WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Should I buy hosting on a Unix (Linux, SunOS, BSD, etc.) or Windows NT (Windows 2000) based server?

A. We use only Linux or BSD Unix servers. If for some reason you specifically need ASP extensions (and so a Microsoft server), you'll have to find another vendor. No we will not reconsider.

Category: Hosting Secondary Category: Server

Q. Should I go with a big or small hosting company?

A. Large companies might be have a better chance of staying in business and may be able to negotiate better deals for their customers, but small hosts are usually cheaper and provide more personal support. We've been in business a long time.

Category: Account Secondary Category: Contract

Q. Should I simply choose a cheapest plan?

A. We wouldn't recommend choosing any plan below $3 per month if you expect to get a reasonable level of technical support. There isn't that much profit in hosting.

Category: Account Secondary Category: Contract

Q. Should I worry that my host is a reseller?

A. Probably not. It is quite possible to get better support or prices from a reseller than from a base company. Our own resellers are all quality people hosting on the same server(s) as we use. OTOH resellers are usually smaller companies and since they don't own the server, sometimes they have to wait for the parent company to perform some tasks.

Category: Reseller

Q. Some hosts offer "unlimited bandwidth". Why don't you?

A. There is no such thing as "unlimited bandwidth". Someone has to pay for the traffic. If your network traffic exceeds a certain fixed amount, or a percentage of their server's capability, they will charge you more or ask you to leave their service (even if they told you it was unlimited). We provide a reasonable amount of bandwidth for a low price, and offer a clear upgrade path.

Category: Account Secondary Category: Bandwidth

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