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How to choose a hosting

Today, hundreds of hosting providers are working on the Russian Internet alone. The choice on the one hand is huge, but on the other, it’s not so simple. The fact is that many of them are schoolchildren or students who, for example, rented the cheapest server in Holland and decided to make some extra money during the holidays. Such “hosters” have neither licenses, nor adequate support, much less an office. That is, if something happens to your sites or they just stop working on one “beautiful” day, there will be no one to complain about.

Here are the main points to consider when choosing a hosting site :

The first thing you need to do is decide on the hosting options: how many sites you need to host, how much disk space they need and how much you are willing to pay for it. Select companies that fit these requests.

Hosting company should not work the first day, that is, have at least a few dozen customers who have entrusted them with their sites. It is worth knowing at least the date of registration of the provider’s site domain (can be done using any Whois-service).

It is recommended that the hosting company of your choice have a physical address (offline office) and a license to provide relevant services (“telematic communication services”). Look for sections on the site “About the Company”, “Contacts”, “Licenses”, etc.

Before ordering a hosting chat with technical support. Answers, both on ICQ and online chat on the site, as well as by e-mail and ticket system, should arrive within a reasonable time, be useful and literate.

If the hosting company you are interested in offers a free trial period, do not neglect the opportunity to use it. For the allotted 5-20 days you will be able to understand how your website will work on it and whether this hosting is suitable for you.

Most hosting providers when ordering their services give a gift domain for your site. Specify on whose name it will be registered and how much its renewal will cost in the future. Most likely in a year you will have to pay about 500 rubles for it – in this case it is better to refuse this “bonus domain” altogether. It is better to register .RU domains yourself, for example, in the , , or services from 149 rubles.

Pay attention to the design of the site hosting company. If it contains standard template elements (such as buttons “Operator online”, etc.), if it is inaccurate and made somehow, it is likely that the services of such a “provider” will be of the same quality.

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