2 Common Mistakes Startups Make When Launching Their First Website

Climbing a mountain demands physical preparation as well as mental preparation. Creating or launching your first business website is very similar. It takes time to learn, practice and experiment in order to launch a successful website.

VirtueNetz understands that young startups are not too keen to invest that much of time in setting up and running a website. Keeping this in view, the Hong Kong-based web development company has chart out two common mistakes that nearly every new startup makes when launching their website.

Counting on Third-Party Sites

You may have seen those advertisements which says “create a new website in just one click”. Fascinating?? Certainly they are. But the truth is most of these ads leads you to blogging platforms such as:

  • Tumblr
  • Blogger
  • com
  • Wix
  • TypePad and etc.

These platforms offer both free and paid plans and manage to attract young startups, especially the ones which have limited budget, but it is best for you to avoid them. Simply for the reason that they are meant for blogging and not for building a business. Furthermore, you cannot do much with the free plan and on top of it their support is terrible. So those who are making use of these free platforms are only setting themselves up for a nosedive.

Opting for Cheaper Hosting Package  

One of the essentials of running a successful website is reliable hosting service. To many it may seem a daunting task, but it in reality that isn’t the case. Your website is like a collection of files if you keep it on your PC – like all the other files –, then only you can access it. However, if you place it on a server, then anyone can open it by connecting via internet.

If you want your visitors to seamlessly access your website, then opt for a good hosting package and not the cheaper one. If your hosting isn’t up to the mark it would be as bad as not having a site. You can find numerous hosting service providers that are offering “100 percent network uptime guarantee”.

This doesn’t mean that they’ll allow your website to have a 100 percent uptime, but certainly it will be close to it. And, if your site goes down, the guarantee will compensate you with hosting credits. Most of all, reputable service providers ensure that their customers get first-rate customer service, so you can restore your site even in the worst-case scenario.