Today, I will look at free trial web hosting - a marketing concept followed by many hosting providers in the industry. The goal of this is to allow a user to test out the provider’s services for a limited amount of time.
In this article i will discuss the reasons for why you should take advantage of this opportunity as a business owner and find the best one for your business needs.
Firstly, the most obvious benefit of free trial web hosting is of course the opportunity to test out a hosting company’s services in full effect. Most providers offer a certain trial period for which the hosting is completely free, usually ranging from 14 to 60 days.
Personally, I’ve tested out many platforms and can guarantee that a few weeks are more than enough to get familiar with what a hosting company has to offer. Most of the time, you’ll get access to a company’s complete hosting features including things like storage space, opportunities to host a couple of websites on the same account and so on.
Some providers don’t even require a credit card to begin a trial period, so a few clicks of a button can get your started right there on the spot.
Let’s be honest here. If you did at least a little bit of research, you can tell that most hosting providers offer generally the same things in one form or another. VPS, Reseller and Shared web hosting types are usually the three main ones that are offered to clients.
What separates these hosting types are things like the amount of resources given, dependence on servers and so on. They pretty much encompass what most web owners need, which is the reason why separation by these types became an industry standard.
Of course, since Wordpress is such a popular CMS, some providers separate Wordpress hosting as a separate service. This is aimed at those who have a Wordpress-based website and are determined to maximize what their CMS gives them.
My main point for this section is - because most providers follow a standard it’s easy to compare them and choose the best one that you need. Whether it’s the hosting types, or thoroughly detailed plans with info on server power, storage, bandwidth and so on., most companies give insight on what they offer in a similar manner.
Continuing on a similar note, free web hosting trials will help you decide on the eventual provider for your business. Since we have a general idea on how companies present themselves, we can then dive into the details.
First of all ask yourself some questions that will help you come to the final conclusions. Do you need really good speed? A 24/7 support group that can help you navigate your account step-by-step? Is it security that your after?
These questions will help you identify what you need to prioritize the most for your website. Some websites carry a large number of sensitive user data, so they’ll go with the provider which offers the most protection.
Websites who are all “fast purchases and deliveries” will go after good speed providers and so on. And what better way to decide which service is better than to apply for a free trial period, right?