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why get paid webhosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by j hustle, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. j hustle

    j hustle Newbie

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    hey guys, why should i get paid hosting? cant free hosting that has like 100k bandwitch good enough? thanks for reply
     
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    klcouponscom Registered Member

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    Bandwitch.

    canttellifsrs.
     
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  3. xollls

    xollls Junior Member

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    Why risk all your hard work and time using free host? Free host can pull your website offline without notice or for simple/small complaints.

    Paid hosting is not expensive at all.
     
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  4. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Paid hosting is much more reliable and it's not expensive at all.

    Sent from my Galaxy S2 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    You get paid hosting primarily for the benefit of having your own IP address, to load scripts you want to run, to store files and have more control over them

    Primarily, for me, it's to have my own IP. I'm so sorry that last sentence rhymed in tempo.
     
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  6. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    1. Reliability
    2. Support
    3. I assume your goal is to monetize your page. If you are monetizing in any way, $7 a month isn't gonna make or break you
     
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  7. markmp3z

    markmp3z Registered Member

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    And also some hosts even cost less than 3$
     
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  8. InternetMayhem

    InternetMayhem Regular Member

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    True but paid hosting can and will also pull your website offline without notice especially if its shared hosting. I agree that paid is more reliable than free hosting that is usually flyby-night though.
     
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    I think the difference here is that with paid hosting, your site and your files are your own and you have a right to demand access to them; even if it's only to migrate to another host

    I'm not sure if your stuff is your own on free hosting (but I could just be facebook-jaded. haven't used free hosting in so long I have no idea how or if the general terms of service has changed across the board)
     
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    No lie. I'll take the bandwitch, hold the ketchup. And a side of fries, please.
     
  12. deathripper

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    Where could I find one?
     
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    Free one can never have the same benefits that paid ones can provide.
     
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    Don't go on just price - go on reputation and service.
    If you go just on price you could be back here moaning about paid hosting not being as good as free hosting.

    Go look at webhostingtalk.com for some of the bigger names in hosting - they have a special offers section you can check for decent deals.

    Myself, for cPanel hosting I am using iLoveHosting.co.uk and for 4 quid (about $7) a month I get a really good service. They went down unexpectedly for about 20 minutes and credited everyones account!

    For my VPSes I use HWSHosting.co.uk, again for the price the service is phenomenal.

    Its horses for courses I guess - where do you want to host, whats the max budget etc etc
     
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  15. Dax0r

    Dax0r Registered Member

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    Every time I choose to trust a free hosting, I losed all my work.
    Free hosting is simply shit: unpredictable and long downtimes, limited functions, morons admins, slowness,banners, ecc. is what you will encounter.
    If you cant afford to pay an host, just drop your project.
     
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  16. j hustle

    j hustle Newbie

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    thanks everyone for your replys, i hear alot of things about host gator so i may give them a try, but how do i know what plan is good for me?
     
  17. Mountaineer

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    Just get a ball park of how much resources you are going to use and then compare it with different plans and choose one accordingly.
     
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    zx123 Senior Member

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    paid vs free??? the differece is that you pay :)
    also the paid hosting can go down like the free, my suggestion is:
    start with free and when you have a recurring business swich to paid... but use alway one that it is in the business since at least 10 years.... because all paid hostings are flyby-night!!!
     
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  19. j hustle

    j hustle Newbie

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    thanks for reply guys. i think i got it now
     
  20. ToPN1K

    ToPN1K Newbie

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    Hmm free hosting. They are very slow. Enough said!