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Finding a New Web Host

It may be time to find yourself a new web host. Here's how to tell.
January 1, 2006
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81682

Should you change your web-hosting company? Before rushing into anything, give your service a thorough assessment. "Ask yourself, quite simply, whether you've received the service you expected," says Sebastian Moser, U.S. director of technical development at 1&1 Internet Inc., a web-hosting provider in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania. So what should you expect from a web host?

"First and foremost, it should provide speedy and reliable service, and give you all the tools you need to have a sophisticated and productive website at a reasonable price," says Moser. Before you switch, Moser suggests you ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to any of them, it might be time to change.

According to Moser, "Some of the bigger and more reputable web hosts will provide you with very feature-rich packages, with all the tools and resources you need at prices that are lower than ever, so it pays to do a little homework."