There are so many reasons why I would recommend Host1Plus. Here’s my experience with other web hosts, how I found Host1Plus and its benefits.
When my site’s uptime started to suffer, I thought my web host provider was losing out on quality of service. I called tech support but despite making several calls couldn’t find any sort of resolution to the problem. This was actually the first time I had real contact with my web host’s support team and quickly realized that they lacked in-depth knowledge of their own product. I consulted one of my friends, who is a tech-savvy young man and after he checked the problem with my site, he asked me some details about the web hosting plan and told me straight away not to blame my web host.
The problem, he suggested, was that I needed to upgrade my web hosting plan. And he recommended me to check Host1Plus and upgrade to a VPS hosting plan. So I did and I couldn’t be happier.
The first thing I did was contact customer support and make sure they were knowledgeable people. In fact, I asked my friends to call them too. I want to make sure that I don’t face any issues in the future.
The VPS plan is the perfect choice for me as I am on a shared plan. Host1Plus offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to plan types. I chose the Gold plan because it meets all my requirements for now and for the near future.
I already have 1GB RAM, 10GB storage and 500GB bandwidth. Host1Plus silver plan offered me some upgrades in terms of storage and bandwidth, it did not increase memory and CPU power. So the Gold plan is ideal. This VPS plan gives me the following:
- 2GB of RAM
- 2 processor cores
- 40GB storage
- 2,000 GB bandwidth
Their next upgrade – The Platinum plan costs more than double the Gold plan, but I don’t think I will need it for at least another two years.
I didn’t know I could choose my server location before. I came to know about it only when I checked VPS hosting packages offered by Host1Plus. They allow you to select web server locations from a number of countries including the US, Brazil, Germany, and South Africa.
How does server location help me? I have prospects in the US and I don’t want to target Europe, South America, or Asia, so this helps me by positioning my servers in the countries where my customers are located.
Google considers server location as a factor in determining where it displays search results. So I don’t want my product search results to show anywhere else but America.
This is yet another extension of the flexibility gains I’ve found with Host1Plus. This is where this web host takes things ahead of other web hosting providers. It allows you to customize your hosting configuration by using a sliding bar interface. This is something unique and completely new to me.
Finally after the upgrade I have nothing more to ask. I’ve been using a Gold vps package from Host1Plus for the past 4 months and I’ve never had any issues with my site. My friend helped me a lot to configure my VPS server, because it’s not like a shared plan and requires some technical knowledge, but it’s perfect now.
Now not only does my website work smoothly, it is also relatively faster and my SEO campaign is also producing better results. I think the choice of server location is one of the reasons for this increase in my online marketing efforts. I hope to upgrade my plan further in a year as my traffic grows again at a faster pace.
I will definitely refer my colleagues to switch to Host1Plus. The hosting plans are affordable, different and the perfect solution for me. On top of that, the support team is also knowledgeable and helpful. If anyone is looking for an ideal hosting package or an upgrade, Host1Plus is the choice.