Did You Make A Mistake With Your Current Web Hosting Service And The Facts Needed To Prevent It From Happening Again
Anyone with a webpage or online business knows how important a web hosting service is. The problem is that many people choose the wrong company and end their contract with a bitter taste in their mouth for continuing with their service or online presence. This article will point out the signs of a bad hosting company and tips to prevent it from occurring again. Just because a company has the money to advertise or is large does not mean you will get great service. They want you to upgrade, hope you don’t read the contract and generally count on those additional costs and fees to become even larger. Hopefully this article will allow some awareness and the ability to make an educated choice when it comes to your next web hosting service.
A contract is a contract and unless we are talking about a period where you roll into a new agreement after the term expires, there should be no changes made to a contract no matter what the terms state. Anything can be placed in a contract but it doesn’t make it legal. If your rates are increased due to excessive use beyond the agreement, that is understandable. If the contract changes and fees increase due to lack of use or some similar example, that is not accessible. The contract signed, unless a trial for a period of time, offers you specific options at a set upon price. It cannot change without both parties agreeing to it. Read your terms and conditions carefully, understand the time frame, services to be received and more importantly the pricing. Understanding that which is mentioned above will keep you from becoming a sheep in the wolf’s den.
You should always have an office that allows visitor statistics. This is where you get the data to optimize your site for search engines. Any web hosting company that does not allow this is taking you for your money. Always make sure that your office allows access to all statistics pertaining to your sight even if it’s a search engine spider crawling around. You need this data to enhance your site.
While maintenance can be expected at certain times, your site should never be down for extended periods. This is a case of them not delivering the services you signed up for. Downtime means lost revenue and lack of traffic which affects the goal you have in mind with your site. Look for a host that guarantees up-time and informs you of any impending downtime unless a server crashes to which a backup server should be going in a short amount of time.
Never sign a deal that limits traffic to your site. This is becoming a common problem in order to con people into more expensive packages. You have no control over the popularity of your site and positively speaking you should be allowed to have a million visitors a day. That’s the point of having a site. Bandwidth may be limited which is to be expected based on deals you make, however visitor counts should not affect your contract whatsoever.
This article pointed out a few of the problems people experience with certain web host companies. If you are experiencing any of these issues or simply looking for a hosting company, this article should give you an idea of what to look for to get an agreement that benefits not only the host financially but your site as well.