The Anatomy of a Terrible Web Host [Infographic]

In 2012, 52 million new websites were created amounting to a total of 634 million websites by the end of the year. From pages fully devoted to cat pictures to insurance websites, they all have one thing in common: a web host. A web host is a company that provides a platform that people can build their own websites on.

Now, if you’re serious about your website, you should also get serious about choosing a web host. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the world of web hosting and there are always going to be people looking to take advantage of you. To avoid getting swindled, you should know what to expect from a good web host. Excellent tech and customer service, like in most situations, is a must.

Be wary of promises of anything “unlimited.” Realistically, there are always limits, and advertising otherwise is a clever ploy to place hidden charges on your account.

Check out this infographic for more on the wonderful world of web hosting and get your website off the ground.

Anatomy of a Terrible Web Host


Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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