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10 Things I Hate About Web Hosts

By Mohnish On March 3, 2009 Under Web Hosting


1 – Over Selling
I hate over selling host that sell ‘unmetered’ hosting for the price of cheese burger! There is nothing unlimited in these world. If a host says, “Sir, You need our Mega World Class Deluxe Enterprise plan with UNLIMITED Disk Space and Bandwidth which costs only $4.95 a month” it won’t last for longer than a few months or their service is probably a dud!

2 – No Cpanel
If a web host doesn’t offer Cpanel – Its not a web host!

3 – Long Term Contracts
This is my personal opinion; I do not like hosts that charge yearly or semi yearly. I would like to try their hosting by paying monthly for a month or two and then decide if I would like to go ahead and pay for a year!

4 – Slow/Bad Support
A good web host will always reply to your ticket within 2 hours, A better one within 30 minutes and the best one ASAP! The web host must have a support staff which has basic knowledge of PHP/SQL so that they can help the customer better :)

5 – False Claims
This includes claims like 100% uptime, 1000 mbit speed, 27/7 support etc. Many web hosts do what they claim to (like TmzHosting), but many are just BSing!

6 – Sick Policies
I don’t like policies which restrict a client from transferring their domain to another registrar/web host only after 6 months of service. Some of their policies are really sick! So read their policies before you sign up. (This is the case with many web hosts these days)

7 – No Refund
The client has the right to have a refund if he has used the service for less than 7 days and is unhappy. Web Hosts should offer a refund if the client is not happy.

8 – Not offering an affiliate program
My personal opinion; Web hosts which offer an affiliate program are better than the ones which don’t. Reason: They allow their clients to make money with them 😉

9 – Ordinary Promotions
An ordinary promotion benefits you, an extra ordinary promotion benefits your pocket! A host charging $100/year for 10 GB Space/100 GB Bandwidth and giving a free domain/$50 Ad words/$50 Yahoo Credits blah blah would be an ordinary promotion; A web host giving you a 50% recurring discount with quality service – Priceless! 😉

10 – If its not…
To be honest, I couldn’t think of another one.. So my last one would be: A web host that doesn’t have “TmzHosting” in their name 😉

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Hostgator Hosting Review
    March 4, 2009
    2:10 am #comment-1

    Nowadays most webhost do oversell. They tend to lure potential subscribers to subscribe with them with big storage and bandwidth. However, there are some hidden clauses can be found on the TOS. Thus if you are signing up a plan, make sure you read their TOS first.

    Also a webhost money back guarantee is very common. If they fail to provide that. I will never join them!

  2. Aravind Jose T.
    March 7, 2009
    3:50 am #comment-2

    Good Read.
    Reading the TOS IS CRUCIAL.

    And hey, MediaTemple doesn’t offer cPanel.
    But, aren’t they great ? 😛 😛

    And the image featured here shows a gal going ecstasic with her laptop !

  3. Monty
    March 7, 2009
    8:29 am #comment-3

    These are 10 points I hate about web hosts. However, Media Temple doesn’t provide shared hosting. It provides grid hosting, which is like a VPS 🙂

  4. Free Xbox Live
    September 17, 2009
    6:52 am #comment-4

    True, but don’t forget to mention, if you have slow internet connection, i’ll kill you.

  5. Free Xbox Live
    September 17, 2009
    6:54 am #comment-5

    It WILL kill you that’s what i meant not, i will kill you lol:)

    December 3, 2009
    9:48 am #comment-6

    These are really true.

  7. Glenny
    December 2, 2011
    9:08 pm #comment-7

    What’s up, just wanted to tell you, I loved this blog post. It was practical. Keep on posting!

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