The Most Common Web Hosting Issues

If you want to excel in the marketplace, there is no way that you can escape the fact that you need to be present in cyberspace. Social media is one way to accomplish this goal.

Having a YouTube channel helps out tremendously too.

But one of the absolute most effect ways to make people aware of the services that you have to offer while drawing more traffic to your business or areas of expertise is to have your own website.

This means that you’ll need to have a web host.

If you get a good one (one that’s reliable, professional and cost-effective), then it can be a great experience because a great web host company seamlessly grows as you do.

Unfortunately, there are also a lot of web hosting companies out in internet world that can prove to be problematic.

In seeking out the best web hosting company for your website, below are some of the most common issues that you should look out for before ordering a subscription:

Do your own research.

A lot of times, people will go with a web hosting service based on what a friend of theirs is using; however, their company may have different needs than you do.

So, it’s a really good idea to jot down things about your own website beforehand like how interactive your website will be and the services that you need a web host company to personally provide you with.

Then, you can make a more educated decision based on that kind of list. While we’re on this topic, make sure that you go with a company that discloses contact information other than an email address along with all of the services and packages that it provides.

Check into the bandwidth.

The amount of bandwidth that you would need for a personal website is very different than what you would require for an entire company.

Sometimes, as your needs expand (literally), certain web host companies are not able to meet this specific expectation. It is definitely something that you should discuss with a customer service agent before making a purchase.

Ask about their upgrading plan.

Speaking of meeting specific needs, unfortunately, there are plenty of web host companies that are far more proactive about locking you into a subscription than assisting you with any changes that you may want to make once you have one.

No matter how great of a deal it may initially seem financially, if you can’t change a subscription or upgrade your services, then you didn’t get much of a bargain; that’s more like a headache because the time that it takes to get all of that resolved is time that is keeping you from providing your website with the additions that it deserves.

Bluehost is actually one website that it set up to bypass a lot of these issues.

However, with whatever company that you decide, avoid selecting one that has a lot of “upgrade red tape” or one that charges you more “green” to do so.

Look into the security issues.

One of the worst things that can happen to any website is that it gets hacked or a virus is found on it. Both of these can be directly attributed to a breach in security.

Some companies may offer a full-proof security service in order to get your business, but you’d be amazed how many of them cannot actually back their word up. Look for assurances like praises from other companies and money-back guarantees when it comes to accepting security promises.

Be clear about your bill. Cable and mobile companies aren’t the only ones that are known for inflating a bill from time to time.

Whether it’s your monthly/quarterly/annual service, your domain name or any other kind of web host feature, make sure to check your account on at least a bi-monthly basis.

It would be a shame to be kept out of your own website or to have it shut down due to a non-payment charge that you never agreed to in the first place!

Evan Fischer
Evan Fischer is a freelance writer and part-time student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. He enjoys writing about the latest tech news for a variety of companies and discovering new and innovative gadgets.
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