Several web hosting companies are aggressively marketing their product as the best and should come on top of your list of providers that you must be consider in choosing a provider. In several reviews, the features and benefits actually are almost similar or differs only a little. However, before deciding to subscribe to one, it is imperative that you know the things that should or should not make you subscribe to a web hosting provider.
Now, if your service provider offers a free forum page for your website, it should be known that there are several benefits that it gets your page. For one, a website that has an active forum page offers more content and these active contents are used by bots to index thus you’ll get higher probability of appearing in the top search engines. Moreso, an active forum page actually builds a community and customers tend to become more loyal to a site with a faceless company.
For the target clients, forum page helps them in seeing things from the perspective of the company. They also observes how promptly your staff respond to your concerns especially if they raise a concern that needs you attention. It will be an additional point to the company if your respond promptly and if you know how to effectively deal with the objections of tour clients. Also, the prospective customers are able to ask question on pre-sales concern in your forum pages.
If there are several advantages, there are also few disadvantages of establishing a forum page in your site. For one, inactive forums attract negative impression which is bad for the organization. Thus, if you can’t maintain it, then it is better to not have any forums at all. Also, forum pages require time and continued monitoring, you will need to moderate the forum for responses required, misplaced posts, or spams.
Moreso, there are people who are not comfortable in handling public criticisms. Thus in cases that there are negative posts regarding your product or service, removing this posts shall attract attention and this will look bad on the company. There are also clients that do not like much interaction in a page so efforts in establishing one may be wasted if this is not demanded by your clients.
On the clients sides, there are some who prefers asking a direct question or avail of a support from your helpdesk than in the forum page. Thus, in cases that you offer the forum page as the sole avenue in asking questions, then there is a bigger chance that they will just go elsewhere.
Given the above mentioned facts regarding installing a forum page in your website, there are other good things that make it highly recommended to subscribe to a provider. For one, free sites are very ideal especially if you have a limited budget but needs online presence.
While there are minimal monthly fees that you need to settle, all other things that you need in managing your website comes with the package. These providers also offer user-friendly platforms that allow people with less technical knowledge create their website in no time at all. Programming knowledge and background is just required at a minimum to at least intermediate level. Experts actually can create highly impressive pages that will set them apart from their competitor, however, if your objective is solely to establish a professional looking site, then the web hosting companies already provided you with this ability through their video tutorials, FAQ’s, and several support accorded to their clients.
Now, if you are to compare a free from paid monthly hosting services, there are several differences. For example a free web hosting service only offers limited space to use while the paid one with minimal charges offers unlimited disk space. There is also a limitation on free hosting when it comes to video, graphic, and multiple pages while there is none on paid service providers.