5 Things to Look for in a Cheap Web Hosting Service

Posted: November 1, 2011 in Home Organization Tips
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When you are looking for a cheap web hosting service, it would be convenient for you to look at prices alone. But there are still other factors that you need to deal with when choosing the right provider. So what are the things that you need to look for in a cheap web hosting provider?

  • Free setup. There are plenty of hosting providers that offer free setup. Setting up requires very minimal work, especially if it is on a shared hosting service. Don’t let other web hosting providers milk extra money from you with these set up fees.
  • Unlimited bandwidth and space. In the last few years, it was quite impossible for you to get a cheap web hosting service that comes with unlimited bandwidth and space. There are many providers out there who can offer you unlimited bandwidth and space or free upgrades.
  • 30 days to evaluate their service. Not many cheap web hosting provider provide money back guarantees. And most services are cheap because they lock you in with a contract that lasts for a year or more. You need to be assured that you have everything you need before you sign up with them, thus, a 30 day money back guarantee would be helpful.
  • Technical support. If you are the kind of person who needs someone on the phone whenever issues arise, then don’t go for a provider which offer chat and email supports only. There are a number of cheap providers that will provide you with FAQs on their site but minimal phone support. Find a company with a good technical support.
  • Web hosting features. If you need a site database with PHP, then make sure you don’t go for a host that doesn’t include that feature in the monthly price. It may be hard to upgrade or convert your plan later.

Cheap Plans, Cheap Deals

One of the most popular ways for you to spot cheap web hosting packages is to look for packages with deals that last for several months or years. If you are not prepared to pay a huge amount of money at one time, make sure you know what the monthly fee is.

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