Are you using Windows or Linux? The technologies your website requires will determine the web hosting provider you choose. If your website uses MSACCESS, MSSQL, ASP, or any other Microsoft-related technologies, the best host for you will be a Windows-related webhosting plan. Whether you are on virtual private servers or dedicated servers, choosing the right host for your website will ensure your website runs smoothly.
Bandwidth and disk space also matter when you are choosing a new host. If, for instance, you are using VPS Australia, you need to back up your existing website and download old account files. When downloading files from your VPS, download them in the same tree structure you will need to upload them.
With FTP, it is easy to download and upload files from your old to your new web host. There are some new web hosting providers who do not offer FTP access – especially drag-and-drop web creation services such as WIX and Weebly.
You need to choose a web hosting provider who offers round-the-clock customer support. This way, you will have help when you need it most. A good web hosting provider should offer live chat, ticket system, forums, and other forms of support to you.
You hosting provider should also allow you to scale upwards. If you are using the basic shared hosting plan and you need to upgrade to dedicated servers Australia, the hosting provider should allow that – this way, you do not have to move hosts whenever you need to scale up.