I don’t know about you, but I mostly use the internet from my smartphone. Actually, I probably do know about you. Most people in the world now use the internet from their smartphone, more so than from any other device. Unless we have to do work or other creative endeavors that require a laptop’s functionalities, smartphones are more than good enough for online use.
However, not every web designer seems to have gotten the memo. I see way too many sites that just don’t render well on smartphones. This is because the website was built using a computer and designed with computers in mind. Many web builders give you the ability to easily see how the site will render on different platforms, but not everyone puts in the effort to essentially build two different websites.
One of the important factors to take into consideration when building a website that renders on smartphones is the hosting you use. Here is how you can find the best hosting sites for iOS-friendly web pages.
Look for reliability
Your first priority when choosing a web hosting for iOS or any other platform is reliability. A hosting service needs to be reliable at least 99% of the time. Downtime will inevitably happen. It is unavoidable on occasion. But that should be the extremely rare exception that proves the rule.
Choose web hosting that has an excellent record of reliability and consistency. Make sure that customers are happy with customer service, as when things do go wrong, this is going to be essential. The last thing you want when running a website is for your hosting to be down and unable to contact anyone at customer support. It makes you feel totally helpless.
Chances are that when you design your website for the first time, you’re not quite sure where it’s going to go. Everyone wants their website to be successful, whether in a particular niche, locally, or globally, but most people begin unsure of whether they’ll reach more than a handful of people. Unless you already run a successful business and are simply translating that to a web presence, you can never be sure.
This is why adaptable plans are necessary. Especially when running the mobile version of your site, a plan that does not accommodate the amount of traffic you’re getting will let you down completely. If visitors make it to your site, it will be an unnavigable mess.
While you may want to start with one of the cheaper plans on a shared hosting basis, make sure that the hosting service you’re using has the ability to upgrade you seamlessly. When your audience blows up, you want to be able to take full advantage. The last thing you want is for all of your new visitors to get lost in the ether.
Finally, it is always important to look at customer reviews before you commit. A service’s marketing team may be top class, but they cannot determine whether customer reviews will be good. If customers hate a service, then no matter its advantages, stay away. In this case, the customer truly is always (or at least usually) right.