What do *you* look for...
Posted Dec 16, 2004 - 12:33 pm
I totally agree. Price is still an important consideration but what good is your web hosting if it's reliability is crappy? None what so ever.
It used to be price....
Reliability is what I voted.
I think you need a good meld of the two.
Give me reliability at a fair price and I'm happy. Or you could just go with Idologic.com
Posted Dec 16, 2004 - 12:57 pm
Posted Dec 17, 2004 - 7:07 pm
1. Reliability - I want to avoid downtime as much as possible so I look for hosts who have proven this. It's not only about uptime though, it's also making sure that all the resources I'm paying for are available including space and bandwidth. My previous host ran out of space on the HD and before that was running above 80% usage for at least a week or two.
2. Customer Service - If I'm paying for a service, lack of support shouldn't put me in a situation making it harder to use the service. I like quality replies that aren't one line and explain to me what I want to know. I don't mind it being one line if it was in an FAQ, Guide, etc.
3. Pricing/Space/Bandwidth - Generally, I'll pick based on first two and reccomendations. In most cases, if I need more of either resource, my profits should cover for it. I've been running websites for 7 years now and have always found that if you're doing everything correctly, paying the premium for a quality host shouldn't be an issue.
Control panels are mentioned too, but I won't even consider a host who doesn't have DirectAdmin, cPanel, or something comparable.
SSH access isn't really an issue at all because the control panels allow me to do what I want. If I'm in a situation where it can't and is allowable for the account type, I'm sure customer support will help me out.
Basically, I want a nice complete package and I will pay the premium price for it. Reliability, Customer Service, and reccomendations take first priority. After that I really just pick based on my needs, not pricing for the most part.
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