There’s an old adage which states that “You get what you pay for”.
In most areas of life, and business, this holds true. Not necessarily so, however, in the webhosting industry. Often, you pay too much, and don’t get what you pay for.
Several weeks ago I got a call from a web designer friend of mine.
“John,” He said “You won’t believe this”.
He went on to tell me about a Plastic Surgeon he was redesigning a website for. This client was paying $600.00 per month for his webhosting account.
“The incredible thing is” He related, “I can’t get the current host to return my phone calls or emails”.
After looking at this clients needs, I was shocked to find that there was nothing special about his site that justified his being on anything other than a basic shared webhosting plan. We quoted him a monthly rate of under five dollars.
In this case, the client was being raped by an unscrupulous host who was not only overcharging him, but not even providing the basic support he needed.
This is an extreme example, no doubt, but it all to often...