You’re thinking about taking that leap of faith and building a web-based business, joining the other 125 million entrepreneurs that populate today’s web. So you talk to some friends, you do a little research on site designers and maybe you even call one.
Baby steps. No need to jump in head first, right? Right. But at some point, you’re going to go shopping for a web host. Now, whether you’re a total noobie at this HTML stuff, or you just want to migrate your existing site to a host that puts you first, choosing the right host ain’t all that easy.
There are thousands of them. Then there are re-sellers who rent a big chunk of disk space at wholesale and sell it, bit by byte at retail. You don’t have a clue who these re-sellers are, but you can be sure of one thing. They’re in it for the money. Client care may be totally non-existent. And you may not know it until it’s too late. Your site designer has built your site on a host server, location https://www.ucartz.com/ unknown. Heck, it could be server in some college dorm room for all you know. So, host resellers should be crossed off the list before you even start shopping around.
So, what do you look for? Client care. You want it built into the corporate culture of the web host. You want every person who works at the hosting company to have your best interests at heart – from the cleaning crew to the high-tech geeks who keep those racks of servers up and running – 100% of the time.
The question then becomes, how do you recognize a host that emphasizes client care? Well, there are a couple of “tells” that’ll tip you off. Note them as you shop for your web host, comparing low costs, lots of features, customer specials, hand-holding and infinite patience. That’s a host you want on your team. And indeed, your web host IS a member of your on-line business team.
So here are a few things to look for before you sign on the dotted line and get locked into a 12-month contract that sinks under the weight of its own legalese boilerplate.