Hosting Company Review
With so many hosting companies out there it’s hard to know which one to choose for your website. When choosing a hosting company it may seem like the convenient choice would be to use the same company you bought your domain name from. However, this is often not the best choice. In this post I’m going to review 5 of the many companies I’ve worked with in hopes to save you time and money in your project.
So let’s get to it. Drumroll…
Network Solutions (networksolutions.com) – This companies hosting control panel frequently locks you out when you make updates to your hosting package for no reason. Also their domain names cost about three times more than other companies. They do offer one valuable service which is the WHOIS service ,which allows you to look up domain name information.
WebHost4Life (webhost4life.com) – Extremely slow response time when using the WordPress Admin. Their servers must be either on the other side of the globe, or are just overburdened. Plan on doubling your site development time.
GoDaddy (godaddy.com) – The issue with GoDaddy is the time it takes to complete each task. You spend one day setting up your hosting account, wait one day. Then Install WordPress, wait one day. In my opinion it shouldn’t take a whole day to do either of these tasks. With other hosting services it takes minutes or seconds. Two days to get WordPress installed? C’mon GoDaddy, get with the program. People want their websites yesterday!
Yahoo (yahoo.com) – This biggest issue I see with Yahoo is that they do not allow you to access or edit the .htaccess file. This means your URL’s will look like “http://www.mysite.com/wordpress/” instead of “http://www.mysite.com”. Even worse though is that you’re not able to perform 301 redirects which means that when your new sites goes live you can’t redirect from the old site to the new one, which obviously hurts your search engine rankings.