Hosting Common Mistakes
Web Hosting Common Mistakes
In the course of doing business, we serve many customers. Likewise,
in doing business, we will also be plagued by different problems.
Following is a list of the common mistakes that different web hosts
tend to commit.
1. Falling For The Price Trap
A website price at a very low rate will generally provide extremely
slow site or common services will be denied because the bandwidth
was maximized. Use your instincts and avoid low-priced websites.
2. Lack of Reseller Research
Reseller hosting is not bad. As a matter of fact, good support
is provided by resellers. However, it will be safe to research your
reseller. They may offer good packages but they may be inexperienced
in other aspects of web hosting. A good reseller must know their
products inside and out.
3. No Clear Definition of Web Site Requirements
List down the resources that your web site will need and add more
as you begin to expand. This facilitates everything when an upgrade
of your website is needed as you can simply discuss them with your
4. Purchasing Hosting In An Auction
Auctioned hosting, to say the least, is not unreliable as it may
seem. However, these hosts have a great deal of terms and conditions
which are usually more than what that regular websites would offer.
As a result, inflexibility of the package may be experienced.
5. Forgiving A Host’s Bad Or Limited Website
Host that do not develop their own informative sites are unlikely
to spend time developing informational site for your website.
6. Putting All The Eggs In One Basket
Putting several sites in a single account may seem like a good
deal. This does not hold true most of the time. When you site is
income-generating, it may not be wise to interconnect them. Chances
are when all your sites breakdown, your income will be lost. Try
to work out with your host about how to spread out the connection
of your sites.
7. Taking Testimonials At Face Value
Not all testimonials are similar or true for customers. Ask the
host if they have a contact of their customers and if you can talk
to them. If the host does not want you to do this, that is a danger
8. Not Keeping A Record Of Their Contact Information
Keeping track of telephone numbers, addresses, contact persons
or e-mail addresses is important. When a problem occurs in your
site or when the system goes down, you can easily talk to the customer
service to troubleshoot the problem for you.
9. Relying On Host Backups
It is advisable to keep a back-up copy of your website. This is
critical in times of emergency.
10. Trusting your host to have the latest software
Viruses and computer hackers can strike anytime. It is always safe
to check the software versions that you are planning to purchase
from your host. Make sure that it is always updated.
About the Author
Michael Colucci is
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