Hosting refers to the space in a server that will hold your content (website / email) while it is served on the Internet. Small companies often choose shared hosting since it is the most cost-effective way to maintain a presence online while not having to administrate the technical aspects themselves. When deciding to choose a hosting plan, always keep in mind the following things:
- The number of websites in the server environment affect the performance of the entire environment. Therefore you want to select always a host company that keeps a reasonable number and reputable quality of websites in their environment. Big host companies tend to over book their space by having sometimes up to 2000 domains or more in a single shared environment and by "borrowing" space while not in use.
- If you develop your website with us, the hosting environment needs a particular configuration that we ensure to all of our clients, however if you select to host your site somewhere else, we may not be able to help you with the configuration of their host. Your website may not work at all or it may not work to its full potential if you select a low quality hosting provider. *Merkados is not responsible in the event that you site doesn't operate properly under those circumstances.
- Because we are in charge of our environment, we can access the server from the backend and make faster changes and updates than if we needed permission from other hosts. It is to be expected to have a higher cost of updates and upgrades to your Content Management System and/or installation of other modules.