Don’t choose manage website services and loose a ton of time and money. See my conversation with a few guys this week.
In a conversation with a few guys today, the website topic came out. I of course I jump right in. I believe in good online services that’s why I own DataViking.com, what I call the online one stop shop, one of the services we provide is manage web hosting for small and medium business.
One of the guys said;
I’m with X company because I only pay four dollars per month, you guys need to switch.
I smile (like always) and reply; do you make money from your website?
He said, yes o course.
I said; we at DataViking.com backup all websites to a different server for better protection. Is your hosting provider a proactive company, are they backing up your data on the daily basis to an outside server or at least tell me if you don’t know are backing up your files?
I knew the answer, because for the most part is the same.
He replies; I don’t know if they backup my data and NO I haven’t back up my files either.
This is the normal scenario in most cases, most of you don’t worry about it until the website is hacked or has crashed. For the most part web hosting companies either provided backups for an extra fee or if they are backing up your data they charge you a fee for the data restore.
Let’s assume your site makes $500 per day, your site is don’t for 3 days minimum, that’s $1500 in loss because you want it to save 6 dollars per month.
DO the math; is your time, loss of money, potential loss of customers when they know you data have been compromise worth 6 dollars savings per month to you?
Not to me…
Do yourself a favor pick the right web hosting company today!