What Do You Look For in WebHosting?

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Just out of curiosity for those with websites.

1. What do you look for in a webhosting? And whats the most important thing ?
2. How much do you pay a year? and do you know what you get for it?
3. Would you be willing to move if you see anoher deal or is it something you just kinda do 1 time and leave it there?
4. What is your website about?
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Support, support, support. Especially on the weekends when it seems that whatever can go wrong will.

    I finally went with managed WP hosting through a WF member and I have not had a outage since. Plus, if something in WP goes haywire, the guy is a genius and very fairly priced, especially for his level of expertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    1. What do you look for in a webhosting? And whats the most important thing ?

    Big fan of about 100% up time, compassionate support and lightning fast speeds.

    2. How much do you pay a year? and do you know what you get for it?

    Decent chunk of change. Not much though. I get a VPS, which means a really fast blog.

    3. Would you be willing to move if you see anoher deal or is it something you just kinda do 1 time and leave it there?

    I am happy so no need to change hosts.

    4. What is your website about?

    How to become a successful blogger.

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  • Profile picture of the author romon132
    10 Things to Look for in a Web Hosting Service

    1. Support
    2. Parking Service
    3. Backup
    4. Uptime Guarantee
    5. Accessibility
    6. Blogability
    7. To Share or Not to Share
    8. Watch for Add-ons
    9. Scalability
    10. Exit Strategy
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  • I always look for a good service with a reasonable price. The most important thing is that the system is reliable and the customer service is good. I currently pays around $3.95 per months on the starter package. If my site develops,I will consider upgrading, but so far for a newly started website, I wouldn't like to pay more than $50 per year. For the base price, I get a shared hosting service and I get to host 1 website, and it can handle unlimited traffic. I will be willing to move if I see another legit service because I would like to try out as many service as possible. Originally, I was with another hosting service which I was very happy with, but I switched because one, I'm curious, two, this service is award-winning and specifically recommended by WordPress so I thought it was reliable enough. My website is a blog and soon I want to expand a store on it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
      It seems most people want to support and reliability and uptime rather than the amount of gb and mb you get in the package!!!
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    Its hard to compare webhosters by their websites and offers.
    I usally read a lot of reviews about each and every one of them before I even sign up. A lot of time I ask friends in the area, because there are some really bad hosters out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author redone111
    The most important is the uptime and support because this what make your blog work perfect
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    1. What do you look for in a webhosting? And whats the most important thing ?


    Reliability and data center location.



    2. How much do you pay a year? and do you know what you get for it?



    I'm using a high level VPS, so it's really cheap, Soon though I'll have to go clustered dedicated servers, bi-coastal load balanced, with fall over. When that happens it will get pricey, but still just an insignificant portion of revenues.



    3. Would you be willing to move if you see anoher deal or is it something you just kinda do 1 time and leave it there?


    A better deal is is not what's important. Having qualified staff that can fix a problem, having load balanced bi-coastal data centers to cut international transit times and massive redundancy, these are the issues.



    Each of us are going to answer based on our needs.



    Like Ryan running his blog on VPS when most run it on a shared environment. Smart. He doesn't mind paying a little more, but he gets a wicked fast site that Google and his readers love.



    We all need different things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

    Just out of curiosity for those with websites.

    1. What do you look for in a webhosting? And whats the most important thing ?
    2. How much do you pay a year? and do you know what you get for it?
    3. Would you be willing to move if you see anoher deal or is it something you just kinda do 1 time and leave it there?
    4. What is your website about?
    I look for 24/7 technical support, uptime, and a very simple control panel to access site files - and to use FTP. My current web host charges me $20/month. I'm happy with the price because they give me everything that i could ever want and need. Even if another webhost was being praised highly by people online... i would still stick with my current webhost. My website is about internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    A Good Web hosting company provides you robust server and quality customer support service with 100% network up-time. We hosting industry is overcrowded and finding a right web host is very difficult job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    1. What do you look for in a webhosting? And whats the most important thing ?

    I personally look for the best bang for the buck. So if I can find a good host, who still offers stellar support (even at 3 in the morning) then I've found my match.

    2. How much do you pay a year? and do you know what you get for it?

    I'm honestly not sure, honestly I pay probably less than a few hundred dollars per year for all of my domains and web hosting. There are of course other "features" that I don't really pay much attention to, to be honest. (I run a few WordPress blogs).

    3. Would you be willing to move if you see anoher deal or is it something you just kinda do 1 time and leave it there?

    I have no reason to switch at the moment. My website is up 99% of the time, at a good price, and the support is always rock solid.

    4. What is your website about?

    I have a few blogs in different non-fiction niches. (Mostly on the topics of marketing, email marketing, online teaching, publishing, and things of that nature).
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  • Profile picture of the author amit3302
    THere are many factors that are to be kept in mind for a web hosting like speed, support, accessibility, security, backup etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lovelace
    1. I look for a service that is dedicated to the customer's well being. 100% uptime, customer support is a must, and a user friendly interface for ease of navigation and implementation.

    I would have to say customer support is top of my list as the most important.

    2. I pay $30 / mo. ($360/yr) for a VPS. I mostly just use the cpanel, which I interact with the domain portion and files section of it mostly. I tend not to pay attention to the rest.

    3. Once I choose a provider, I am pretty much staying there, unless something bad happens and out weighs the benefits of staying with them.

    4. My website is about Internet Marketing, specifically showing others the blueprints I have used to make decent money.
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