Each and every day, the web gets flooded with a million and one complaints from those that have signed up for a year-long hosting package and realised by day three that they made a big, big mistake. Sadly, in about 99% of such cases the fault is that of the disgruntled party and really they have nobody to blame but themselves. The reason being that they feel foul of one of the most stupendous mistakes of all that can result in a pretty irritating bind for those concerned.
Form over Function
First and foremost, don’t buy into any web hosting provider just because it seems to have the prettiest corporate website you’ve come across in a while. This is often no reflection at all of the products on offer or the services they provide – it could in fact be hiding a multitude of sins. As such, no matter how flashy the visuals are or how impressive the overall look, be sure to look much deeper into the packages on offer and what kind of value for money you can expect. And what’s more, don’t overlook the importance of feedback.
Cost Over Quality
In a similar vein, there’s no such thing as a bargain in the web hosting world if said bargain means sacrificing quality. This happens so often – a buyer sees the package they think might just do the trick and are swayed not by what it promises, but instead by its price. Sure, they end up with a super-affordable contract, but at the expense of a hosting account that’s actually worth anything to them at all. There’s no such thing as a free supper in this industry and when a price looks too good to be true, it probably is!
The “I’ll be the judge of that!” Attitude
So, the feedback says that the hosting packages are garbage and the reviews speak ill of the service team – why do you therefore insist on giving them a chance? This again is such a common approach where folk decide for whatever the reason to go against the grain and find out first hand just what all the fuss is about. And when they find out in the most painful way possible, they come out with an egg on their face and a hole in their pocket. If the feedback is warning you to stay away, it’s probably for a reason.
Paying In Advance
Last but not least, the only way you can ever find yourself wishing you’d never paid for a year in advance is by making the prime mistake of actually paying in advance. This is a big no-no of epic proportions as once you’ve paid the cash out, there’s really nothing you can do but pray they don’t let you down. And when they do, you’re in trouble. Make sure you side only with those that offer either free trials or shorter quarterly payment plans, just to ensure you know what you’re getting into.