The best hosting plan

Sep 09, 2011 Comments Off by

Which is the best hosting company?
This is a question we get asked incessantly!

To provide any sort of rational answer we have to explore some myths.
Contrary to popular belief there is no such thing as ‘the best hosting plan’.
Not all hosting companies are equal, consequently it’s very hard to compare them.

At best, you can compare the services they offer, and at what price. You can also calculate the speed at which you can access files, the up time and the amount of storage available.

But the factors that determine which web host to choose are many and varied.

Factor like;
Support
Costs per month/year
Control panel
Server types
Platform
Storage space
Speed
Free services
Add ons
Limitations on types of domains
Email accounts

Decide which hosting plan is best for you

All of these are important considerations and you have to weigh up the pros and cons before you jump in and sign up.

Before you sign up get a referral or do some online research on the hosting providers vying for your business. Notorious hosting companies leave a really large and ugly footprint on the web. I guarantee you will soon know which ones to avoid.

Search Google for web hosting coupons which can get you a discount when you sign up.

Another important factor is the get out clause. How easy is to grab your files and domains and run if you have a falling out with your current provider?

Some pithy questions once you’ve signed up

Does your provider value your business or is it all about the new customers?
Do you get the support you need when you have a problem?
Is your service reliable?
Are there any special offers when you add new domains?

The new landscape has a silver lining

Some hosting companies are constantly moving with the times and offering new services and solution. If your hosting company does not fall into this category then maybe it is time to move on.

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