To err is human, so making mistakes is evident while doing something for the first time. However, not all mistakes are acceptable and some are too costly to compensate. For example, making mistakes while purchasing a new web hosting subscription is one such mistake that can make your website business miserable for a long period of time and cost a lot of money; yet generate not much satisfactory revenue. In order to avoid such unwanted mistakes, it’s vital to have the knowledge beforehand. Both technical and business related issues have to borne in mind.
Looking for the highest Ranking Web Hosts
Unfortunately, everything seen on the internet can barely be believed. The internet is full of ‘top’ stuffs, articles and blogs vouching for a particular group of companies who claim those to be the best in the industry. There are interesting offers, most like delicacies that you might even slurp over. But not everything is as delicious as they appear in the photographs, neither is these web hosting companies. If you start searching for a top web host in the search engines and go with the flow, most likely you are going to end up with disheartened. Instead, make a shortlist of your own, go through each of their official websites instead of some affiliate marketers’ sites and pick your own perfect plan.
Inexpensive and Unlimited Web Hosts
There is no free lunch – that’s just not a mere theory in economics. Instead, it’s more of a reality. Paying only a few bucks each month, most likely even less than $10 can’t technically bring you unlimited free hosting. There will be a money making factor for the web hosting company one way or another, but the portion you get is lot less than theirs. No unlimited storage is actually unlimited; no unlimited bandwidth is ever unlimited either. Any human made hardware setup has own limits which can’t be pushed off! Most unlimited bandwidth offers are bound to FUPs so look carefully.
Priority for Price over Anything
Costing is important, but not over quality. Inexpensive packages look impressive in bare eyes, but deep down the quality is highly compromised. A lower priced plan will cut cost on the startup, and cut an even bigger amount of your revenue. On the other hand, most costly companies appear mean with their plans in the beginning but their returns are just too generous.
Not Going Through the Terms of Service
Admit it, you haven’t ever gone through any Terms of Service agreements that came with software or other IT related stuff. Most people just agree to a bunch of documents without even knowing what’s in them. Chances are, the inexpensive hosting plans you have purchased have mentioned all their drawbacks in their ToS paper and you haven’t read them, yet agreed to them. This implies – you can’t even sue those companies for your loss because you agreed to everything in the first place.
Longer Time Subscriptions
In the virtual world, withdrawing an agreement is easy. There’s no reason to sign up with a web hosting company for a whole year without even knowing their service and strategies. Instead, go for a plan that’s designed for starters with a cash refund offer. If things go right, upgrade to a full plan and if not, ditch the provider – it’s that simple.
Above mentioned are the most common types of mistakes made while choosing a web hosting service for the first time. Learning through mistakes is good though, but we wanted you to save you some money.