Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Cloud Hosting Service Provider

    Cloud hosting is one of the hottest topics at the moment with both small and large organizations using it to achieve business success. However, to get the most out of cloud hosting, you need to have the needed skills and experience. It is for this reason that most companies decide to seek the help of a Cloud Hosting service provider if they are to handle any competition that comes their way hassle free. Despite this, they still end up failing to get the most out of cloud hosting. In this post, we are going to examine some of the mistakes to avoid when choosing a cloud hosting service provider.

    • Selecting the Wrong Service Provider

    One of the biggest mistakes that business owners make is selecting the wrong service provider. This happens when you choose the first company you come across without short listing and researching. Before opting to work with your selection it would be better to determine whether they are worth relying upon. This will mean carrying out a background check or even finding out what out other business owners are saying regarding the service provider. You can then use this information in making a well-informed decision.

    • Leaving the Responsibility of Security on the Provider

    Handing over the entire security to the service provider might end up costing you big time. Keep in mind that there is no custom-made security feature designed for a single client except if you are regarded as a bigwig.  Make sure you know everything pertaining to the various security features provided by the company. In addition, you need to be fully aware of the level of privacy, access control and corporate supremacy offered by other vendors serving the industry. It is then that you are destined to get good value for your money.

    • Know Your Data Location and Every Law Governing it

    In most cases, the service provider will be situated in a different location while at the same time having their physical data-centers in a totally different location. To make matters worse, the laws governing the place where your data resides may not be so compulsive. You should therefore try to keep your data in varied locations and compare and contrast to check whether it will be stored successfully. Furthermore, you must know all the laws that govern it before doing anything else.

    The Bottom Line

    These are just but some of the common mistakes you need to avoid when choosing a cloud hosting service provider. Take your time in examining all the companies at your disposal before making the decision to settle on one. For those who are still finding it hard, then it would be better to seek the help of your friends, colleagues or other professionals. Try to learn from their mistakes if you are to avoid facing the same issues again. Remember you are paying for the cloud hosting services and hence you need to get the very best.


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