1&1 Hosting - 2018 Review

Update: 17 September 2018
1&1 Hosting Review 
1&1 is currently the leading global internet service provider, with more than 13 million customers and hosting over 19 million domain names. Their data centers are among the most efficient and safest there is in the U.S., which is easy to believe seeing as they have about 70 thousand high end servers, running parallel in operation. Every month 1&1 transfers, roughly 9 000TB of data and over 5 billion emails, with an external network connectivity speed of around 300GB per second. They offer a wide range of services and it can be quite tricky to choose the right one, that is if you have decided that 1&1 is the company for you. Now let us get to the review. 


Founders


Ralph Dommermuth founded 1&1 when it was still a marketing service provider along with a partner who is not mentioned. 1&1 was then later converted into an internet service provider by Ralph Dommermuth who is still the CEO and owner of United Internet.


Product Cost


Each service has an individual price which will be listed in the detailed overview.



Detailed Overview

 

Domains


Domain name, is the most important part of building a website. It is your website address on the internet, because of the importance, choosing a domain name and where to host can be an impossible task. 1&1 makes it easier and they have loads of extensions to choose from. If you already have a domain name, you can transfer it to 1&1 hassle free.
 

Cost: $0.99 and up. Registrations are from 12 months and up. 


Website builder/MyWebsite


Anyone can build a professional website with 1&1’s website builder, MyWebsite, no matter if you are a freelancer, private user, small/large business owner or even an online retailer. You do not even need coding knowledge or experience. 


The MyWebsite packages include:
  • The website editor which is used to create your website.
  • A selection of industry design templates, optimized for use on various devices.
  • Hosting on a secure and reliable web space.
  • 24/7 365 days a year support.

All packages are available no matter at what stage your business is at. The bigger packages also off access, to more advanced features along with the basic ones.
 

Cost: Starts at $0.99 per month. 

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Website design services


Not in the mood to create your own website, or maybe you do not exactly know how to yet and will need some help. Not to worry, 1&1’s MyWebsite Design Services will have their experts design and create your website for you. Everything is done the way you want it, with your logo’s and ideas. They design, add images and information of up to 5 pages. If 5 pages is not enough, you can request more. The best part, everything is SEO optimized, corresponding page navigation with subpages will also be created, all in an effort to make sure Google and other search engines can easily find you.
 

Cost: the cost depends on the website you want and the services rendered. 


Managed Cloud Hosting


Database, operating system, webserver, applications or scripting language are all configured to fit your usage profile. All the components are automatically installed and then managed by 1&1. With by the minute billing, you can scale needed resources by changing and adjusting the CPU, Storage space and RAM. You will have the ability to run 99 projects simultaneously, depending on which package you chose. The resources will automatically be distributed to ensure that each project has top performance. If a project needs more resources, you can always scale up.
 

Cost: $14.99-$54.99 per month. 


WordPress Hosting


These packages are specially designed for WordPress to make sure that your projects are online asap. With a few clicks, the latest version of WordPress along with its selection of very important plugins, extensions and themes will be installed on your device. 1&1 will automatically perform all security and core updates. They offer more speed by storing all data and web space on a Solid State Drive (SSD).

If you are in need of an answer to your questions, the 1&1 experts are available to help via e-mail or phone, 24 hours of every day.
 

Cost: First Year $0.99-$8.99 per month. After First Year $7.99-$14.99 per month. 


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VPS Hosting


Dedicated Resources: Your server’s full computing power will always be available, because of the dedicated hardware resources.

State of the art Components: You are guaranteed top performance, thanks to the latest INTEL XEON E5 processors and a hundred percent SSD storage.

Redundant Network Connections: You will have the fastest data transfer rates via redundant network connections to the backbone of 1&1 with 10GB per second bandwidth.
 

Cost: First Year $4.99-$29.99 per month.  After First Year $9.99-$39.99 per month.

The Cloud XL plan cost $1 per month for the first 6 months and then rises to $29.99 per month.


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Container Cluster


The Cloud Panel of 1&1 displays in the simplest of ways the interface and functions of the Kubernete system. Using this smart system, you can scale, configure and update your single kubernetes cluster with a few clicks. The user guide that is clearly explained allows you to launch container based applications quickly and easily.
 

Cost: Price per Node $25-$270 


Dedicated Hosting


1&1 has always put their trust in INTEL and AMD, because they are know for their top performance processors. These servers provide you with long term and continuous operation without any problems.

