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Avoiding the Web Hosting Nightmare
By: Jennifer Sullivan Cassidy
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    Table of Contents:
  • Avoiding the Web Hosting Nightmare
  • The Webhost Who Deletes Upgrades
  • The Webhost Who Doesn't Deliver
  • Reliability and Support
  • Moving a Site, Dedicated IPs and SSL
  • Hosting with Your Web Design Company

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    Avoiding the Web Hosting Nightmare - Hosting with Your Web Design Company

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    Hosting with Your Web Design Company

    You can disagree with me on this point, and thatís okay; but in my book, hosting with your web design company is a big no-no.  To me, that's like giving your home builder/general contractor the keys to your house long after his work is finished.   In my compiled experiences, this only brings nothing but trouble, as I talked about with the client earlier. 

    The first point I want to bring up here is that it seemed the design company couldnít seem to keep their hands off her web files.  Allowing your web host to have access to your ftp, passwords and whatever information you have store on the server can be dangerous, as a web design company must be able to do.  While Iím not arguing here that it isnít sometimes necessary for your web host to access your files for support reasons, generally what you do with your own files is really not their concern.  But if you decide to alter your design on your own, many times a web design company will feel that you are altering their files.  You may find this will be a conflict of interest.

    Regardless of your reasons for finding a web host in the first place, these are only a few points to consider when selecting one.  There are many other ones, such as server hardware, but those can be explored at a later time.  My purpose for writing this article is to help you avoid the nightmares of choosing the wrong host.  No web host is going to be perfect; but still, if they meet the criteria above, you can be assured that other issues can be worked out.

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