If you have anything to do with launching websites or blogs for the ‘live’ Internet, then you’ll be familiar with trying to choose a suitable website hosting service. You are probably also aware of the website “host-bashing” that takes place online amongst social media and other internet communities and forums.
Which, if you read between the lines, knowingly, it would seem that many convictions are slightly skewed. Especially when you haven’t suffered any of the problems other dissatisfied customers are expressing. This is normally true up until the point that you have a problem yourself.
Now, this does make me wonder, just how genuine many of these comments really are. And when I say genuine, I mean in a way that is connected to the fact that the issues a number of people have with website hosting, originate from something external to the actual hosting service itself.
Whilst this highlights just how complex the whole affair of website hosting can be. There is always one expectation that every website hosting customer assumes. And that is access to support from a real person, whether in the form of a live chat, or by phone. By phone being the last resort.
Now, it has to be said. And with no holding back; but finding a straight forward, clear-as-day website hosting service really sucks. Almost every one of them, not all, but most of them (I haven’t tried them all), are riddled with convoluted promises and the same old “gotcha” plans.
Hey, it’s a convoluted game…
So bad is the situation that it makes it very difficult to recommend to clients or even friends what can be called a “Reliable and Affordable” website host.