With regard to Terms of Service, especially from a Web Hosting Company, should be considered seriously since many of you would be new to the business and new to web hosting or web site related activities. Many advertisements are on the round with lots of terms and service offerings. Terms and conditions of services will decide your future relationship with any service provider.A critical evaluation of available Web Hosting Companies in the market will be very important before entering into any agreement with any Web Hosting Company. Certain factors with regard to their performance, service, hidden costs, security and support should be considered.
With regard to performance, you have to check how they performed in the market and how long they take to settle any issue such as a down time and slowing site. Their technical capability and additions of latest systems and availability of them to the clients such as FTP access, control panel access and webmail, sufficient disk space,. And with regard to service based on your requirement and how much they are able to do them such as you want to do a shift from one package to another one, etc. Another factor is the support such as 24/7 phone services, availability of technical personnel, Costing is another consideration. Many companies offering first three years of Hosting services free and after this three year period there will be many hidden charges you have to bear. Reliability factor should be given importance rather than pricing concerns. It will be difficult for anybody to offer a 100% uptime throughout, but it should be possible that you get the support in time to avoid your losses. If you are a commercial institution and you want to keep your transaction on the net uninterrupted and secure, you should ensure in the terms of service a clause for any downtime losses.
The major part for any web related business is now the security and the measures are in place to ensure the security of their money transactions such as credit card process through the net.