|Things to Consider When Selecting Web Conferencing Hosting Company|
Things to Consider When Selecting Web Conferencing Hosting Company
Although business owners and companies know what they are doing, most know too little about the details, types, features of web conferencing. So when choosing a provider, the things that matters are often overlooked.
The following are important information that will help you choose the web conferencing hosting provider that fits to your needs.
1. Understand the difference between the different kinds of hosting services.
As the web hosting industry evolved and became more specialized to answer different business needs, it is important to understand how providers differ to make the right decision.
Shared Hosting is a service where all the clients of the host can use the server. It is like sharing a very large conference room with other clients. That means that if multiple clients use the server at the same time, the performance of the site may be affected. The good thing, however, is that this service is often cheap.
Dedicated Hosting is basically leasing a server from the host where you are the only client who can use it, unlike shared hosting. The level of technical support depends on the price you pay; but still, this is the best option for large businesses and industries who wish to have an uninterrupted online communication and large size data storage.
2. Do not place budget your top priority.
Saving money is good but make sure that the money you save from selecting a cheaper hosting company can answer your service requirements. Remember the old saying "you get what you pay for"? A cheaper hosting company may not offer features that are important to your business. Connection speed can also become an issue. Over-prioritizing on the price can bring you to lots of problems later on and maybe, can cost you more.
3. Don't get blinded with the brand.
Big and familiar names in the industry may have reliable services but that doesn't mean they are stable. When choosing your hosting company, open up yourself to all available companies that can provide your needs.
4. Prioritize on security.
During web conferencing, you send, receive and store confidential information about your business that you don't want others to know. If the hosting company is not well-equipped with standard security features, spammers, hackers and online criminals can access freely to your information. A good hosting company has Secure Socket Layer (SSL), non-persistent data flow and intrusion control features. These security standards are set by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to protect the users and the data from authorized access.
5. Understand the payment methods and make sure that you know how much do the maintenance and technical support cost.
The different maintenance and technical support services should be properly outlined. Know which services are free and paid.
6. Take note of your needs.
Ending up with wrong hosting company is not only annoying but also expensive. Before purchasing a service, make sure that you know what are the features they offer and if these features fit to your need. It is important to list down all the features you need and find a host that provide these features.
Web conferencing are reliable and economical but make sure that you choose the host carefully so that you can enjoy and maximize the benefits of this technology.