The features include the following:

  • Website Applications
  • Customer Service
  • Optional Operating Systems
  • Additional Features
  • Configuration & Administration
  • Security
  • Email
  • Databases and Programming Languages
  • Domains
  • Marketing & Website Tools

Cost: First 3 Months $40-$220 per month. After First Months $60-$240 per month.

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Bare Metal Server


A bare metal server is an individual physical server that can be optimized for better security, reliability or even performance, all depending on the clients needs. 1&1’s bare metal servers can be ordered on demand, to ensure that cost efficiency is always a priority. A higher level of performance can be reached, because the operating system is directly installed on the server.
 

Cost: $69.99-$129.99 per month. Plans can be taken per hour as well. 


Business Email Solutions


1&1 offers a great deal of freedom, including the choice to forward e-mails from your old email address to the new one and the other way around. Special email software such as electronic mail clients, like Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird, allows you to work even more effectively. One other bonus, however, is the fact that the 1&1 professional email account runs completely free of advertisements.
 

Cost: $0.99-$9.99 per month. First package price stays the same, rest of them change.  After first year $4.99-$12.99 per month.



HiDrive Cloud Storage


HiDrive Cloud Storage allows you to access HiDrive from any device anywhere, no matter if you are on the go, in your office or at home. There is no limit on the data and the type of data you can upload. Whether it is audio or video files, Word or Excel, your data is securely stored on European data centers.
 

Cost: $3.00-$20.00 per month.

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Online Store Builder


With just a few clicks, you can build your online store. Just choose a shop design and then customize it to fit your ideas and there you go. You do not even need prior experience.

1&1’s shop editor makes it easier to list services and products on your eCommerce site and to upload them to the internet. They even have Setup Assistant that will guide you step by step through the shop editor, they will even explain to you the different and important functions. You can also control the sales of your products using the central location of the shop editor. Your online store will be optimized for mobile devices and the responsive design will automatically adapt your website’s layout to fit all screen displays.

The 1&1 eCommerce Website Builder allows you to connect your products to eBay, Amazon, and so many other online marketplaces and with just a few clicks, you can also connect your 1&1 online store to price comparison portals.

The eCommerce Website Builder also provides you with the ability to offer your clients multiple payment options like PayPal or Credit Card.
 

Cost: $9.99 per month and up. 


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WooCommerce Hosting


WooCommerce hosting is built for WordPress and offers over 300 free and also paid extensions. Creating and managing an online shop has never been a quick and easy process, but with 1&1’s WordPress and WooCommerce it can be. It is easily installed with just a few clicks and it has a user friendly interface that insures easy navigation. They even take care of SSL certification and all the important updates, all this so your site has maximum security at all times. Woo Commerce has been equipped with a boatload of features and extensions, everything you will need to create the perfect online store. There is a huge amount of freedom and paid add one for every product imaginable.

These features and extensions include:

  • Pre-installed payment gateways.
  • Automatic tax calculations based on the customer's location.
  • Inventory management and sales reports.

WooCommerce and reporting tools include the ability to:
  • View sales orders and traffic. (Store owner dashboard)
  • Track which of your products has the most sales.
  • Monitor net and gross earnings. (Sales Reports)

Cost: First Year $0.99-$8.99 per month. After First year $7.99-$14.99 per month.


Magento Hosting


When choosing Magento Hosting, you can open more than one store, each with an individual URL. This allows you to list the same product across multiple shops or you can easily create partner stores. this is a great feature that allows you to strengthen your brand by creating the partner shops or to target different groups of people.

Magento Hosting is perfect for those who have huge shops and/or a large amounts of products to sell. The Magento app and up to date software can easily be secured from the 1&1 App Center with just a few clicks. This helps to speed the process along and saves you time.
 

Cost: First Year $0.99-$8.99 per month.  After First Year $7.99-$14.99 per month. 

SSL Certificates


1&1 provides the best possible protection for your projects. They do this together with a partner, DigiCert. They use a highly secure 256 bit SSL encryption to make sure you’re save.
 

Cost: $29.99-$199.99 per year. 


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Norton Security Online


With criminal getting smarter, security has to evolve with them. Norton Security analyzes threats continually and then create ways to keep your devices safe from the new dangers every day.

The Norton Security App will notify you immediately if there is a risk of data loss, about your battery usage, the volume of data needed, and aggressive advertising or any other unusual behavior of apps available on Google Play before you choose to install them.
 

Cost: $3.99-$15.99 per month. Price depends on the amount of devices. 

