Whether you are a blogger or a digital creator with a business or a website, hosting your website is a non-negotiable to maintain security and reliability. A trusted web hosting provider ensures that your website is well-equipped to handle incoming traffic and works smoothly.
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Why do you need Web Hosting?
When you build a website or a blog, it lives on that local device, to get it registered in cyberspace and make it accessible to others, you must host it on web servers. You can either do it yourself with a handsome investment or use cloud servers or web hosting services. Getting your website hosted will provide you with the following features as well:
1. Increased Bandwidth
Getting your website hosted via a remote server will increase the bandwidth, speed, and capacity of your website to handle a larger amount of traffic. This ensures that your website won’t crash at crucial times when you are trying to divert more traffic.
2. SSL Certificate
Many hosting services also provide an all-inclusive SSL certificate with their web hosting services. The SSL is essentially a layer of security that secures the connection between your site and the user. This also establishes a sense of trust with the users and makes them more comfortable visiting your website.
Security is a big concern for many Intellectual property websites, the banking sector, e-retail businesses & more. So, having good security protocols is a must.
3. Business Email
With web hosting, you also get a personalized professional e-mail which creates a sense of authenticity and security. A business email also provides professional tools to manage the mailing list and create professional templates.
The biggest brands, e-commerce businesses, and websites also use web hosting services.
Now, let’s look at what are the best options available for hosting.
The Best Web Hosting Services:
Hostinger is one of the most trusted & reliable web hosting services providers in India. There are multiple options like cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, and website building available. These services are well-equipped to handle websites of any magnitude. Hostinger also offers a free SSL certificate, professional email, 100 GB SSD Storage, and a free domain with its hosting services.
2. Go Daddy
A rather well-known brand that deserves its place to be in the top 5, is Go Daddy. This American-based company has acquired a nice chunk of the market in India all thanks to its high-quality services. The easy 1-click WordPress setup and unlimited bandwidth make it a top-tier service. Even though a bit expensive as compared to its counterparts, Go Daddy’s services are unparalleled.
You will also get a free domain, SSL certificate, professional email, and resources on demand, which gives great flexibility to the users.
One of the most affordable services which is perfect for beginners to get their foot in the water without investing too much is HostGator. Plans like shared hosting make it very economical to get quality hosting at good prices. HostGator offers very fast India-based servers and a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which makes it a very reliable choice.
HostGator is also a good choice for websites with higher traffic that are based out of India. With localized servers and local payment gateways, it makes it relatively fast to handle local traffic efficiently.
4. Reseller club
A powerful and advanced web hosting service provider which is perfectly suitable for intermediate to advanced users is Reseller club. With ready-to-install 400+ applications, 99.99% uptime, and Cloudflare security, the Reseller club can handle any proportion of traffic with ease and complete security.
Businesses with an inflated requirement can choose dedicated hosting for higher, faster performance, security, and dedicated servers. You can also buy your own servers at Reseller club, and become your own web host with in-depth controls and easy to manage interface. You can also avail of the latest coupons and discount offers to get the best deal on Reseller club web hosting services.
5. Big Rock
Another economical yet high-quality service provider in Big Rock. There are servers available for localized India traffic and USA traffic as well, which is great for global websites. With the Varnish web application, free SSL certificate, and FTPS security protocols, Big Rock covers all bases of bandwidth, security, and speed. This makes Big Rock a good choice for businesses of all scales.
We hope that this article helps you make an informed decision and you can choose your web server more wisely as per your needs. A trusted web host will make your website more secure and trustworthy to browsers and users. More importantly, it’ll avoid any mishaps caused due to increased traffic or server issues.
Privacy & Cookies policy
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or place an order.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or mailing address.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service.
We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/)
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions.
We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalise services for you.
To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data that you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what you might be interested in. This ‘profiling’ information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data (such as the electoral roll) or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can choose not to have such data shared with the Guardian from these sources by logging into your account and changing the settings in the privacy section.
After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalised based on what you have been reading on theguardian.com. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’.
Logging in using social networking credentials
If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a Guardian identity. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Guardian app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information.
If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Guardian identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the Guardian from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information.
If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Updating your personal information
We offer a ‘My details’ page (also known as Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My details’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.