Web Hosting - 10 Things To Avoid


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Web Hosting - 10 Things To Avoid

  1. 1. ==== ====For more information and Special Web Hosting Discounts, please check the website below.Thanks.http://webhost.toufangle.com/==== ====1. Very Cheap PricingOk, heres the rub: there are thousands of web hosting companiesout there that have very low prices. The fact is that a cheap webhosting company offering very low rates is doing this for a reason.And the reason is that they are doing a tremendous amount ofvolume. To a cheap web hosting company, you are just a number,especially if you are a small business. Heres something else toconsider: How many other websites will you be sharing your IPaddress with? Youve heard of Spammers, havent you? Well,aggressive spammers generally go with the cheapest web hostingpackage they can find. Why? Because they know that they onlyplan to be in business for a certain amount of time. Did you knowthat spamming can get your site banned by the Search Enginesand your ISP? In short, when you share your IP address with, say,1000s of other businesses, and one of these businesses happensto be a spammer, the entire IP address can, and most often will,be banned by the Search Engines. Then its goodbye, business.You probably wont even know what has happened to make yourtraffic drop so dramatically. On top of all of this, a very cheap webhosting company will generally have very slow servers andcommon services will be denied because there is not enoughbandwidth. You will be doing yourself and your business atremendous disservice by going with a cheap web hostingcompany.2. Limited Room For ExpansionYour online business will almost certainly expand. You should beable to choose from different web hosting packages that will helpyou do this. Even better, the web hosting company should beavailable to consult with you and help you make decisions whenthe time comes. Are they interested in your business, or just yourmoney? One size definitely does not fit all. If the web hostingcompany doesnt understand this, then its time to move on.3. Underdeveloped Website
  2. 2. Web hosting companies should have a well-developed, informativeand easy-to-navigate site. Its that simple. The sites FAQ andHelp features should be visible. Also you should have a way tocontact them, and not just via email. Who has time to wait 24hours for an answer?4. Dubious Claims99.99% guaranteed uptime. How many times have you seen thisclaim? Does it mean anything anymore? The truth is, most webhosting companies claim that they can deliver this. Very few offerreal guarantees in the form of money back or similar guarantees toensure your satisfaction, and gives you alternatives if they dontdeliver. Dont let web hosting companies get away with this.5. Lack of ReferencesA good web hosting company will have a list of satisfied customers,and will welcome your contacting them to get references. Youshould know whom you are going into business with. If the webhosting company refuses your request to check references, keepmoving. Make no mistake about it, web hosting is not just abusiness, it is a partnership. Does the web hosting company thatyou are considering understand that?6. Aggressive Selling TacticsWhen you call the web hosting company for information, are theyconstantly pressuring you to upgrade, buy this, buy that? Doesevery call end with them trying to sell you something? Specifically,are they asking you to pay for a whole year of web hostingupfront? Did you realize that if you do this, and later decide thattheir services are not working for you, your money is gone forgood? Can you afford to do this? Do you want to risk it?7. Bait and SwitchLook at the fine print. Does it say one thing in the headline andanother in the small print? For example, does the web hostingcompany limit the number of emails that you can have and/or sendout at once? Features such as these are critical if your business isgoing to be able to service your customers quickly and efficiently.You dont want to purchase a web hosting package based on apromise only to find out later that there is a catch. In any case,you wouldnt want to trust your business with a web hostingcompany that would do this. Dont just walk away. Run.8. Package/Software Inflexibility
  3. 3. Are the packages that the web hosting company offers limited?Are they able to direct you to the web hosting package that is rightfor your business? Or do they direct everyone to the samepackage? A web hosting companys ability to be flexible should bekey in your decision to either go with them or to keep looking.9. Very Large CompaniesJust because a web hosting company is very large, doesnt mean itis the best. You need to ask yourself if you will get thepersonalized web hosting service that your business deserves, orwill you be just a number.10. Shoddy Customer ServiceA web hosting companys attitude toward customer service is yourindication as to how reliable they are as a company that you areentrusting your business with. Any web hosting company shouldgive you all of their contact information. As a matter of fact, this isa must for any business. Who is answering the phone? Arecording? The Sales Department? No one? Online business runs24/7. These days, impersonal web hosting service cannot be tolerated. You need someone toanswer your questions now. Noone wants to leave a message, or worse yet, receive animpersonal email. The bottom line is that for the most part, all anyweb hosting company really has to sell you is their service. Thatsthe bottom line. If they dont understand that, they shouldnt be inbusiness in the first place.Greg Cesar gets results. Find out how hundreds of webmasters benefit from Gregs web hostingand internet marketing knowledge by visiting his Business Web Hosting website.Greg Cesar is a successful Internet marketer, web designer and web hosting provider with over 10years experience. He specializes in providing innovative web hosting and internet marketingservices that help business owners make more money online. To improve your online businessimmediately and work with someone who understands what it takes to make real money online,visit: http://www.hostpartnerplus.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Greg_Cesar
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