We optimize a lot of websites, and one of the most common things we run into with our clients is substandard hosting. Many of our clients are still with the same hosting company they had when they started their business years ago. Some have just started and decided to go with whatever company came up first when they searched Google. Unfortunately, there are a lot of hosting companies with old hardware, out-of-date technology, and less-than quality customer service. In this post we’ll go over the different types of hosting, things you should look for in a host, and some of our recommendations.