Does your hosting provider give you headaches?
You are not alone. I’ve been reading that a lot of people are unhappy with their hosting provider these days.
They have lots of downtimes or they fail in providing real value for their customers.
So, I was thinking that it’s time to create some sort of a guide on what to do when you are not happy with your hosting provider. What to do when it doesn’t provide a value for you anymore.
Plus, I would really like to make a special offer to everyone looking to switch providers. So, if you think this is your case too or just want to get some advice, here is what to do.
Check conversations about your provider
Let’s say that there is a real problem with a specific hosting service provider. If this happens, then people will speak about it.
So, check who else uses the service, see how they are feeling about it and if they have any problems with the service you’re using.
The best way to search for this kind of information is by using Twitter Search.
Once you are on Twitter’s search page, look for the name of your hosting service provider and what check people are saying about them. Additionally use a hashtag (#) – for example: #hostgator
This will help you create a better opinion about the service provider you’re using and if you feel that it’s time for you to part ways, then you should go for it.
My experience with hosting providers
I use HostGator (aff) for a while now and I am quite happy not only with their overall service, but also with their outstanding customer service.
So, let me tell you more about my experience with them.
I have recently changed from a “Baby Plan” to a “Reseller” hosting plan and I needed to move all my websites and emails across to the new server. With the move of my files I didn’t have any problems at all, but copying the emails was the tricky part, as they need special permissions.
So, I contacted customer service, explained the situation and they moved the files themselves. This is a plus, because initially they emailed me saying that this is not included in the services I get, but they did that for me as a courtesy.
Later, I forgot to cancel the “Baby Plan” and I still got charged for it. But again, I contacted customer service, explained the situation and boom! I’ve got a refund (again as a courtesy 🙂 ).
How cool is that?
This is something you don’t get every day, this is the extra bit you expect from every service or product provider. This is something that makes them remarkable.
My special offer for you
Now, just because I love to help people and it’s nice to help people (it makes you feel good, doesn’t it?), I have a special offer for you.
If you are looking to move to HostGator or any other hosting provider I can help you:
- Backup your existing WordPress blog
- Move your backup across to your new server
- Restore the data securely and reliable
- Get your WordPress blog up and running with no downtime
… and all of this absolutely free of charge.
Why would I do this for free? Any catch?
No, there’s no catch. Here’s the story: if you buy a hosting service from a provider, I will get a commission out of this, which will “pay” for the time it takes for me to move your blog. If you are not happy with your hosting provider, you will buy a new hosting service anyway and you might also pay for moving.
Plus, with HostGator, you get your first month of hosting with just a penny. Just by using the coupon below:
Now, if you’re ready to migrate to a new hosting provider, just fill out the form at the link below and I will send you all the details via email:
Back to you now
What other solutions would you recommend for someone unhappy with their hosting services provider? Looking forward to hearing your comments!
PS: If you want to get a different hosting provider (other than Hostgator) contact me at eugen @ eugenoprea dot com and we will discuss the terms.
Photo credit: Carole A. Brown from Ecosystem Gardening