SEM Service


An efficient online marketing strategy is Search Engine Advertising (SEA), it is affordable and helps your business site be more popular by advertising on Google using various methods. 1&1’s SEM Service can distinguish from Google Ads (Paid advertising) and the Organic Search Results (Ranking is determined by a search algorithm only). Adverts are displayed next to, under or above the text when advertising on Google. Ads placed on Google are initially free, however, you are billed for every click generated by the ad that was placed there. The price paid per click depends on the budget you have and how precisely your website matches the search query. Advertising on Google is the most profitable, because Google is the most popular search engine used in the US.

Google uses a program called AdWord to sell their adverts globally. With the SEM Service tool, you can, with just a few clicks, invest in the Google AdWords campaign. If you are stuck or have a question that needs an answer, 1&1’s expert team will always lend a hand.
 

Cost: Anywhere from $19.99 per month and up. 

List Local


These days, if a user is looking for a local business, it is most likely that they will turn to online search engines for results. You can now list your business locally with 1&1’s List Local services, and all it will take is a few minutes of mouse clicks and your business will be listed in online directories, navigation systems and apps. The central administrator will always keep information like opening hours and phone numbers up to date so you do not have to.

Another important detail, is the fact that these days most apps and online portals will ask users to rate their product or submit a review. These can play a very important role when it comes to attracting customers. Bad reviews and ratings will drive possible clients away, however, positive ratings and reviews will do the exact opposite. Luring clients in, leading to the success of your business. List Local has a dashboard tool which can be used to react or interact with customers, satisfying their needs. 



Email Marketing Software


There is no marketing method easier, more affordable, and faster than Email Marketing. You can change images and text to fit your email ideas. There are call to action buttons, as well as the ability to drag and drop visual and text elements. You also have the means to add new elements or replace the placeholder content with your personal text and pics. All this allows you to create an email that looks like you want it to.

Personally created emails, with special looks, theses are important, because your emails will have to attract possible clients. That is why 1&1’s Email Market Service also give you other features, to make things easier and simpler. These features include:

Personal Customer Approach. (Better opening and click through rates. Automatically fills in the important client info.)

Integration of newsletter registration form to your website. ( Attract more potential clients. Easily create a registration form with the 1&1 Email Marketing Control Center.)

HTML Code. (Easily integrated, already created designs or singular elements using HTML code.)
 

Cost: $4.99 per month and up. 

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Other services includes...


Web Hosting - First Year $0.99-$8.99 per month. After First Year $7.99-$14.99 per month.
 

FTP Hosting - First Year $0.99-$8.99 per month. After First Year $7.99-$14.99 per month.

Email Hosting - First Year $0.99-$9.99 per month. After First Year $0.99-$12.99 per month.

Cloud Server Hosting -  Cost depends on what server you choose and whether you pick Windows or Linux. Price can range anywhere from $9.00 and up.

Game Server Hosting - $9.99 and up. Depends on Server options.

RankingCoach SEO and SEA -  $9.99 and $19.99 per month.



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Favicon Generator - Free of Charge. Use online only.

Linux Hosting - First Year $0.99-$8.99 per month. After First Year $7.99-$14.99 per month.


Microsoft Office 365 - First Year $9.99 per month, For All Of The Plans. After First Year $9.99-$12.99 per month.

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Additional Services:



  • Windows Hosting
  • SSL Checker
  • SEO Check
  • Domain Check 

  

Pros


They have great uptime.

Great customer service.

They have features to help those who struggle with the technical applications of the service.

They offer unlimited features like unlimited Webspace.

They provide affordable plans.

No setup fees are needed.

They offer both Linux and Windows plans. 



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Cons

They do not support blogger.

Can sometimes be difficult to use for those who are not tech savvy.

They do not offer a live chat group.

The monthly subscription price rises after a certain time period. 


Not a lot of money back guarantees.


Conclusion...

Of the thousands of web host companies that exist, 1&1 is the one of the ones with the most services offered, making it a All-in-one platform.  Like always, start small with one website if you are new to hosting and test the service before upgrading. Each hosting company has different hosting options and they provide well in some, while lacking in others. Knowing what type of hosting you want and the service you expect in advance will help you to choose the right company without wasting money. Feel free to read the following articles if you are unsure about your needs.

Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host

Different Types of Hosting Explained




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InMotion Hosting 2018 Review

Update: 11 September 2018 

InMotion HostingInMotion Hosting has a record of helping small to medium sized businesses reach online success. They have hundreds of thousands of clients as a worldwide web hosting provider. With 3 offices, over 300 employees and thousands of servers, you can believe that they focus on providing the best possible services to their clients. They have won plenty of awards that prove that they want their clients to have a positive experience with their product. InMotion provides over 20 different types of hosting and other services. And the best part, they have been a top rated hosting company for 14+ years and they spend a lot of time to make their platform the best. I do not know about you, but a great platform almost certainly draws my attention along with a few other things. Now let’s get started with this review. 

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Founders
 

InMotion was co-founded by Sunil Saxena and Todd Robinson.


Product Cost
 

Every product has a different price, nevertheless, the price of each product will be listed alongside the services in the detailed overview to make reading and understanding this review easier.


 Detailed overview

Domains

With 24/7/365 U.S. based premium support, free domain and transfers, secure website transactions and free website transfers without downtime, you can believe that they are top rated for a reason. Every registered domain will come with a free setup and they offer domain privacy services. 


Cost: Depends on what domain extension you choose.



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Web design

Web design services - With the web design services, you can have someone build you a website that is beautiful and has custom created designs fitted for your business. All websites are built on a WordPress platform and is responsive for optimal viewing no matter on what device. There is even a bonus, all design packages come with hosting included. 



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Create your own website - You can always build your own website, and InMotion has the perfect service to allow you to do so. BoldGrid is a free premium website builder that comes with a hosting plan per your choosing. With easy tools like drag and drop and beautiful templates you can easily build your own website. The best part, unlike most free website builders, you own and have entire control over your website. BoldGrid is easy to use and a lot like WordPress. Although WordPress is easy to use, it can be quite confusing to the true newbies and that is where BoldGrid becomes the more easier choice.


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SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
 

InMotion hosting uses the latest SEO techniques to help build your traffic, assisting search engines so they can connect to your website using key words and phrases that most clients would search for on the web. 


Affiliate Program

The InMotion affiliate program is a way to earn money, simply by recommending InMotion and having the sign up. This can easily be done by just placing a link or banner on your website, referring people to Inmotion and whala, up to $120 commission for every Sign Up. 



Website Hosting Tools
 

A wide range of tools and software is offered by InMotion to help you make your website unique. They also provide poplar CMS and blogging software like Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. It is also an easy task to install the features thanks to the one click installation script which can be accessed using cPanel. The InMotion support center offers EDU channels and tutorials to help you learn and understand. InMotion supports PHP and MySQL software.

 

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Shared Business Hosting
 

InMotion will transfer your site without downtime, free of charge as long it consist of 3 or less cPanel accounts, databases and/or sites. If you have more than 3 accounts, databases and/or sites, they can still be transferred, but it will cost $10 for every item transferred. If you want, you can also transfer it yourself and if you need help, the InMotion Support Center will be happy to lend a helping hand.

FEATURES:

  • SSH Hosting with Command Line
  • Blogs, eCommerce and More
  • 90-Day Money-Back
  • Web Hosting for Developers
  • Solid State Drives
  • Hosting Email Features
  • Web Design Hosting

Cost: $3.99-$13.99 per month.


VPS hosting
 

Self Managed VPS Hosting - With self managed VPS Hosting you can write more code and spend less time wrangling infrastructure. The Cloud VPS platform provides the needed tools to go back to your business. You also get provided with the freedom to configure, install and set up the tools and software you need, no matter if it is Java, Node or Ruby.

Cost: $19.99-$64.99 per month.


Managed VPS Hosting - The InMotion Linux SSD VPS hosting servers provide you with increased uptime, speed and security. The VPS will include free sever management, cloud- powered infrastructure, 10X faster CentOS and NGINX software configurations and a free cPanel/WHM license. 


Migration - Databases, Email and Websites are included.  cPanel to cPanel migrations of up to 50 with a 5GB limit. Improved migrations and configurations are available with Launch Assist and Managed Hosting.
Before your name-server switch, test your site.

Cost: $24.99-$59.99 per month. 


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Dedicated hosting

InMotion will manage all hardware, allowing you to concentrate on building your business. Furthermore, they promise 99.9% uptime and protection from online attacks that are unfortunately popular these days. They also provide up to 15 free IP Addresses to give your business the advantage of Private DNS, SSL Certification, FTP services and Email. Due to the fact that their data centers are situated near Internet Exchange Points, you will have no problems with high server pings. Also with their Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Connection you can experience faster file transfers, handle massive bursts of traffic and have the potential for a larger number of concurrent connections. 


Cost: $95.12-$519.49 per month. 



