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  1. #161
    thanks for sharing ...now lets put everything in practice...

  2. #162
    Quote Originally Posted by Anudeep View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Im a doctor by occupation and i literally have no idea on domain names and web hosting.(I may sound dumb to you as i have no idea on these, Please bear with me)
    I want to launch a website which provides study materials and related information for medical students and practitioners which should have a user login forum and media upload and download facilities.
    I recently purchased a domain name from bigrock. Later i got to know that domain name isn't enough but we need to have hosting for that and in a hurry i purchased hosting from ebay for Rs.99 from guy by name Mr.X and he gave me something called cpanel id and password, He told that every year i need to renew it by paying him 99rs.. Have i done anything wrong in buying hosting from him ?? Any drawbacks ?? will it have any long term ill effects ??

    Im planning to start the web construction work from january 2012 as im pretty engaged with my work now. Please guide me to get a domain name and good quality reliable and long lasting hosting (Preferably life time) for the above requirements mentioned.

    Regards,
    Anudeep

    Hey, anudeep.
    It is not wrong to buy hosting from ebay if that is what you mean, but i personally wouldn't recommend it, as you dont always know whats going on and could be a over the night hosting company (By this i mean that the company could only last a few months).
    However saying that some ebayers just use you as an affilate for hosting using reputable companies but it is an iffy move.
    Some of the draw backs maybe that he wont offer support if he is a private seller ?
    Or the servers may of been oversold, meaning you website could suffer from long loading times.
    Just try the host out for a month or 2 and if you are unhappy ask for a refund most hosts will let you have a 30 day refund.
    Do you have a domain name or not ?
    If not go with a domain that is relevant to your site.
    No hosting company will let you host for a lifetime well none i have come across usually the average time is you renew your plan every 3 years to a month by month basis, it all depends on how much you can spend upto.

    Thankyou

    - Jake

  3. #163
    Quote Originally Posted by hostfour View Post
    Hey, anudeep.
    It is not wrong to buy hosting from ebay if that is what you mean, but i personally wouldn't recommend it, as you dont always know whats going on and could be a over the night hosting company (By this i mean that the company could only last a few months).
    However saying that some ebayers just use you as an affilate for hosting using reputable companies but it is an iffy move.
    Some of the draw backs maybe that he wont offer support if he is a private seller ?
    Or the servers may of been oversold, meaning you website could suffer from long loading times.
    Just try the host out for a month or 2 and if you are unhappy ask for a refund most hosts will let you have a 30 day refund.
    Do you have a domain name or not ?
    If not go with a domain that is relevant to your site.
    No hosting company will let you host for a lifetime well none i have come across usually the average time is you renew your plan every 3 years to a month by month basis, it all depends on how much you can spend upto.

    Thankyou

    - Jake
    Oh and make sure that the host will be able to talk to you in non technical terms. If you dont know much about hosting, and that can be explained

  4. #164
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anudeep View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Im a doctor by occupation and i literally have no idea on domain names and web hosting.(I may sound dumb to you as i have no idea on these, Please bear with me)
    I want to launch a website which provides study materials and related information for medical students and practitioners which should have a user login forum and media upload and download facilities.
    I recently purchased a domain name from bigrock. Later i got to know that domain name isn't enough but we need to have hosting for that and in a hurry i purchased hosting from ebay for Rs.99 from guy by name Mr.X and he gave me something called cpanel id and password, He told that every year i need to renew it by paying him 99rs.. Have i done anything wrong in buying hosting from him ?? Any drawbacks ?? will it have any long term ill effects ??

    Im planning to start the web construction work from january 2012 as im pretty engaged with my work now. Please guide me to get a domain name and good quality reliable and long lasting hosting (Preferably life time) for the above requirements mentioned.

    Regards,
    Anudeep
    There are a lot of reputable Indian Hosting companies; you would be better off buying from them than just some random. After a point support may become a problem for you; so may want to rethink where you purchase your Hosting from.

    What are your site requirements ?

