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					Web Hosting Common Mistakes

In the course of doing business, we serve many customers. Likewise, in
doing business, we will also be plagued by different problems.

Following is a list of the common mistakes that different web hosts tend
to commit.

1. Falling For The Price Trap
A website price at a very low rate will generally provide extremely slow
site or common services will be denied because the bandwidth was
maximized. Use your instincts and avoid low-priced websites.

2. Lack of Reseller Research
Reseller hosting is not bad. As a matter of fact, good support is
provided by resellers. However, it will be safe to research your
reseller. They may offer good packages but they may be inexperienced in
other aspects of web hosting. A good reseller must know their products
inside and out.

3. No Clear Definition of Web Site Requirements
List down the resources that your web site will need and add more as you
begin to expand. This facilitates everything when an upgrade of your
website is needed as you can simply discuss them with your host.

4. Purchasing Hosting In An Auction
Auctioned hosting, to say the least, is not unreliable as it may seem.
However, these hosts have a great deal of terms and conditions which are
usually more than what that regular websites would offer. As a result,
inflexibility of the package may be experienced.

5. Forgiving A Host’s Bad Or Limited Website
Host that do not develop their own informative sites are unlikely to
spend time developing informational site for your website.

6. Putting All The Eggs In One Basket
Putting several sites in a single account may seem like a good deal.
This does not hold true most of the time. When you site is income-
generating, it may not be wise to interconnect them. Chances are when
all your sites breakdown, your income will be lost. Try to work out with
your host about how to spread out the connection of your sites.

7. Taking Testimonials At Face Value
Not all testimonials are similar or true for customers. Ask the host if
they have a contact of their customers and if you can talk to them.   If
the host does not want you to do this, that is a danger sign.

8. Not Keeping A Record Of Their Contact Information
Keeping track of telephone numbers, addresses, contact persons or e-mail
addresses is important. When a problem occurs in your site or when the
system goes down, you can easily talk to the customer service to
troubleshoot the problem for you.
9. Relying On Host Backups
It is advisable to keep a back-up copy of your website.   This is critical
in times of emergency.

10. Trusting your host to have the latest software
Viruses and computer hackers can strike anytime. It is always safe to
check the software versions that you are planning to purchase from your
host. Make sure that it is always updated.


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