Moving your website to a new host may be smarter than you think.
Here are the major reasons why you
should move your site:
Rapid changes in the web hosting industry have brought prices down
over the past few years. Chances are prices are much lower
than when you first started your website. If your site was
built by a web designer who also hosts websites, chances are you are
overpaying to a large degree. Saving hundreds to thousands of
dollars a year is the number one reason you should move your site.
Is your site being held hostage? Can you make changes to the
site without paying someone $50 to $250 an hour? Is your
designer housing your website? Let us empower you. We
can "break the locks" and set your site free.
Is your site hosted on a server in your designers home closet?
Is a small young company hosting your site? If so, you are
playing with fire. Good hosts have multiple backups and
routing options for your site. Some even have a diesel
generator backup system.
In the design industry, it is cheaper to hire someone to work on
your site if they don't host it as well. Designer's can't
compete for your business if you locked yourself into hosting with
one designer. The truth is, a
designer should never be a hosting company as well.
How do you like your statistics package? Good hosts have
excellent statistical programs to help you make better decisions
about your website. What kind of technical support do you
have? Is someone available to talk about your site 24 hours a
day? How about your control panel - or do you even have
one? If your host is lacking in these areas, there is a better
host out there for you, and they are probably cheaper.
Does your host limit you to a handful of email accounts? You
should be able to have at least 20 different email addresses plus
aliases, forwarding and autoresponders. Many hosts even have
webmail, email that you can check online or download onto your
computer. If your host is charging you for email or uses email
as an incentive to upgrade your account, you have been warned: email
is usually free.
How fast does your site load? Is your site ever down?
What kind of connection to the Internet does your host have?
We prefer companies that are part of the Internet backbone and
haven't overloaded their servers with too many sites. Having a
fast loading, reliable hosting company is an extremely important
part of your online business success.