As the title suggests, what always appears to the eyes is not true. All companies naturally will propagate all of their good and strong points and will try to leave out the negative points, or, even worse, try to plainly cover up for them. While choosing a web host, one must very prudently learn to see the unseen and read between the lines.
What is hosting:
Now, in very simple words, hosting means the storage of your files on the hosting company’s servers. Basically, the concept behind web hosting services is that not your personal computers are designed in such a way that it will be available to the world for viewing. All that these hosts do is to make their clients’ webpages available, visible and accessible on the World Wide Web.
There are a wide range of web hosts available today. A mere google search can turn up thousands of results. Though these are very lucrative and approachable mediums, one must realize that more often than not what is covered up in layers of features and offers is nothing but sham. It is true that there are some exceptions to this, but mostly there is a chance of being fake.
Why hosts are not as good as they appear to be:
Some reasons why the best rated web hosting isn’t necessarily can be as follows:
Many web hosts put up advertisements on one’s site. This is the central way for them to cover their costs. The most annoying of the lot is pop up advertisement. These can irritate the visitor to the core and make them leave your site, so one has to look out for that.
They should have a service level agreement which should very clearly explain what would happen when any problem arises and how the company will deal with it. It is just like the articles of partnership, where every situation and its remedy are stated. Not all customers look out for such features but these are important as maybe in a situation for crisis, one’s host may simply turn a blind eye to the problems. All the cream of web hosting companies should be checked for this.
Also the best of hosts may not give one the option to be able to monitor, install, upgrade and configure programs which immediately makes it lesser attractive. It may also not give the option to add sites, deal with potential hacks and troubleshoot programs.
There can be many other problems with such star studded companies. For instance, the packages may start choking as soon as the money back guarantee expires, account of clients can be modified without any notice to them, services may slow down as the 1st month ends, the cPanel may have negligible support for languages apart from English which again is a main issue, and the most horrendous is the fact that the sites may simply stop functioning due to database errors.
Hence, it is best to stay on the safe side and conduct thorough research before opting for anything.