We charge our Web Design partners one price that covers the website hosting and Email service PERIOD!
This price never changes unless:
1: You elect to purchase the FTP service.
2: You wish to add more funcationality to your site.
For instance a new application.
Shared Hosting - Website Hosting companies that offer you very low prices are only interested in High Volume sales! These companies offer a great service to the right customer. Non-business non-organization websites. If you want to host a family website this is the place. If you have a hobby and wish to host a site you designed for that hobby, again this is the best hosting option. However, if you are a business or an organization that relies on that site on a daily basis, we offer a better option!
Some of the Hosting vendors provide no phone number on their website. All correspondence must be done only by email!
Many hosting vendors do not provide you with a guaranted uptime or "disruption of service" No company can actually provide 100% uptime. This due to the fact you cannot own all critical components of the internet. A few hosting companies including Web Piranha, Inc., guarantee 99% uptime!
Carefully read their TOS (Terms of Service). Here are some of the TOS items listed in Shared Hosting sites. Please note we took out the Hosting Company's name and instead use (hosting vendor)
• The Customer agrees that he or she has the necessary knowledge to create Customer's Webspace. Customer agrees that it is not the responsibility of (the hosting vendor) to provide this knowledge or Customer Support outside of the defined service of (the hosting vendor).
Note: Any person of any level of knowledge could be learning on the fly on the same server your business website on!
They do not have separate R&D, Development and Live Production servers!
• The Customer certifies that he or she is at least 18 years of age, or that their parent or legal guardian will act as the "customer" in terms of this contract.
Note - All the hosting vendor want’s from it’s users is the ability to be responsible for the contract!
• Servers are shared with other customers, and as such IRC-related activities or severely CPU intensive CGI scripts (e.g. chat scripts, scripts which have bugs causing them to not close properly after being run, etc.) are not encouraged. Any application that listens for inbound network connections (even if the application would otherwise be allowed) are not permitted. BitTorrent clients, proxy servers/scripts, IRC bots and bouncers (BNC) specifically may not be run on any (hosting vendors) Web Hosting server. If your processes are adversely affecting server performance disproportionately (hosting vendor) Web Hosting reserves the right to negotiate additional charges with the Customer and/or the discontinuation of the offending processes
Note: Just because this Hosting Vendor warns against running applications etc that can seriously affect the server your customers are on, this does not mean a newbie or other user may try to use the apps or make a mistake. Adversely affecting your business or organization!
Note: this is why it should be highly recommended that any new extension or program you use, is tested somewhere else first and not testing first time on a production server. The Shared Server is a production server!
Also note the shared hosting vendor, makes no guarantee nor do they state how fast they will resolve this issue!
Another note of interest: At any moment, with no warning or time for you to plan your budget.. reserves the right to negotiate additional charges with the Customer and/or the discontinuation of the offending processes
• (hosting vendor) is not responsible for notifying unmanaged servers of the need to apply patches. Failure to comply with these requirements is grounds for termination of contract without refund. (Hosting vendor) reserves the right to take any action upon unmanaged dedicated servers it deems necessary at any time to protect the security and integrity of (Hosting Venders) network.
You'd better be able to meet those deadline or (hosting vendor) can terminate you immediately!
Now what do you do?
We at Web Piranha could not say it better. Here is actual text from a shared hosting vendor's website.
Let's get one thing straight. Shared hosting is our bread and butter. It's what we're good at. We're pros. The cream of the crop. The best in the biz. The coup d'état. Or something
But, there is one drawback to our shared hosting... you've got to share! YUCK! Which is why we offer a feature we call Strictly Business Enhanced.
You guessed right! Their Strictly Business Enhanced hosting option they provided was significantly more than that basement bottom shared hosting price of $5.95 a month (note that's $5.95 for a 10 year contract).
The options depend on the server configuration cost you.
$179.00 per month
$239.00 per month
$269.00 per month
Webpiranha's current annual hosting fee for your web site and email is $350.00 per year or less!