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Old 04-02-2009, 00:07   #1
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How to select a webhosting provider?

What useful tips would you provide from your own experience? What major factors should be usually taken into consideration when selecting a hosting account?
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Old 25-02-2009, 14:05   #2
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1. Reading their TOS or SLA if they have one.
2. Talking to their salesperson.

Usually there's no such thing as cheap and good.
Depends on what you are hosting really.

I get people asking me everyday "what kind of hosting is good and cheap".

It depends on your needs really, one doesn't put a big website onto a small web hosting space.

I would look for connectivity and up time as the first attributes, but if you're on a tight budget you might want to go for pricing first.
Ultimately it's how much you're willing to pay for the kind of service
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Old 03-03-2009, 00:00   #3
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Read also feedbacks of them on the forums.
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Old 23-03-2009, 14:48   #4
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its actually quite sickening to see people demanding cheap n good service. there's always a price to pay for anything. if the price is reasonable enough i believe there's shldn't even be any negotiation... sadly, that's our very 'unique' singaporean culture...
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:47   #5
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Just some comments from friends doing web design and personal experience... Generally SG customer do not really appreciate the hard work that goes into designing a website from scratch or good service provided. Maybe bcos of filesharing or downloading or what, there is a concept that whatever online is free... -_-'
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Old 03-06-2009, 14:50   #6
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Quote:
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What useful tips would you provide from your own experience? What major factors should be usually taken into consideration when selecting a hosting account?
The company must have Good Support, Good Uptime. The server should not be oversold as well.
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Old 13-06-2009, 23:17   #7
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Also compare prices and read reviews, check their support and prefer those who offer money back guarantee.
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Old 17-06-2009, 11:54   #8
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[QUOTE=Gottaname]
Usually there's no such thing as cheap and good.
Depends on what you are hosting really.
QUOTE]

Well said.

A simple 2 liner covers the entire scope of the question.
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Old 06-07-2009, 19:53   #9
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There are hosts that offers unlimited web space, unlimited data transfer and at a cheap price, it doesn't mean they will offer you the above specifications after you had registered.

I would consider uptime and fast loading servers to be my main attributes for selecting a web host.
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Old 28-01-2010, 10:52   #10
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What useful tips would you provide from your own experience? What major factors should be usually taken into consideration when selecting a hosting account?
For me the Support, Uptime and Price are things to consider.

1. Support - you get response thru email within 24hrs time. or can call them and answer right away. This is very important because I have tried hosting which answers my ticket after 3 days, not a very good service.

2. Uptime - ofcourse you want your website to be up 99%

3. Price - this is alway the bottom line. good price and great support.


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Old 11-02-2010, 00:38   #11
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good customer service with a phone number to call.
doesnt have to be 24/7 but reachable and can help
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Old 15-04-2010, 12:00   #12
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I just found a quite useful tips on choosing a webhost from Hongkiat blog post. You may take a look on it.

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Old 18-05-2010, 19:05   #13
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You need personal recommendations from customers who actually use the host for a long time (not a few months!). Mind you... many reviews are bias.

I have changed many hosts over many years. Just got out of one recently. But I have one host that has been super reliable for 7 years!
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Old 29-07-2010, 14:26   #14
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would you recommend to get sg or overseas hosting?
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Old 29-01-2011, 19:30   #15
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Here are some qualities that you should look while choosing a hosting provider :-

1) Their server uptime Guarantee.
2) Last 1 years uptime report. Have their servers gone offline, if yes the reason for the same and the time required to bring them online ?
3) The level of support they offer, different medium through which support is provided and do they provide support 24X7.

If the hosting provider has all these qualities, than you can definitely say that the hosting provider is good and reliable to go with.
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Old 28-02-2011, 22:46   #16
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First Look at the product feature that is that what you want and suite you?
Second look at the company background is them reliable
third look for the customer service and technical support with the feedback
forth look at the price is that worth or expensive
fifth look at what the company promotion do add value for you.
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