Top 5 features of a good web host
Reliable uptime connection.
A minimum uptime rate is 99.5% or around 3 hours of downtime in a month. More than this and you are giving yourself a headache.
Ample storage for your site’s needs.
This can be unlimited storage or a massive and yet defined storage container. This is something that you can easily determine by checking the size of your site’s current folder and then multiply it by 10 since you will be updating, revising and backing up your data.
Not all freebies are created equal. Choose the freebies that are important to your service like free domains, free email accounts and marketing freebies that give you starting ad credits.
Reasonable hosting price.
All of these will be nothing if you cannot afford the hosting package. Make sure you can comfortably pay for your hosting account.
Flexibility in availing add ons.
Your site will grow as you host it and it is important that your web host can keep up with your growth. This may mean getting a much more scaled plan to support your users or having add ons like a security suite, PayPal integration, automated backups and domain privacy features.