Picking through website hosting providers can be a tiring, overwhelming and sometimes anxiety-inducing process. So much of your online presence relies on your website to be up and running as much as possible. A good website hosting service you have an uptime of at least 99%, have 24-hour customer service and tech support and not cost you an arm and a leg. There are so many companies around providing website hosting you need to look closely to determine if they are worth your business or not. Here are a few easy ways to tell if a website hosting company is credible.

  1. Luckily for most customers that have access to the internet, you can easily look up a company to find their online reviews. Always check the reviews of other clients who have used the web hosting services of the company in question. If the negative reviews outweigh the positive this is a major red flag! You should immediately be cautious before purchasing a hosting plan with a negatively reviewed company.

  2. In most industries, there is a refund policy, in web hosting this is no different. Most legitimate companies with a service that is reliable and well priced will provide a refund if you cancel your service within the specified time frame. Most of these time frames are between 7 and 30 days. For whatever reason any company that does not provide refund policy or state "No Refund" is not a company you should be considering.

  3. The market for a website hosting service is saturated with companies ready to host your website. With this in mind, you should never pay a higher amount than necessary. Before purchasing a hosting plan you should carefully research at least three other companies to check their prices against comparable plans of the competition. If at any time you are faced with a hosting plan that is $100 or more higher than other plans on the market than it is not worth it.

  4. At some point, after purchasing your web hosting plan for some reason you might want to switch your website to a different website hosting provider. This is perfectly normal. But if you did not check the website host providers transfer policy you may be surprised by shockingly expensive transfer fees. You should never have to deal with expensive transfer fees. Most web hosting services will either charge nothing or an under $20 fee to transfer your website to another hosting company.

These are just a few things you should look out for when considering purchasing a website hosting plan. Remeber to always research each company and ask questions. A good hosting company will be ready to answer all of your questions! To purchase a website hosting plan through MythosLife click here, for any questions click here.

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