What is the #1 factor that helps you choose a hosting provider? If not listed on the poll, please post below.
That's a good list, thanks for sharingMost important
1 --> Uptime
2 --> Speed
3 --> Security
4 --> Fast support reply
5 --> Reasonable pricing
Also good to have
6 --> Live Chat
7 --> Mobile friendly control panel
8 --> Crypto payment (BTC)
9 --> Regular features update blog
10 --> Active YouTube channel
.. but a warning!
Do not use GoDaddy unless you like paying extra charges, they are charlatans !!
For the most part I don't have anything to do with my hosting company. It's only when something goes wrong that I need to know help is there and they get things sorted quickly.
My hosting offers daily backups at $0.98 a month, and I still haven't taken the offer upBackups are a good thing to check
If you wait until something goes wrong it's usually too late
I learnt that the hard way
Also recommend 2 step verification for security
I moved all my websites to a dedicated server at Hostinger (shameless plug). I learnt about 40 linux commands and somehow, I don't even know how, but everything works perfectly.On the topic of hosting, which VPS do you guys use? I use vultr and never had an issue with them, around $5 a month.