When you have a business that revolves around local auctions, you do not need to worry too much about your website going down for a few seconds because all the auctions are done in person. However, if you do online auction hosting, people need a website they can rely on to make their bids. In this case, you simply cannot overlook the quality of hosting as it will determine your success.
Since auctions can end at any given moment, you cannot have your website going down for an unspecified reason as people may be trying to make bids on items throughout the day. Although you cannot expect to never have any downtime at all, a 99.9% uptime is a good percentage to aim for in hosting.
Great Customer Support
If you end up experiencing any problems with your website or hosting, which may happen over the course of several months or years, it is vital to have customer support you can rely on. Ideally, you should have access to customer support that can be reached at any time and in multiple forms of communication. These options will allow you to handle just about any hosting problem in a timely manner.
Plenty of Bandwidth
Since auction websites are different than other websites in the sense that you may have people refreshing certain pages or going to your website a number of times per day, you need enough bandwidth. It is best to keep up with your bandwidth usage as time goes on to keep your website from going down temporarily, but you cannot go wrong with website hosting that provides plenty of bandwidth to begin with.
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