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Billing Issues of Web Hosting Companies

By Jeff Grossman
Web Hosting Fanatic

     One of the most overlooked aspects of web hosting is probably a company’s billing policies and methods. When a customer is searching for a good host the usual things that they will look for are price, bandwidth, and disk space. However many people do not realize how big of an affect billing can have on the overall satisfaction of a web host. Companies around the world use different methods of billing and organization, which can sometimes show the difference between the amateur and experienced web hosts. It is necessary to not only investigate the actual server that you will be renting but also the company’s billing.

            One of the first things to look at when selecting a plan from a web hosting company is the billing cycle. Web hosting companies offer billing cycles ranging from weekly fees to charging the customer every other year. In most cases, web hosts will offer monthly, semi-annual, and annual billing cycles, giving the customer the choice of which period to choose. Since web hosts want to collect their money quickly and easily, most will put slight discounts on the longer billing period. For instance, if hosting company A offers a plan for $5 per month, they might want to offer the same plan for $50 per year, giving the client a $10 discount if they pay for a year in advance. The disadvantage to paying for more than one month at a time is that if you are unsatisfied with the service after a month or two, the company might have a strict refund policy and cause you to lose your money or force you to bear with the host for the remaining payment term. Overall, you should choose your payment term depending on how confident you are that you will like the web host. It is usually a good idea to purchase one month of the web host and if you are satisfied after the month, invest in a yearly plan to save some money.


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