How does it feel to invest money in a company to host your website and get ripped off by not getting your money’s worth? Pretty bad, right? Money is not so easy to come by and we at CharityHost do not feel okay when people do not get value for their hard-earned money.
Here is why we are going to show you how you can identify Bad Web Hosting companies before putting your money in their incapable hands.
Even though shared hosting is the most cost-effective plan. it has a myriad of pitfalls. You can get attracted by the price only to lose the money used to purchase the shared hosting as well as money from your business due to its deficiencies.
The deficiencies include but are not limited to slow server time, long hold times when you call support, delayed support staff overseas(China, India because of their low labor cost), hidden costs, no database support, server interruption, and slow email responses.
The reason this type of hosting is very deficient is that when you employ the shared hosting service, what happens is that you rent a space on a computer or server with many other clients whose websites are on that same server. This results in heavy and unhealthy competition for all the benefits the server offers. One way to search for these kinds of hosts on google is by asking if “x” host is oversold. This is usually a good pointer to shared hosting companies.
Turn-Key Host is usually advertised on Television. These companies would take advantage of you in cost because they know the vast majority know absolutely nothing about Webhosting so they charge you for the things that are ridiculous and take advantage of you.
These companies make money from you promising that you can design your website for your business. After payment, they create a website for you and they make everything easy but it is a ruse because you will get slammed.
A lot of hosting companies pay people to give them great and amazing reviews that will enable them to rank high on Google Search. There are a lot of pitfalls to online reviews and you should not take them hook line and sinker. What you should do, however, is to put a call through to their support.
Call it around noon and see how long it takes them to respond to your call. If they pick up the phone quickly, you should be able to get your money’s worth. However, if you are put on hold for 10 – 15 minutes, sorry, not sorry, you are going to be scammed.
If however, you are dealing with a not-so-large web hosting company, you should judge by how well they answer your questions. If possible, get someone with some technical knowledge to join the phone call so they can help you ask the right questions.
You can save money in a lot of ways when getting a web hosting service by searching for coupons and you will be amazed at how much discount you can get. You can also try paying a year or two years upfront to expose you to a lot of awesome discounts. Make sure you do these when you are sure of the web hosting company’s services and capabilities.
Getting your domain name is also as important as setting up with a web hosting service. You should get your domain name sorted out before checking out web hosting services. If you need help with this you can contact us at SpetroHost and we will help you set up both your domain name and web hosting.