Nottingham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 22, 2009 -- Website owners are putting their website's stability and performance at risk by failing to understand how important their choice of web host is according to research conducted by UK web hosting company Heart Internet (www.heartinternet.co.uk). The results of the study found 2 in 3 web site owners (67 per cent) do not consider a reliable hosting platform as the most important element of their website.
The survey, commissioned to provide an insight in to internet user's attitudes towards running a website, found that services displayed (18 per cent), having 24x7 support and technical back up (18 per cent), keeping their readers updated with news (15 per cent) and using the latest technologies (7 per cent) were most considered to be the most important elements of running their own website.
Jonathan Brealey, managing director of Heart Internet said "Because web hosting sits in the background out of sight, site owners can often view the hosting as an afterthought or that all hosting is the same." Jonathan continued "More often than not, attention only turns to hosting when their web host has technical issues or their site outgrows the hosting and they experience down time. Putting your choice of web host at the top of your priority list is essential for the smooth operation of your website".
As one of the UKs leading web host, Heart Internet provides individuals and businesses with everything they need to get their website online including domain names, shared web hosting, dedicated servers and reseller hosting.
For more information visit the website http://www.heartinternet.co.uk