Webhosting can be a very tricky thing. On the one hand, you want to stay as connected as possible. On the other hand, you make one small mistake and your chances of staying connected become smaller by the minute. A common complaint in Australia is that web hosting Australia is not connected enough.
One way to avoid not being disconnected with web hosting, which is primarily about staying connected anyway, is to learn the tricks of the trade. You have a lot of options. You also have a lot of companies who are in severe competition with one another. They all do what it takes to get the kill. They use all kinds of tricks to get your business. They will use tricks you do not know about until now.
1) The Speed and Capacity of Traffic
You will hear from almost every company that they have “unlimited bandwidth.’ However, only a few of the companies actually keep their promise. Most companies have something called “limited unlimited.” It is sort of like the bait and switch idea.
You might not see the difference when you first begin. However, you will see the difference as your business grows. They are limiting your connection and your ability to stay connected. Make sure the “unlimited” portion of the agreement does what it says it does.
2) The Extra Fees
Every plan has at least one hidden fee. It just depends on where they hide it. Some will offer you extra fees for extra services. That is normal. What is not normal is when the pre-tick some of your features. That is when they add in the extras ahead of time without your knowledge. You need to look over the agreement very carefully before you sign. Web hosting companies are famous for charging more for you to stay connected.
3) The Renewal Fees
Their plan is very simple. You sign up for free the first year. They offer you a nice discount to lure you in. Once they have you they begin doubling the price. You do need to read the fine print here. We are talking about the little words that they attach at the end. That is where they hide it. They count on you not to read it.
4) The Number of Clients On Your List
This applies mainly to shared users, but it can apply to others as well. A shared package only entitles you to half of the server. Chad might go to a bad neighborhood where his traffic is blocked. He cannot do anything. That is the price he pays for using this option.
Some hosting companies will tell you they have only a limited number of people on a server. That is why the block happens. That also happens to be untrue. Think long and hard before choosing a “shared host” because you will be treated unfairly.
Staying connected is a big part of what makes us who we are. However, sometimes you are not as connected as you think you are. Choose wisely.