Reseller hosting

The shared and VPS Lunix Reseller hosting plans include interesting features like, free WHMCS, cPanel, SSL, Dedicated IP, eNom and so much more. The InMotion Reseller VPS plans are fully equipped with A high availability feature provides your VPS with a boost in redundancy via the cloud, SSDs witch is up to 20X faster than spinning drives, Root level access and a Live State Snapshot feature that allows you to make the decision to revert back to a previous server condition. All Linux Reseller VPS plans come with a free Comodo SSL.


Cost: $13.99-$89.94 per month. 



WordPress hosting

InMotion has a managed platform for WordPress which has been fine tuned to deliver premium performance, offer best hosting and provide superior security. They offer a free website migration/transfer or you can start to easily build yourself a new website with WordPress.

Features include the following:

  • Free Themes.
  • Full support.
  • Easy to customize content.
  • BoldGrid videos to help you build your website.
  • Drag and drop.
  • Full design and hosting support.
  • WordPress pre-installed on checkout.
  • Ability to launch in under an hour.

Cost: $4.99 - $114.99 per month. 


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Additional Services Offered


  • Enterprise Hosting Solutions
  • Launch Assist

Hosting Features Include:


  • SSD Hosting
  • Shared cPanel Hosting
  • eCommerce Hosting
  • SSH Hosting
  • Ruby Hosting
  • PostgreSQL Hosting
  • PHP Hosting

Hosting Tools Include:

  • Magento
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • BoldGrid
  • cPanel
  • Joomla
  • PrestaShop
  • Moodle
  • OpenCart

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Pros

They have an average Uptime of about 99.93%

InMotion has fast loading times.

They offer great customer support.

Their hosting performance is outstanding.

Most of their plans are low cost. (Only if your plan consists of a 12+ month's subscription)

Basically, all the plans include at least one free domain.

They offer money back guarantees for those who decide that the program is not for them.

Free site transfer. (Some are limited)

They offer free data backups. (Once again, limited)

They also provide the ability for Google Apps Integration.



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Cons

The free domain and free domain transfers are only available if you choose a 12+ month plan.

They advertise low pricing, but this is only for 24 month sign ups.

Their verification process is delayed, meaning there is no instant account access after signing up, especially for those who do not live in the U.S.

Some of their plans have limitations. It is understandable, seeing as they go out of their way to provide all kinds of services. These limitations include:

  • Sites bigger than 10GB will not be backed up.
  • Files can only be restored once every 4 months.



Conclusion...

Of the thousands of web host companies that exist, InMotion is the one of the ones with the most awards. They provide everything from hosting to e-commerce, making it a all in one platform.  Like always, start small with one website if you are new to hosting and test the service before upgrading. Each hosting company has different hosting options and they provide well in some, while lacking in others. Knowing what type of hosting you want and the service you expect in advance will help you to choose the right company without wasting money. Feel free to read the following articles if you are unsure about your needs.


Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host

Different Types of Hosting Explained




Visit InMotion


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Do you use InMotion or have used it in the past? Please be so kind to tell us about your experience. This will help others to make an informed decision. Thank you!



Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host


It can be nearly impossible to choose the Right Web Hosting Company with so many different options to pick from, especially with the fact that not many web providers are willing to admit any of their weaknesses, so you only find out once you buy the product.
Without proper guidelines or your own prior experience, you will have a hard time separating quality and quantity. The sole reason for this article is to help anyone stuck with this choice to make a more informed decision.

When thinking about a web host for your online business, think about a host that prioritizes your online business and its accessibility. By that, I mean you must find a host that can provide you with the necessary feature mentioned below.

I have compiled the list of the features that needs to be considered before making this very important choice. Each will include a brief description of why each feature is important. Make sure your new web host ticks all the boxes.

NB: They are not in any particular order of importance as none is any more vital than the other.


Price vs Value
First things first, you need to be able to pay for your hosting. Remember affordable does not necessarily mean cheap, it means a reasonable price that can cater to a reliable service. Many quality web hosts range between $2-15 for basic plans. Free web hosts and those who charge less than $2 may not offer top notch hardware and customer support. Do a service VS cost analysis to determine whether you are paying for value.




Customer Support

Make sure the web hosting provider has customer support priority. This is a big one by many opinions, including my own. Your web hosting company should have a reputable customer support.

Imagine having a full running blog or site with traffic, and something goes wrong, for instance an error with a script or a site that failed to load and then on top of it all you get poor technical support, implying your site is down or.

