When was the last time you revisited your current hosting plan to make sure it’s truly meeting your needs? No one wants to pay more than they need to for hosting, so it’s wise to make sure you’re getting the best value for your current plan by shopping around at least once per year.
By ensuring that your hosting is living up to your expectations, you can make better use of your budget and ensure that you’re receiving the best service possible. However, when you begin comparing your current plan to those offered by other hosting companies, you’ll need to keep a few key factors in mind.
Uptime Percentages and Reliability
Reliability is one of the most important things to look for in a web host, so if you’re not getting it, it’s time to look elsewhere. Has your server experienced unexpected downtime in the past several months? If so, you likely drove away a handful of potential (and current) customers.
Any dedicated server hosting company should be able to provide you with their uptime percentage. For example, at ReliableSite, we offer a service level uptime agreement that guarantees a 100 percent network, power, and cooling availability to all servers in our data center.
When it comes to web hosting, every user has different needs. So, if you haven’t been able to customize your hosting plan to meet your unique specifications, you’re likely paying for unnecessary services. That’s why it’s important to review your current contract and its bandwidth allowances, storage capacity, processor, and other features. If you find that you’re paying for more than you need and your hosting company won’t let you make changes, it’s probably time to find a new provider and stop wasting your money.