When doing your research for your target hosting partner, you will definitely see a couple of complaints regarding the service. You need to learn how to differentiate real complaints from fabricated ones. The hosting industry is one very tough business to be in and some companies resort to mudslinging tactics, which, for inexperienced users, may seem like legit complaints.
What are the common types of complaints and how do you investigate if these are real ones? How will these complaints affect you and your site? We have gathered the top common complaints and given you some troubleshooting workarounds to help you get past them. We also explain in the section below why these complaints are common and what you can do about it.
While this can be considered as a marketing ploy, there is also an important fine print when dealing with unlimited storage. As long as the company is fine with your data consumption, the will allow your unlimited data storage.
This simply means, your storage facility is completely in their control. They can choose to measure it or choose to ignore how much data you are putting in. The key thing to remember is that you should not abuse the system. Only store what you need to store, optimize what you can optimize and you definitely will not run into big problems in the future.
Need some tips on how you can make the most out of your web storage?
Do offline backups. Your hosting partner will automatically back things up for you but it is also your responsibility to do manual and offline backups (replicate your data) into a secondary storage facility like your external hard drive or cloud backups like Google Drive or Dropbox.
Minimize your files, especially your images and videos for online viewing. In Adobe Photoshop, you can save images for web use (smaller file size without compromising quality).
Check for duplicate content and applications so that you can remove them and save yourself additional space.
Employ a caching mechanism so that not all of the data needs to be redone every time it is needed.
Well, not all the time. Usually, when a domain is given for free, you need to note the following limitations:
- You cannot really choose the domain that you will get. Some premium domain names like www.partysuppliesonline.com is considered premium and won’t be available for free. The www.partysuppliesonline.net, is considered regular and may be offered for free. But it does not have the same impact, right?
- Free domains mean that the domain name is OWNED by the hosting provider. So if you choose to SWITCH hosting partners, you will have to either buy the domain from them or let go of the old one and get a new one. Can be tricky if you already have an established name and brand.
These are not really detractions but more of a reality of what free domains really mean. Make sure you are ok with these before you sign up with any partner so that you can minimize your complaining about being duped regarding the free domains.
Check out the guide below:
- 99.9% uptime means an allowed downtime of 10.1 minutes per week. That does not sound so great, right? Which is why we really encourage you to read and study the fine print before signing or paying for anything.
- 99.99% uptime means an allowed downtime of not more than 1.01 minutes per week
- 99.999% uptime means an allowed downtime of 6.05 seconds per week.
Of course, the more 9’s that you see, the more expensive the hosting setup is. But we advise you not to go for less than the 99.99% uptime guarantee, if you can afford it, to give your users a seamless experience. The 10 minutes downtime for the 99.9% guarantee, if that happens during your peak hours, can be disastrous already.