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03-10-2003, 01:39 PM #1DavidGuest
I have noticed that they are countless webhosting providers.
Each and every one of these hosters says that they proivde excellent and reliable service.
How does one go about choosing the best webhosing provider? Anything in particular that one should look for?
Can you guys give me some of your feedbacks?
03-10-2003, 01:48 PM #2
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- Feb 2003
Well I would do my homework before making a choice. Cheap doesn't meen good service, but on the same token, cheap does offer great deals. I have been on both sides of the fence and have gotten burned a few times myself. I had an extremly cheap account once, but it was relaible and served it's purpose. One thing you must realize is there is never going to be a perfect host. As you have computer problems and connectivity problems from time to time. So does your host. Various issues arise above and beyond our control many times. I would hope most hosting providers place the customer's best interest first. It does get frustraiting when your site doesn't load, but think how frustraited your host is when there is a problem and he's working on it. For the most part, you won't go wrong with selecting any host to host your content. If your starting out with a new web page, try to go month to month and not a year contract. See how things go the first few months. You may purchase a huge account and never come close to using what your paying for. Then again things may explode, and you will end up needing more bandwidth.
Thats why I say, do your homework and find the best solution to fit your needs. Ask around on boards much like this one to see if anyone has had runins with other companies. A lot of us here may be in competition with each other, but they are all a great group of guys. We all work together and help the community at large out. As far as I'm concerned I recomend anyone on this site you will find.
03-10-2003, 05:07 PM #3eHostSpaceGuest
- based on statistics (% uptime, valueness for money etc)
- support (how fast & quality is the support)
03-11-2003, 03:07 AM #4eHostSpaceGuest
You can ask around in WHT for people's opinions on certain companies
03-11-2003, 12:50 PM #5
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- Feb 2003
Up time is very important, you also have to look around their froums and ask what there general coustomerssay about them."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."
03-11-2003, 05:56 PM #6eHostSpaceGuest
Check out for customers complaints.
03-12-2003, 05:59 AM #7eHostSpaceGuest
You have to understand, people go WHT to complain about how lousy their host can be and not to compliment on how good their host can be. perhaps only in 1 or 2 cases where such a thing happen
03-12-2003, 03:37 PM #8northwindGuest
Try to get client testimonials.
E-Mail them and check their speeds.
Ping their server.
Check if they have a reliability-uptime record for public view.
03-12-2003, 05:45 PM #9eHostSpaceGuest
Just for info, ping is not accurate.
03-12-2003, 10:39 PM #10northwindGuest
In a way it is.
Basically you want to know how the speed will be in your area.
Of course if you have 56k or lower you may high ping result but if you use a program that does this for you that has a fast connection then it is pretty accurate.
Hostpulse.com is a directory where you can test a ip address with their fast connection.