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Their service may suffer at some point, perhaps due to sale of company, support staff cutbacks, problems within their network, and a variety of other reasons. You may want to change hosting companies for good reason. But if you've set up your entire site using software your hosting company offers, you won't necessarily be able to take those software packages with you. You can probably find another hosting company that offers same software, but you'll still have to transfer all of your databases and configuration settings yourself.
One way to help eliminate this problem is to use third-party services where you can - for example, autoresponder services and visitor tracking are good candidates. Your next best choice is to install your own free or paid scripts, that you can delete and reinstall on another server, should a move be necessary.
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