Five Characteristics of a Good Website (and How Dedicated Hosting Can Help You Achieve Them)

May 2022

In many ways, your website serves as the face of your business, providing visitors with all the information they need about your offerings in one convenient place. Unfortunately, this also means that a bad website can also leave a negative impression on visitors and potential customers.

So, how can you make sure your website is serving your clients? There are a few characteristics your site should demonstrate to meet and exceed your audience’s expectations.

1. Comprehensive Security

With so many threats lurking around the web, having a secure website is more important than ever. This is especially vital, though, if your site collects any personal or sensitive information from its visitors. Data can include anything from email addresses to credit card numbers and billing addresses. Making sure you’ve taken every step to secure your website will give your visitors greater peace of mind and protect your business from the devastating aftermath that can come from an online security breach.

2. Lightning-Fast Speeds

Today’s web users expect sites and pages to load quickly. If your site’s pages are sluggish, there’s a good chance your visitors will leave (and possibly never come back). When was the last time you checked your website’s page-loading speeds? Now is a good time to see where you stand and make improvements to speed up your page-loading times as needed.

3. User-Friendly Design

When visitors come to your site, they expect to find the information they need quickly. A user-friendly, intuitive design with a clear menu and navigation makes this possible. Ensure that users can easily navigate your site to find key information about your services or products, your company, and how to contact you.

4. SEO-Optimized Content

Following search engine optimization (SEO) best practices when creating content can help your site rank higher on the search engine pages. This, in turn, makes it easier for potential customers to find your business. SEO-optimized content can include anything from blog posts and landing pages to meta tags and more.

5. Reliable Uptime

There’s no overstating the importance of uptime on your business website. Even a small amount of unexpected downtime can have devastating consequences, often resulting in lost profits and revenue. Likewise, if somebody attempts to visit your website and sees that the server is down, there’s a good chance they won’t be coming back.

How Can a Dedicated Server Help?

So, what can you do to make achieving all of these characteristics easier? Try switching to a dedicated server. With a dedicated server host, you’ll enjoy a wide range of security features to protect your site and its data. Meanwhile, dedicated servers enhance reliability and page-loading times, so you can avoid costly downtime while making sure visitors can easily get around your site.

Ready to Invest in a Dedicated Hosting Plan?

If you don’t already have a dedicated server for your site, ReliableSite can help you get set up. Contact us today to choose your hosting plan or for more web hosting tips to make your life easier.