Key Factors to Consider With Switching Web Host

May 29, 2010 by  Filed under: Web Hosting 

We all know not all advertising and promotional campaigns do not live up to its promise. With everyone aggressively marketing their products and services, it ca be hard to tell which one to trust. The choice of Philippine web hosting providing alone can be quite daunting. And all too often, we find ourselves to be looking to switching hosts.

Moving to another Philippine web hosting service provider can be a stressful affair, especially if not have no idea how to go about it. Here are some important tips on what you need to consider when switching web hosts.

If your contract with your current Philippine web hosting provider is about to expire, you will first need to backup all your web files, following the same tree structure in which you plan to upload later. You also need to take note of the chmod permissions that you have set on any file or folder. You will have to set the same permissions once you have successfully transferred to another Philippine web hosting provider. When looking for a new service provider, you will need to consider the following:

1. Type of Web Hosting

There are basically two options available for you shared or dedicated hosting service. If you are running a large site with high traffic, and requires a large bandwidth, then you can consider getting a dedicated server. This is also a feasible option for complex apps, and if you are running secure information.

2. Operating System

It is best to determine what type of OS for your site. If it is built using ASP, JSPor may require MS SQL and MSACCESS, then you have to go for Windows Hosting. On the other hand, if you are using technologies such as Cold Fusion, then you can choose Linux. Not quite sure? Request assistance from your Philippine web hosting provider.

3. Sub Domain Requirements

You need to determine how many sub domains you will need to create and how many does your future hosting provider allow.

Von Rod Limpot is the President and CEO of Philwebservices, a Philippine-based company that offers Philippine Web Hosting and Outsourcing Philippines. The company caters to a wide array of clients across several industry verticals spanning several continents.

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