Originally posted by xiola
I am curious to know what type of hosting service I should use and what things I should consider when looking for a provider.
thanks in advance for your suggestions and comments.
A few pointers...
BEFORE SIGNING UP:
1. READ a hosts terms of service.
2. READ their money back guarantee policy
3. Send a few PRE-SALES questions to them via email and see what type of response you get.
4. Look for client/user reviews/testimonials about their service. Check their own website for the reviews, their own community forums if they offer them, and also forums, directories such as this one. Follow up on ALL information you can gather.If time permits contact some of their clients and get the latest feedback and what their opinions are. ASK for some references, if none are published.
5.AVOID hosts that offer unlimited disk space, bandwidth offers. Its another marketing ploy to gain business. Horror stories are everywhere of clients that end up having their site suspended due to using too much of those unlimited resources!
MOST OF ALL ask questions of your potential host. Everyone has different needs in the way of features, pricing, etc. If you dont find #1 and #2 above in your potential hosts offerings, I suggest you look elsewhere!