Tips to Finding the Perfect Host for You

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jepot

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With so many web hosting companies available to choose from, how do you find a web host that will be fast and reliable? By following just a few simple tips, you will find that you can reduce the stress of finding that perfect host. First, when you are looking on a prospective host's website, and you see the words "unlimited disk space" or "unlimited bandwidth" understand, that there is no way for the provider to give you unlimited disk space or bandwidth. Second, if you see a web host selling an outrageous amount of disk space and bandwidth, and they are not charging a large amount of money, they are overselling. Overselling is not necessarily a bad thing, but something to think about, if a web host is overselling by a large amount, you are at greater risk of having your account suspended or terminated then if you go with a web host that does not oversell. An overselling web host is defined as any web host who sells more bandwidth and/or disk space then they really have. This is not necessarily a problem, as long as it is done smartly. For disk space, a safe ruling is if a host is selling three gigabyte of space for every one gigabyte of space that they actually have, they are most likely going to be able to handle your account. When you find a host that is offering sixty gigabyte of disk space, and three terabyte of bandwidth, then it is quite definitely oversold. The final thing that you as a consumer should look for is claims of twenty-four hour support. Try the companies support at random times of the day and night and find out if they truly offer 24 hour support. If they are not able to answer your questions within a reasonable amount of time, then they have lied on their website. If they are going to lie to you about their support, then what else are they going to be lying to you about? In short, avoid "unlimited" hosts, as nothing is unlimited, avoid severely oversold web hosting, and make sure that the companies support is what they claim. If you follow all of the recommendations in this article, you will find a host who is more then likely going to be perfect for you.
 
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