Having 24/7 live support helps solve problems faster, and if you look harder, some web hosts will give you multiple level support, including call, chat and email, every day of the calendar. It is even better when the customer service is in-house compared to outsourced customer.

Make a point to select a hosting company that has good support. Remember with any successful blog, website or sales page time is money.

Is the hardware up to date?

When you finally get a candidate that you feel you can host with, you should have an idea of the hardware that the company uses to ensure quality servers that do not break down too often. Some companies may use small or outdated equipment unknown to you until the downtimes become too frequent for your liking.




Uptime

This would be the most crucial part when deciding upon a hosting company. It is very frustrating when you commit hours of hard work building a site and promoting it, just to discover that you're driving traffic to a dead spot in cyberspace, meaning that your sites are down and cannot be viewed by the visitors that you had sent there in the first place. Once you are down and the error page flips up on your visitor’s browser, it can do massive damage, for you will lose all the traffic eventually that you had built on if the problem remains. I make sure to stick with reliable hosting companies that at the least provide 99% up-time since I spend a lot of money on driving traffic and I need my pages to open assured.

Email Features and Extras


You have to find out what email features you are getting with your potential host. Does the host allow you to set up your personal email addresses that you want on your domain? Do you get protection from spam, viruses and malware that can threaten your email addresses? These are important questions to ask and you will be mistaken to underrate them. If the host has not told you about any of these features first hand, go ahead and ask for yourself.

Any extra features and add-ons offered by a Hosting Company are always welcome and sometimes can be the deciding feature between one hosting company and the other. These add-ons can range from anything between personalized support, data backup, security and privacy, data centers, set up and maintenance, energy policies, data backups, Google advertising etc.



CPanel

Intimately I don’t like to look foolish online, but when it bears on hypertext mark-up language and anything that looks like a encrypt or demand I tend to experience an anxiety moment, and installing a plug-in or script equals about all I have the patience for, I still give thanks to the online creation of WordPress each day. I try to use hosting providers that have a manageable control panel with an easygoing user interface that is quick to learn and manage on my own without being forced to demand assistance every time I need to make major chances to a website. Whenever you're seeking for a hosting provider attempt to see what the control panel looks like and how it works prior to purchasing


How is the speed? 


Every hosting company has shared hosting accounts which help keep a vast number of websites online. There is no limit to how many accounts these servers can host, but the key factor to consider is whether this kind of loading can affect speed. It is the responsibility of a web host to create a balance between performance and speed. 





Check The Provider’s Own Website
If a provider does a shady job with their own website, who is to say they will do better with yours?
Just have a glance at their personal/business website and make a verdict if you are contented with what you see judging from the speed and interface.

Disk Space

Now I acknowledge what most beginners think when establishing their first websites or sales pages, “I don’t need that much space now” Wrong! As time elapses your non-textual matter and sales pages will increase, or for that matter you will add more pages to your main sites or even add more websites or blogs. Sure enough a blog or website does not absorb that much space (hinge upon graphics, size and format), but when you add free stuff like eBooks, video or slide shows, you will notice that your size limit will be exhausted very rapidly. I solely prefer hosting that provides me with unlimited disk space, for it ends up being more affordable in the long run and I will not need to purchase more space later on.



 

Bandwidth
Several individuals neglect this important part when it bears on choosing a hosting company. Most of us had started out small originally, but as our online businesses grow so does the traffic. (If done right ha ha) I had discovered that a simple sales page can easily pull in traffic in no time with the right marketing campaign, in addition to free offers that get downloaded a lot, making the 200Mb seem like nothing. Trust me, you do not want to run out of bandwidth on a busy site. Rather go with hosting that has unlimited bandwidth, this will give you peace of mind and the ability drive as much traffic as you please, without having to monitor your site on a daily basis.


Web Hosting Plans


Everybody online has different demands, some prefer to build full scale websites with loads of pages, other people feel the need to haul up individual sales pages and so forth. An effective hosting supplier should provide packages that accommodate every individual’s needs; there is no point to buy a larger hosting plan if you intend to run a blog as a part time income or possibly even a hobby. Hosting companies should give you the alternative to upgrade or even downgrade whenever you feel the need to.

Conclusion...

It would be inaccurate to conclude there is a perfect web hosting company in the market. Hosting for free or overpaying for the same services you get at lower prices is also a waste of resources or potential since free hosts limit your features and overpaying does not guarantee that the host is better than others. Cheap on the other hand means the company cannot afford to pay for the best features or support.

The best option will be to settle for a host that caters to your business personally and those attributes you can live with, preferably the ones I mentioned above.





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