Some other technical considerations: (Forgive the technical jargon – but these points are critically important if you care about your online presence).
Redundancy – Unlike any other web hosting company and most web design or branding agencies, all of our clients websites are hosted on two separate platforms. The main site is always live and available to the world wide web. The other site is a recent clone of your main site and is always in a “standby” state. So, you always have a backup site ready to temporarily take over if something happens to your main site.
DNS Failover – (Okay, we know that is a scary techie phrase) – This simply means we have systems in place that are constantly monitoring your live site and the redundant standby site. If your live site is ever unreachable, our system automatically and temporarily redirects your visitors to your standby site. This allows us to resolve the issue (assuming it does not resolve itself as in a technical internet traffic glitch) without your clients even knowing about your site being down.
Content Delivery Network – (aka CDN) – If your online audience is global and you deliver fresh content with images and video, then your site should be utilizing a CDN. This means that your static content (the content that is always available and does not change) is hosted on web servers strategically positioned in cities and countries around the world so that no matter from where people access your site the content will be delivered to their browser quickly.
Ask your current web hosting company if they offer redundancy, DNS failover & CDN.