Web hosting Providers are always expected to be scalable, reliable, secured, maintenance conscious, support accessible and highly technical so as to be able to answer the needs of their clients.
When a hosting company lacks these features and at the same time fails to employ permanent staffs or freelancers that possesses such skills they will definitely perform very awful in the business of hosting, thereby termed as bad by their clients.
For a host to be rated among the top-notched ones they need follow professionally ascertained practices that will enable it provide state of the art services to it’s clients.
One trait common to bad hosting companies is how cheap they make their hosting services to appear, while they are indirectly giving you what you actually paid. Not all cheap host are necessarily bad, but most bad host seems to be listed among the cheapest around, this makes it mandatory for you to make extensive review of a particular host before jumping into their payment page .
This article will serve as a guideline for those seeking for a better hosting company to server their blog and those planning on purchasing a host for their company websites .
Known Reasons While Many Fall for Bad Hosting Companies:
- Very Low Budget
You must avoid being in a hurry when choosing a host for your blog or website, if you are dead broke or on a very low budget you can start up your blog by hosting it on your local machine using wamp server, make your post daily, do all necessary designs and configuration while saving for a better host. Even if you are a student and rely solely on pocket money for your excesses, you can still use this method effectively while gradually saving for a better hosting company that will always stand the test of time .
- Too much Publicity
It is a known fact that this cheap sulky hosting companies spends more money on sponsored review, advertisement and link building than they spend maintaining their hosting servers. Most of them even spend double of the money that would have gone into improving their hosting equipment and data centers in needless adverts splattered everywhere, this in turn gives them popularity of some sort making it easy for young bloggers to get trapped in their cheap adverts and paid review .
This is another factor that makes people fall for this type of host too, they never know there is such thing as good and bad host and as such will lay their hands on any when the opportunity comes. Most of this hosting companies also run free give-away in some popular blogs getting some ignorant nobs trapped in the process.
- Recommendation By Others
Some of us do not know there was such thing as affiliate when we started out and was easily deceived by friends who gave us their affiliate links instead of listing out the good features of the said host for us. Most bloggers are desperate for making money and will easily give out their affiliate links when contacted for recommendation.
Signs that Tells you that a Host Could be a Bad One :
- Too Many Sponsored review
This is one of the easiest signs to spot out a host that will chunk dry your valuable time and effort in the future. After all they ‘ve got experts in their sales and marketing department who already knows how difficult it could be making huge sales without huge positive reviews in top blogs around. When all reviews that shows up on your search result when making a search for the said host is from known sites that offers sponsored review for a fee, it is a bad sign and should raise a red flag in your mind for such host. Certainly not only popular host with millions of review are the best, still yet many new hosting companies usually pay money to get some positive review in top blogs, get hooked on with your personal discretion when starting out on such host .
- Bad Support
Many of us do not know how to search intensively before choosing a host, do not just enter “hosting company name good or bad” or “hosting company name sulks or rocks” when making a review search for the hosting company you plan using, rather use keywords like “hosting company name support, awesome?” or “hosting company name features and downtime” this will enable you search for specific terms you are looking out for in a perfect host. If they ‘ve got bad support team, you need run as far as possible to avoid future heart break.
- They Offer Free Plans
Not all free hosting company is bad but most of them will always come after you when your site starts getting popularity. The bad aspect of it is that they may not offer you a one time upgrade plan, but will like to build a money making scheme on the success of your site.
- Overall Reputation and Features
If your review shows that the hosting company overall reputation is very low or do not offer the features they promised on registration, it is good enough reason for you to run too far away from them
- Price, Downtime Disk-space and Bandwidth allocation
It is better to pay a honest higher fee for a good host than pay some hidden fee for a host that will not make their pricing coherent enough for newbies to understand . Always make review about hidden fees and adherence to their refund policies before placing an order. Falsified Up-time, disk-space and bandwidth allocation is one of those things this bad host uses to trap new victims to their sulky hosting services. Always ask them during the life chat section to categorically explain their disk and bandwidth policy for you before making any order ‘cos most of them promising you unlimited disk-space and bandwidth are only using it as a marketing strategy and would never keep to it.
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