  5. #165
    Thanks, I used this when choosing my webhost!

  6. #166
    Thanks for the post. Good read

  7. #167
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    Web hosting reviews is always very important while selecting web hosting service provider.

  8. #168
    nice guidance rllunzmann for beginner like me

  9. #169
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    Thanks for the info. This helps a lot.

  10. #170
    Nice article for beginners. Loved it.

  11. #171
    Thank you rllunzmann for sharing.

  12. #172
    Why 8? Why not 7?

  13. #173
    Good job . Thanks for the tips.

  14. #174
    Thanks for the tips.

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    Great informative post mate! Very nice to read.
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    Wow, thanks, that was really helpful.

  17. #177
    The main point is take your time! Ask on here, do your own research, there is no rush when choosing your hosting provider, make sure you get what you want.

    Excellent tutorial!

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    Beware of hosting plans that are too good to be true. If you do your research and understand the market you can catch these before you start paying $$150 upfront and have your server crash every other day. Or never get any tech support because you didn't read the fine print. Or have your files stolen because the server wasn't secure. Etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanah View Post
    Beware of hosting plans that are too good to be true. If you do your research and understand the market you can catch these before you start paying $$150 upfront and have your server crash every other day. Or never get any tech support because you didn't read the fine print. Or have your files stolen because the server wasn't secure. Etc etc.
    Good point, especially if the host is relatively new! But once you've had time to use their services, you can always ask about pre-pay discounts.
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  20. #180
    Thanks for this post, I should have read this before anything else.

  21. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by rllunzmann View Post
    Hello WHT Members!

    First thing I would like to discuss is that price is not everything! Doesn't matter if your paying .99c for hosting and your site is completely unreliable because in the end, you'll lose money over these problems. Let's go through the considerations that you need to ponder in order to ensure that you get what you need. You want to choose the web host that is going to provide your needs as they stand now as well as where they lead to in the future. Here we go:

    1. Understand the differing types of hosts: shared, collocated, unmanaged dedicated, and managed dedicated. Is your site brand new with little traffic? In the event your site is a newer domain, you won't need the raw power of a dedicated server unless your site is resource intensive which can include: streaming, video's, proxies and even linking to videos as well can cause a high load on Apache and the CPU(s).

    2. Go for stability, not just size. Just because the host if offering you unmetered and unlimited space, doesn't mean you should soley base your decision on that. What good is that account to you when your site is down or the server is overloaded? Research how long the hosting business has been in operation. See if they have recently changed ownership, and if they show positive cash flow.

    3. The possession of fully redundant data centers. If you are considering doing business with a smaller hosting vendor, ensure that they have adequate power and connectivity capabilities. Inquire as to the number of lines the facility has. Do they possess an on-site generator? Does the generator receive regular checks and maintenance? What is the average utilization of the connections available?

    4. How skilled is their staff? When you need customer service of a technical nature, you need it immediately, right? Find out the availability of their systems administrators. Send them a support ticket and see how fast they respond.

    5. Other customer's reviews of the hosting services. Same as any business, the hosting vendor should be able to provide good references.

    6. Is the potential host flexible? In the future, your needs may change. Can you upgrade services should the need arise?

    7. This step of course, is optional. Make sure that the host does not have blacklisted IPs. The host that you want to do business with would not be one that promotes illegal sites, spammers, or other security issues. You are considering associating your business with this host. You could always ask them what web server they plan to put you on.

    8. Begin with and maintain a clear and written understanding of all services and all charges for them. If questions still remain or some terms are unclear it is strongly advised that you ask for clarification before signing up for anything.

    If you do your research before beginning business, you will find a better avenue to the successful hosting, and thereby promotion, of your online business. Take your time in making this important decision.
    You are correct in stating that price is not everything. Maybe people are turned on by the price that they see, and say let's do it before they make an informed decision. They do not look for hidden fees, see the reviews that others have left for them, or take the time to see how the staff is. Do they have staff that is willing to work with you? That will take the time to answer any questions that you may have? Or work with you if there is an issue?

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