- Getting into the price trap
Free web hosting is offered by many companies with absolutely no cost. Unfortunately, most of the times these free hosts fail to offer enough features needed for a website and, quite often, they force you to have advertisements shown on your website.
- Reseller with no experience
It is not bad to host with a reseller. Nonetheless, you will have to do some thoughtful research. It might occur that the reseller is quite good in general aspects but shows some inexperience when dealing with scripts and server areas.
- Being unclear with your requirements
A list can be quite helpful, not only to define the features that you need now for your website, but also for the future. A list will come handy in the event of having to upgrade your web hosting services later on.
- Overseeing the host’s limited or poor website
If the hosting company you are thinking of working with does not even take care of its own informational website, which is meant to promote its own business, you most probably cannot expect a great concern about your website. Be aware of this type of websites.
- Trusting just in one hosting server
Having all websites, especially if you handle several of them, in one unique account may look tempting since you can make everything simpler and getting a good deal. But this is not a general rule. In the case that your websites produce income and you have them all interconnected, it wouldn’t be nice having all of them down at the same time.
- Forgiving to have a record of the host’s contact information
Even if you have no complaints about support, be it email, live or forum, you should keep some contact info. If your web hosting server goes down for days, together with their own website, it will not be possible for you to get in touch with them if you have no records on how to find them.
- Trusting only in host backups
Make sure that you have backups of your own, despite the ones that your hosting server might have. This is an incredibly repeated situation; a website is down for an indefinite period and the costumer cannot have the website on another hosting provider just because there were no backups of it.
- Being confident that your host will get the latest software
Innovating software or most recent patches are thought to block security holes. Before you decide to acquire any web hosting service, control which versions your web hosting provider works with and how frequently they update them.