Any choice is difficult if to come down to the point heedlessly. If you wonder how to make a right choice of a hosting and on a budget, the following publication is for you. Make a list of hosting providers you got interested in.
Query your friends and co-workers about it but keep in mind that your web projects might have different requirements for a hosting.
Make a research on hosting comments at special website portals. Take into account that satisfied customers, as a rule, keep silence while unsatisfied customers act more actively.
Learn thoughtfully all the described downsides, let alone pay attention to the reaction of a hosting provider (in case there is any). Sometimes, on the ground of a comment left by a customer it becomes clear that his or her expectations were inadequately set too high. Some remarks make it possible to reveal big problems in work of a chosen hosting.
Pay attention to statistics of domain names. Every provider has DNS servers of their own where domain names of customers are delegated. Overall size of a company can be evaluated and to understand what market segment it covers.
The more domain names a hosting provider has, the more customers it has. On one hand, it means a great experience, stability, on the other hand – do not count on response time, agile processes and personal approach for sure.
What is to be brought to notice?
• Let us assume that you compared prices with your possibilities and then hew away all the incorrect versions. Go to an official hosting portal and look through the latest news. Whether a service is alive. In case a hosting provider to make the quality better, add some new opportunities and services – it means it is going to work for long and interested in its customers.
• If there is a trial period. Even if you chose for your site a cheap hosting, take a trial period. In case there is no such a service, look for more. Worthy and respectable hosting providers have no doubts as for services of their own and are not afraid of testing.
• Make a research on accessible data about a company and its services. The most important issues. Where a data processing center is located? What a storage server configuration is? What limitations are there on hosting? What virtualization technology is used? If there is a repayment of money.
• In case you decided on a small company, check for sure whether it resells some other company`s service. It is possible to ask about it directly and to check on your own. Ask customer support for customer server IP-address and try to run a whois command. IP diapason should necessarily belong to the chosen hosting provider. Let it be a small but still a guarantee of the company`s seriousness.
Sometimes hosting providers do not provide with a trial period not only because of fear to lose a client right after testing. Unfair clients may spam, post virus and phishing pages, troll customer support services, create a heavy load on a system with different synthetic tests, post illegal content, etc.
In particular, due to this many hosters do not provide with a trial period. Nevertheless, due to good websites engine cracking, a lot from the above is done more often than through a trial period. In addition, “nasty” users happen to be out there quite seldom and risks are always to be decreased inputting limits for mail and post moderation of a content.
Far from every user leaves after a trial period because they did not like something. As a rule, a user simply does not need hosting right away. S/he just want to play. Luckily, you, as a customer, has a wide choice and you can always find a hosting with a trial period.
What tariff plan to choose? The best way to choose a tariff plan is to chat with a customer support center. Tell about your wen resource and plans of its development for the next half a year. Thus you will get an idea of the general level of service at the same time.
The choice is made. What to do next?
So, you have finally found a hosting of your dream. Take a trial period, ask customer support questions, check out personal account interface and control box.
In case you have a website of your own, ask customer support to re-locate it and to set it for work on another hosting. Look at workers reaction, how soon a query is accomplished, style of communication, attention for details. Try to ask some extraordinary question and then to see how soon a response will come.