View Poll Results: How long did you spend choosing your current host?

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  • Decided immediately/already knew where I wanted to go

    3 13.64%
  • An hour or two

    0 0%
  • Up to a day

    1 4.55%
  • A few days

    7 31.82%
  • A week or more

    11 50.00%
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  1. #1

    How long did it take you to choose your current host?

    I'm curious how long people usually spend deciding which provider to go with. How long did you spend comparing prices, reviews, etc. before deciding on your current host?
    Adam McMaster

    Valcato Hosting Over nine years of great service
    Shared, VPS and dedicated servers.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    525
    I already knew where I was going, as I used them in the past.
    But if I am looking for a new host, I have never used a few days before I decide.
    Regards,
    Garry

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Bien Hoa, VN
    Posts
    242
    A week or more

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    677
    Just few days, it's not a big task to take long time.

  5. #5
    I have been hosting sites since 1994 so it feels easy to "weed out" the junk but once you find a good one you may not know until you need to contact support or specific issues arise (root access, SLA, etc).

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,125
    Just a few days
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    165
    I researched it quite a lot, but I had a long time to decide as I didn't need it immediately, so took my time contacting a few hosts etc, but as I didn't work very concentrated it took a long time, could probably have done it in a few days but took a few weeks.
    Regards
    Jacob

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Balkans
    Posts
    153
    a couple of days actually.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by dasklney View Post
    A week or more
    Is this an offer for hosting service? If it is, it is incredibly cheap. Is this reliable? Nay other costs/

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Smade's Inn
    Posts
    1,021
    The day I canceled I did so in the early afternoon, by that night I had real hand written replies by one host to my query so I asked him a few more questions and by the end of the day I had signed up.
    WHT is now used as the Universal Hosting Helpdesk.

  11. #11
    I reviewed my web host for couple of days. I asked several questions about the web hosting issue and then i bought a web hosting plans from them.

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