- Posted March 16, 2014 by
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How to Find The Best Host for Windows VPS
The problem with looking for 'the best' in anything is that it can get very subjective. Think of it this way-what is 'best' for you, is not necessarily the best for someone else. The same is true in reverse. Still, salespeople and sales materials keep repeating the phrase 'the best' again and again that it seems like it has some sort of objective meaning everyone can agree on. This simply isn't true. If you are looking for the 'best' product or service, you have to make sure you pick out something that makes sense in your particular situation. You need to pick something that answers your needs. Otherwise, you are just buying based on someone's definition of 'the best' and this might not be any good when it comes to your actual needs. Make sure you use a practical definition of 'the best' when making buying decisions. Otherwise, you might just regret your decision. This is especially true when it comes to shopping for windows vps hosting services. Keep the following in mind when in the market for windows vps options.
The right customer service
When it comes to windows vps services, customer service matters most. After all, windows vps hosting and related services are all about service quality. You don't want to be stuck with a provider of windows vps hosting that is very flaky, unreliable, or erratic. You need to deal with someone who will get back to you quickly. Depending on your particular needs, you might even need a provider of hosting services which can respond within a few minutes of your service ticket. If you run a website that gets lots of traffic and generates lots of sale, every minute your site is down is a minute you're not making any money. This downtime can take a huge bite off your income or bottom line. This is why you need to deal only with windows vps service providers that can provide the right kind of customer service. Beware of fly-by-night or mom and pop operations that try to hook you on low windows vps pricing. That's the best value they can provide-the low price. With everything else, you are on your own.
The right scalability
You might be content with running a small website. You might have dreams of building a huge online empire. You might be dreaming of something in between. Regardless of your dreams of future scalability, you need to pick a provider of windows vps services who can accommodate your expansion plans. Even if you plan to stay small, you need to do business with a company that can scale up with your needs should the time for expansion arrive. You never know what tomorrow brings. You need to be ready and a contract with a scalable windows vps operation can go a long way in avoiding future surprises and nasty shocks. The last thing you want is to have your growth cut short by infrastructure issues because your hosting provider can't keep up with your company's growth. This would be the worst possible reason. The good news is that most companies that offer or resell windows vps services are pretty scalable. Maybe they aren't directly scalable but their partner or parent company can give you the additional capacity you need to take care of business.
The right add on services
If you don't want to stay on a windows vps program but want to actually have your own dedicated box in the future, you need to make sure that your provider can accommodate. This doesn't just mean having the boxes and bandwidth ready. The service provider must also have the technical and customer support infrastructure to support your expansion. Otherwise, you might be fumbling your way to a larger operation. The more you fumble, the higher the chance your service to your end users might suffer. If you let this happen too often, some of your users might not come back, and your business might suffer a decline. If you don't address this soon enough, your business might suffer a permanent decline in users and page views.
If you want to control your future, you have to plan for your future. Sure, your site might be small right now but there is no better time than now to start planning your expansion. You need to do business with a windows vps company that can support your growth plans-both expected and unexpected. The last thing you want is to paint yourself into a corner with the wrong provider of windows vps services.