Web Hosting Woes for beginners. By Arun Tibrewal [ www.i-wayhost.net ]
Every individual when it starts surfing net for choosing its hosting partner get confused by variety of offers. Most of beginners usually fall into trap of free hosting, cheaper hosting and other stuff that lead them to land in no man’s land later on. All there efforts and time goes in vein and he has a nightmare to restart working on things again. There is no doubt that every one out there on internet look for cheap or free hosting, it is very much important to make decisions thinking of long term prospects. Here are some reasons why:
1.Free sites or free hosting does not have any guarantee; there is a chance to be removed tomorrow. The most important reason I like to highlight that, it leads your site permanently removed from search engines too. There are billions of sites are coming up day by day. The popularity of site is much depend up maturity of it and it place in search engines natural ways, once you get your site deleted from there it is very hard to bring back new things again as vacuum was immediately filled by others.
2.Free hosting or free sites are usually supported by advertisements and other stuffs. You have created a free site in sub domain and also find good free hosting. You have done offline and online promotions to your customer’s friends and other people who are known to you. Here you are falling in a trap, by promoting ads and other stuffs of free hosting provider. Also persons who have book marked your site will not find it again once it is removed by host.
3.There are hell and heaven difference between a top level domain and a free sub domain. Domains are unique and represent status of you. No other competitor of yours can steal your name and in matter of time your clients will memories name. Where as any one can have any amount of free sub-domains, imagine your fate when your competitor starts doing that.
4.Imagine a good client found you on web and become interested it your product and services. Before hiring your services he definitely like know more about you or he will do a research first whether he should consider to contact you. If you hold a free hosting site first impact of your will go in his mind that you are not a serious seller. To prevent this you should consider a personalized top level domain and consistent hosting services.
5.When you find a hosting company offers services extremely low price, consider twice before choosing. Do a small research to find out why it is so cheap, even below industry standards. I always follow principle that “Quality Never Comes Low.” When it comes to provide support or services it involve some cost in manpower and other stuffs which a company need to meet day today. Don’t fall in trap of fly by night operators, always begin with established and trusted providers in industry.