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Do I really need all the add ons hosting providers are trying to up sell me?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Cyborg305, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Cyborg305

    Cyborg305 Newbie

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    The title says it all. Just wondering how many of the upsells are essential and which ones I don’t need. In case you need further info I have a website that is almost due for me to pay again. My website is in personal finance and has some affiliate links in it. Other than that, I’m not selling anything on there and not taking anyone’s personal information. Please let me know which Add ons are important and which ones are not.
     
  2. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    It would help us if we knew which add-ons they are trying to sell you?
     
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  3. The Universe Legend

    The Universe Legend Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It totally depends on you, if they're selling you something that you already know about, there is no need to buy them.
     
  4. kolmont

    kolmont Newbie

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    • SEO-stuff- Auto seo services hosting poviders I've seen upsell are definitely no good. Do seo yourself or get someone to help you out
    • Website builder- If you have skills with other CMS, no need for their builder. And the catch with builders is, you will have a hard time transferring the site out elsewhere
    • Website accelerator-hmm, never tried that, can't say
    • Website cacher (or some sort)- No, this should be free from them or you can use a plugin
    • Security- Is this an SSL? If so, yes, that's important. You can probably add it manually, but your hosting provider can likely do so for you for a small cost
     
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    obosor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Purchase what you need.
     
  6. SamLewis

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    None of it