To ensure that your website works consistently, it is vital to select an efficient web hosting service. Due to the availability of many providers this task usually becomes complicated.
Therefore, it is crucial to take precautions, while selecting an ideal and affordable web hosting company, so as to attain the most effective results.
Mistakes to avoid
Avert from free or cheap offers
Besides cost there are many other criteria to consider. First is to avoid selecting free or cheap web hosts. Nothing is for FREE, so make sure the stipulations that accompany this offer.
No or low cost deals may require you to agree on placing third party ads on your site, which may annoy or distract your audiences.
Instead of creating a proficient and positive image for your brand, it may possibly result in loss of integrity and name. Your website gets flooded with advertisements and visitors shall never return.
Educate yourself about hosting services
There are plethora of hosting services and in order to make an educated choice, you need to be aware of what goes behind the scene when hosting a website. A good place to start is to head to hostingwiki.org and find in-depth articles about hosting and related information.
Turn away from free bonuses
Some shared web hosts provide free domain name, site building tools, website transfer, and other nice features. Free bonuses are convenient but you will need to read the ‘renewal fees’.
The provider grants you first year domain usage free, however the next year you will need to pay.
Selecting shared package is subjective. It is necessary to spend time considering the features necessary for your website and prioritize them.
Never get attracted to ‘unlimited’
The word ‘unlimited’ is tricky. It is posted in big and bold letters but as you dig deeper, you will learn the actual meaning of ‘unlimited’.
Actually, unlimited hosting means limited. In physical world, it is not possible to build unlimited CPU and RAM or have a limitless semiconductor. In addition, to get unlimited bandwidth with limited cables transporting data around the world is totally impractical.
Read the fine prints and you will find information of the percentage of bandwidth and space that will be actually available.
Understanding the limits of provided bandwidth and space is vital because if your use is near this limit then you will suddenly find yourself without a host or need to shut down your site for some time.
Avoid selecting a new company
Some offers may seem best on the paper, but basically they are the worst ones, which come from new hosting providers.
They are desperate to sign customers for their new company and offer all types of software, perks, freebies, exciting deals, and attractive prices to attract you.
Sadly, their inexperience catches them unexpectedly and they hit the wall in some months.
With great offers plenty of customers sign up and the resources of the new company cannot handle the load. The server crashes because users take full advantage of the best features provided.
The new web host is unable to get grip on the situation. No one will desire to have their website fall victim to downtimes, server crashes and more, but would rather select an experienced web host, who has a plan B for handling usage growth spurt.
In addition, it is necessary to check the security and protection feature. Avoid hosts that do not employ SSL system. Read reviews and comments on the quality of customer service provided.
A costly service does not announce high quality customer support and best features. Precautions are better instead of paying an inefficient and unreliable web hosting service.
4 thoughts on “Mistakes to Avoid While Seeking Web Hosting Services”
A quite informative article. Thanks for sharing it with us. Every newbie should have a look at these points before going for a hosting company. I did the same mistake and bought my primary domain as free bonus and later I found out it’s renewal fees is damn too high as compared to other hosting companies.
Completely agree with the mistakes which you have mentioned above. These are the most common mistakes which people make while choosing web host for their website.
We can’t deny that a web host is the backbone of every successful website. So we should always take care of it. Little mistake may leads huge loss.
Most of the beginners think that If a web host is giving FREE Web Hosting to them then they would be the right web host for them which isn’t right. It is a fact that nothing comes FREE in this world so people should understand it and should always choose the web host wisely.
I am glad that you have listed the major mistakes which will help us to avoid them when we will purchase web hosting.
Thanks for sharing such a nice article. 😀
Firstly thanks for your superb post.
My problem is confusion between two hosts. I want to host my two domains and finding a multiple domain hosting service so that i can host my both of the domains and also can able to host my upcoming domains in future . I can’t understand which company i select.After lots of wandering over the internet and people’s suggestions i’m confused over Hostgator and Bluehost.
Both of the sites are claiming that they will give me unlimited domain hosting, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited space.But after reading your post i get to know that there is no unlimited like thing in hosting field but as there services looks reasonable and after talking to their customer representatives , i think to give a try to there services
Sometime i think as hostgator has indian customer support service and also they have toll free no,, they are better than bluehost which has only us based customer support office and also their customer support is not as responsive as hostgator. but my friend told me that hostgator is not good for their services.
Is his saying true?
One more problem is that as i’m beginner in the field of web development i’m thinking of a website builder coming with most of the hosting providers. but when i talk to hostgator customer representative they said they haven’t any kind of host builder… but when called them the next day an another representative of hostgator told me that they do have a website builder. i’m totally confused by their two faces words, sometimes “yes” and sometimes “no”.
It will be better if you’ll tell me the real fact of hostgator that do they have website builder or not..
and want a final conclusion from your side.What do you think which provider is good for me?
Having reliable and trusted web host is the most important thing for any website because It handles the whole website traffic. If the web host isn’t trusted then It could lead in huge loss for the website.
Above mentioned web hosting mistakes are very much common which many people make specially newbies because they don’t have enough knowledge about web hosting and that’s why they don’t understand the importance of it.
Many newbies don’t afford a web hosting plan when they start their very 1st website and they look for the free hosting. When someone offer them free web hosting then they don’t miss that opportunity and grab it. It is the most common mistakes which newbies should avoid because FREE web hosting isn’t that much effective and strong.
I am glad that you have explained about all the big web hosting mistakes so that people can get aware of these mistakes and also can avoid them.
Thanks a lot for covering this article. 😀