Friday, March 31, 2017

How to Choose the Right Web Host for Your Small Business



When it comes to hosting your small business website, you may be struggling with all the different options available to you. There are lots of different types of hosting, many companies and varying price ranges too.

In this article we are going to take a look at the main differences between the types of hosting packages on offer so that you can find what works best and what to avoid with your business. Hosting is one of the most important things when it comes to actually turning visitors into customers as a website that is down all the time or slow won’t result in any business at all, so it pays to be prepared.



There are four main types of hosting on offer:


Dedicated

This is your high end hosting designed for websites with thousands of visitors every single day and heavy users. This basically means users that are downloading music, videos or even just watching videos directly on your website in large volumes. Most small businesses won’t need this level of hosting, but it is worth keeping in mind for if your website does get a lot of traffic later on.

VPS

FDC VPS servers are probably your best bet when it comes to hosting for your small business. They provide all the speed, site loading, and SEO (search engine optimization) benefits, and are safe and secure too. Plus VPS servers don’t cost the earth like dedicated servers do, yet they still provide the flexibility to upgrade if your usage does increase or you notice your site is getting a little sluggish to load.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Make a Big Leap with Commercial Property for Your Business



For small business, big leaps mean the difference between propulsion and stagnation. No matter how stringent a bean counter you are, a business stuck in one place will inadvertently head for the financial gutter. Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, as Steinbeck and Burns would agree – but without taking an occasional leap of faith your enterprise is bound to falter.

This isn’t an original viewpoint. In many ways, it’s the foundation upon which capitalism is built. So when you’re a small business, what are some of the bigger choices you’ll have to make?



For a start, you’ll eventually have to consider moving into a commercial property.

Large number of SMEs begin online, whether it’s as a highfalutin media agency or a clothing shop selling bespoke sweaters. But when you’re an up and comer in the marketplace, you’ll eventually need a more professional location than your living room.

Just think – would you really want to entertain high-rolling clients from the dinky kitchen in your home?

Shell out and enjoy


But a new premises is a big purchase. Generally, you’ll be locked into a lease for at least 12 months, and you’ll have to shell out to refurbish your new workspace.

The potential for success, however, far outweighs the cost. A workspace, whether it’s a retail outlet or a small office, is a hub of productivity that’ll motivate you far more than working on your laptop in your bedroom.

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