge after reading this article. If you find it very useful, do not hesitate to share it with anyone who need these knowledge.

We do not rank these companies and the sequence does not mean they are better than the rest in the list. It is up to you to decide which is better for you.

This article was last updated on 08.11.2020.

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