Are all web hosts about the same?

Are all web hosts about the same?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Michael, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Michael

    Michael Member

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    I have been looking around for a web host to start a blog and most of them seem like they are about the same as far as what they offer. Some of the amounts and specs of their plans are different but that's about all I am noticing that is different.

    Most seem to use the same setups or at least similar so I was wondering if there are any real differences between different web hosts.

    Are these basically all the same overall or are there any big differences between hosts with similar offerings?

    Sorry if this sounds like a strange question but for someone that doesn't know a lot about hosting this is just something that I have observed.
     
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  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    It might seem like many of them are the same but I assure you that there are many great differences between some of them. One of the things that is usually vastly different between some host is the quality of the support that they give their customers.

    The specs on the hosting plans will not give you an idea as to how good their customer support is and that is usually the biggest difference between many hosts.
     
  3. Melker

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    There are some really bad ones out there so you need to check on any host before you use their service. Some are good for a while then get bad later for one reason or another.

    They might seem the same by just looking at the price and what is included but that doesn't say what their quality is for their hosting.
     
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    Most of the web hosts are same, But some are bad also who do not provide good services, So, be careful and check the reviews from other customers so that you will not face any kind of problem in future.
     
  5. Michael

    Michael Member

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    @Dean , I forgot about support because I never see it mentioned in the specs of the hosting plans.

    @Melker , How do I know who the really bad ones are?

    @georgiaa , How do I know which reviews are good and which are fake?
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    That is one of the most important aspects of web hosting so you should always try to use a web hosting provider with good customer support.
     
  7. Melker

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    It is not easy to always know who the bad ones are. You have to look for information about them and ask if anyone knows about a web host.

    I know that Bluehost and Ipage are some to not use but I don't know of many others without looking around.
     
  8. Michael

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    Why are those 2 bad? I see many ipage advertisements on many different places.
     
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    All web hosts are NOT the same. Some are really bad and have too much downtime or poor quality service for their clients. Some treat their clients very good and they keep them happy and want to stay there a long time. Many just seem to not care about their service.
     
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    They have a reputation of being bad. Do a Google search for them and look for things that talk about how bad they are. I was looking at those not too long ago and a lot of bad things are around about them.
     
  11. Dean

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    They are owned by EIG who have gained the reputation for poor customer support and just about everything negative that a web host can be know for.

    Do a search from information on the EIG hosting companies and you'll see why they should be avoided.
     
  12. Michael

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    I have not seen anything about them but I will do a search. Thanks
     
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    Dean Well-Known Member

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    You can search for a search term like "EIG hosting Problems" or really anything that says "EIG Hosting" plus a common bad term.
     
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    No all web hosts are not the same. I was thinking this myself in the beginning but some have really bad support or too much downtime. Try to learn about them before you buy or just pay monthly rates until you know if they are good.
     
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    Many of the web hosts will use the same or similar equipment and they may have similar features they provide but the way they take care of customers and their service needs can be very different my friend. This is what will often determine a good web host from a bad web host.
     
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    NO, Not all web hosting companies are about the same in all aspects. Service features and things like that might be the same or similar but the support can be very different from one to another.

    I would also second the advice of staying away from EIG owned web hosting companies. I learned first hand how bad they can be and they tried more than once to scam me out of thousands of dollars. They held my website data for many sites hostage and didn't want to grant me access until I paid A LOT of money.

    Web hosting is something that is more important than people think so make sure you get it from a web hosting company with a good reputation and especially in the customer support and service areas.
     
  17. Michael

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    I'll do that. Thanks for your help.
     
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    It looks like that company is one to avoid since others feel the same way. Thanks for your help.
     
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    You're welcome Michael. It's a good practice to read and check into any web host that you might consider using. Web hosting is something that you don't want to take a chance on.
     
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    Michael Member

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    I know it's important but sometimes when you do not know much about something it makes it hard to understand what you should be looking for exactly.