5 Common Mistakes When Choosing A Web Host

If you are choosing a paid web hosting service, you need to make sure you select the right company. There are 5 mistakes often committed by people searching for a reliable web host service. Take note of these mistakes so you can avoid committing them.

Mistake #1: Choosing Price Over Quality

While beginners may consider some penny-pinching practices to save money, it does not necessarily mean choosing the cheapest service. As they say, quality comes at a price. If you choose the cheapest option, you may end up not getting the right features you want for your website. If you want to keep your website up and running, you also have to make sure you choose a reliable web host service. This will only be possible if you explore your options. A cheap pricing plan may be an attractive option, but it may not offer the best features for your needs.

Mistake #2: Falling Prey To The Top Web Hosts

It might seem easy to decide which paid web host service you are going to consider if you come across a list of top web host providers. Is this enough to decide which company you should choose?  Positive reviews do not necessarily come from clients. Beware of these reviews. You need to check the company's qualifications and avoid heavily relying on fake reviews.

Mistake #3: Opting For Unlimited Web Hosts

Web host companies that provide unlimited features may seem like an attractive offer. However, you need to think things over before you commit to choosing a web host company. The storage and bandwidth may be unlimited but you have to take other things into consideration.

Mistake #4: Signing up for a year

If you do not have prior experience about a web host company, do not attempt to sign up for a year. Signing up for a longer period of time will mean you need to pay the company in advance. While there are companies that offer money-back guarantee, there are companies that give you a hard time getting your money back. If you have a bad web host plan, you need to stick to it for a year. Sign up for a month and check if the company offers services and features you are looking for.

Mistake #5:Ignoring Downtime/Uptime

Your website will rely on your web host provider 100% of the time. Downtime/uptime rate is important and should be taken into consideration when searching for a company to host your website.  Fifteen minute downtime can result in losing money.

Still have questions? Our sales team are available to answer any questions you may have.

Contact Sales Team
Star Star Star Star Star

Trusted by thousands of Aussies

We have thousands of customers from around Australia who trust us to host their websites everyday.

See more reviews on independant review site Serchen

Review Person

Relentless Hosting has done a great job hosting my many client sites. They answer my support queries quickly and are very helpful. Highly Recommended

Review Person

Excellent service from the team at all hours... Made our transition from other hosting site very quick, easy and ACCURATE, no transition issues at all.