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Thread: The age old question...
06-08-2004, 08:17 AM #1HelenGuest
The age old question...
It's time to as the age old question:
What do you look for in host?
Well, the question is rather general, just looking for everybodies individual answer.
06-08-2004, 08:53 AM #2LippyGuest
I have three main things I look for in a host.
1: Reputaion of realiability
2: The features I need
3: Priced reasonable.
06-08-2004, 10:39 AM #3flumpsGuest
just out of interest did you post this on WHT aswell? because ive seen it on there too :P
06-08-2004, 03:57 PM #4
Originally Posted by Lippy
- Join Date
- Feb 2003
Uptime is another biggy for me, and good support is a must."Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
06-09-2004, 02:10 AM #5
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- Jan 2004
1. realiability... If they arnt realiable then my site wont me so whats the point in having it
2. what i need and like... yeh this is an obvious thing really. If it doesnt have what I need or like then I wont use it
3. What is their support like... I like good support even if i dont use it. I like to know its below me to catch me if I fall. If they talk like a human and actually attempt to help me and teach me what went wrong that is also a bonus.
4. Price - well price doesnt matter for me. Value for money does but I am happy paying a lot of money for a good service.Seeksadmin - For all your administration and security needs.
06-10-2004, 12:16 PM #6webhostecGuest
As a hosting company I can say our hosting is the best
Of course here is my advices when you search a webhost:
- first check the support - I think this is the most important thing.
- next thing is services they offer.
- you must check the load of their servers because this is often a problem if they can't optimize them.
- control panel is another thing that is good to check what they're using for
- another thing is spam and antivirus protection.
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06-23-2004, 01:36 AM #7justin.jGuest
What about Longevity?
Ok...new here and I agree with most of the items posted (uptime, solid pricing, great customer support, balance of features/services, etc.). I looked at all of that as well, but I think there is another factor that people frequently overlook, track-record/longevity. I chose my provider (uplinkearth.com) because of all of those things, and also because they have been in the business a hell of a lot longer than many of the other hosting providers that are out there...
So, to put the ball back into play on this thread, would you choose a hosting provider that costs a bit more and has a 5-7 year track record, or would you go cheaper and go with a provider that has only been around 1-2 years?
06-23-2004, 09:09 AM #8RapidGuest
i agree with justin
but i dont agree with the price structure, i do not think hosts jack up their prices after 7 years (but they could)
when my company hits the 7 year mark i wont say "ok time to raise our prices" if i can offer affordable hosting and make money then thats what i will do, there are many old & experienced comapnies out there that offer cheap prices, low prices do not = newbie
06-23-2004, 10:25 AM #9justin.jGuestOriginally Posted by Rapid
I think that more typically, companies that have been around for a while have a more balanced range of products and a better infrastructure to service their clients.
I know that since I have been with uplinkearth, for example, they continue to add new services but have not rasied their prices. They've put better support systems (self and managed) in place, built up their data center, etc...but again, that what I can say about my current provider. I don't know how others handle it.
06-23-2004, 07:57 PM #10RapidGuest
again i agree with you 100%
its just that sometimes people have what they have, people dont get cheap hosting because the are "cheap" most of the time its all they can afford and have to make due, and i feel bad for them that they give their only little bit of money to some company that has such horrible downtime and problems that it causes them more money in the long run.
And you cant even say its a lesson learned because the main fact is "thats all they can afford"
Now there are the cheap-o's that go for cheap hosting because they are cheap, in that case they will find out real quick that "you get what you pay for"
When looking for a host i look for
support response time
a TOS/AUP that protects me as well as them