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Our must-know tips before you get started
We reviewed (and re-reviewed) more than 100 web hosting providers – free and paid – so know what makes the best website hosts. From our experience, we believe that these are the five most important things to remember when selecting yours:
You almost always get what you paid for
If your website is primarily a hobby on the side then that shouldn’t matter. However, as an essential business tool, it is often false economy to go for the cheapest deal (or a free one) on offer.
Beware of pricing tricks
The overwhelming majority of web hosting vendors offer low prices at the beginning of their contracts but then jack up the pricing after the introductory period ends. That can be 24, 36 or even 60 months after signing up. Always look for the total cost of ownership.
Just how trustworthy is the provider?
Just about anyone can pretend to be a real web host and just be reselling someone else’s products. So, look to see how long they’ve been around, do they have a contact address, who owns them, are they making realistic promises on the website etc. Google is your friend.
Know your limits
How comfortable are you with creating your own website? Do you need external help to understand the numerous ramifications (including legal and commercial ones) that publishing one entails?
Consider website builders
You don’t need web hosting to get online and website builders offer an interesting and compelling alternative. However you cannot migrate your content easily if you want to leave because of their proprietary nature.