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08-28-2011, 01:50 PM #1
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- Apr 2011
10 important points to know before signing up to any host
The best Web hosting services host their sites at a remote location with multiple backups. The best also provide dual firewall protection. Web sites hosted in this capacity provide the best protection against a power failure, natural disaster, or identity theft.
1. What security does the service offer?
The amount of storage your Web site host offers is directly proportional to the size of your Web site. More storage, simply, means a larger, possible Web site. Make sure that your web host provides enough space not only to build your current Web site but to expand it in the future.
2. How much storage does the Web host offer?
Technical support is a must and should be readily available. You should not hold longer than two or three minutes. Long hold times mean one of two things: either problems with the product exist or technical support is understaffed.
3. What expertise does their technical support division have?
The right Domain name for your business is one of the most crucial decisions to make When you hit on the right one you want to keep it. Make sure the Web host helps you to do so.
4. Does the hosting company register your Domain name for you?
Search Engine Optimization
To help your search ranking, it is necessary to submit your Web site to search engines, such as Google or Yahoo!.
5. Does the Web hosting package include search engine submissions?
Depending on when you sign and with whom you sign, you may or may not be under contract with your Web Hosting Service.
6. Are you locked into a contract? How long?
7. How does the cancellation policy work?
Look for hidden costs. Companies may low-ball you initially, knowing that they can charge you for additional services later on.
8. What are all of the costs?
9. What are the setup and cancellation fees?
Always compare service providers before purchasing one. In this Web world, buyer beware is true as ever.
10. What makes one service better than their competitor?
08-29-2011, 04:32 PM #2
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- May 2008
This is the same checklist I used before deciding on my current provider. Value is a key point for me. How much I get for how much I pay was crucial in my decision. A 30 day money back trial wasn't bad either. I am glad I made the right decision using this guide.
10-10-2011, 08:43 AM #3
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- Feb 2011
Perfectly post and nice guidance for beginners