At some point or another, we have all had a thought that a seemingly small decision we make will not significantly impact other parts of our lives. For example, I decided one day that it didn’t matter all that much if I decided not to save my work on a big final paper I was working on in college because I planned on waking up early to finish it, and I wasn’t going to close my computer anyway. Well, at some point in the night, my computer decided that it was time to run updates and restart, and when I woke up around 6:30 to write my conclusion on that nine-page paper, the progress I had made was entirely gone. Because I had made a sloppy and hasty choice that I figured would be inconsequential, I had no backup when things went wrong. Like my quick decision, making a hasty decision regarding where to host your website can ultimately impact many things if and when something goes wrong.

Your decision on where you host your website directly affects the security, speed, and performance of your site. When your website is hosted on a server that is overcrowded and loaded to its capacity with websites that are hogging bandwidth or disk space, the speed of your website can be dramatically slowed down due to no fault of your own. This can be a problem, as a slow website risks sending you down the search engine result pages rather than propelling you upward. Shared hosting on a crowded server can also negatively affect the security of your website. If another website on the server is hacked or its data is otherwise compromised, yours could easily be affected too. Features such as two-factor authentication, firewall, and backups can help protect your website. Speed and security factor into your website’s performance. If it is slow or there are security issues, your website is not performing at the level you should be aiming for.

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