Website hosting is a competitive space. There are so many different website hosting companies on the market – it can be very difficult to choose one that’s right for your site. Surely there are some names that come top of mind when you think about website hosting – however we always recommend going with a local, boutique website hosting company.

Here’s why:

  1. Tailored Solutions. A smaller website hosting shop is more likely to take the time to understand the requirements of your site – i.e. website platform, capacity requirements, security etc. As such, they are able to provide the best hosting package to suit your needs.
  2. Customer Service. When you host larger companies – you are just a number to them. With a boutique company, they greet you by name and really get to know you and your company. Old school business values go a long way.
  3. Communication. When your website is down, you need it back up ASAP – no matter what time of day it is. With larger companies, you often have to wait on hold for 30-45 minutes just to speak to an attendant. Even worse – many of these hosting companies don’t have a phone number, so you have to submit a ticket and wait helplessly for them to get back to you! With a boutique company, you have a direct line or email to contact if there is ever an issue with your site. Someone will be there to assist you right away, there will be no hold time and often they can get your site back up while you’re still on the phone!
  4. Price. Large website hosting companies force you to choose from strict packages that may be too extensive for your needs. Boutique firms often offer more flexible options and will take the time to work with you to meet your specific requirements.

These are just some of the reasons that a boutique website hosting solution is often the best choice for your business.