In my career I found people who feels betrayed by their site developers. They discuss about how they did some mistakes while choosing website developer. I have interest in interacting with people and get knowledge about their set of Dos and Don’ts about life.
Today by combining all their points i am going to discuss about things you have to ask your developer before you splash your hard earned money in their pocket.
- 1.Ask them for their previous work or demo of site
- 2.Make a List of your requirements and expectations
- 3. Ask him to share details of Hosting he is going to use.
- Which CMS they are going to use?
- Are they going to provide SSL certificate.
- Will they do revision if required?
- Are they going to offer you technical support?
- Are they offering the privacy protection for domain?
1.Ask them for their previous work or demo of site
I am totally ok with hiring services from freshers. The reason i am recommending to see demo or previous work is examining his skills. I visited many site developer company website and many was not mobile friendly so if you choose such a company , you cant expect your site to be mobile friendly.
If a person is fresher and you want to give him or her a chance to prove himself, just ask them to make demo site or demo homepage for you. The person who have confidence on himself will prove you by creating best one. This will avoid future disappointments.
2.Make a List of your requirements and expectations
I found some people fails to express their expectations and requirements to the site developer. If we do not tell people what we want then how can we expect that they will fulfil those requirements. You must search some sites with similar structure and set it as benchmark for the developer.
Show him those sites so he can go through the live example of your expectations and can ad his creativity in right direction. Journeys and efforts with right direction can only reach at expected goal.
3. Ask him to share details of Hosting he is going to use.
Many time people are not aware about types of hosting. Many time we notices people blindly trust site developers. Site developers take advantage to make some money out of this opportunity.
They charge VPS hosting’s charge and give you Shared hosting. People even do not notice where their site is hosted?, how much that company charges per year? They just give cheques per year to site developers.
We need to make site owners aware about various hosting types and hosting plans.
Few Types of hosting You must know
1. Shared Hosting
Shared hosting is best and cheap hosting option for beginners. You can choose our best shared hosting plans to start your new website. Shared hosting is best for people who need minimum resources to start a site. Take a look at our Share hosting plans.
2. VPS hosting.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. VPS hosting is affordable choice for raising sites. Site who are getting good growth in their traffic noods more resources like Bandwidth, CPU, RAM and SSD. Our VPS hosting prices are super cheap.
3. Dedicated server.
Big Websites with huge traffic load needs dedicated servers. You dont need to invest in dedicated server in initial stage. When your site will become giant and you will in need of huge resources and power to maintain site operations. You can buy Dedicated Servers.
4. Ask to clarify Responsiveness & other technical Factors.
Many times people get issue of unresponsive sites. You spend money on developing sites but it dosent work on all devices. If your site is not responsive then Search Engines like google will also avoid to show your site in SERP.
Ask clarifications about various technical factors like
Which CMS they are going to use?
CMS is content management System. After developing site if you want to manage, alter or change any content you can do it via CMS. WordPress, Jumla, Drupal are the few famous CMS. WordPress is most used CMS now a days. You must be aware of about CMS or platform on which your site works. You must have access
Are they going to provide SSL certificate.
SSL certification play very vital role in ensuring safety for visitors. SSL certificate creates a trustworthy environment on visitor’s browser for running your site. Ask your site developer to install SSL Certificate on your website. you can check our SSL certificate prices to make sure that they do not overcharge for it. You can even buy SSL certificate at ServerForHost to avoid cheating.
Will they do revision if required?
I seen people fighting with their site developers over revision. Site developer will not utter a word about revisions if you do not clarify it before payment. Many time they charge eextra money if you want revision or addition in a site. So I will recommend you to clarify that whether they are offering free revisions or not.
Are they going to offer you technical support?
Youtube videos can not guide you every time so my friend please make sure your site developer offers you technical support or not. Technical support is very much required to run aan operations smoothly.
Few developers offer free tch support and few will charge few bucks yearly. You should pay for technical support but dont give contract of site development to the person who do not offer any kind of technical support.
Are they offering the privacy protection for domain?
Hackers are always in search of site with loose security. Domain hijacking is a very common cyber crime. You must ask your site developer to get privacy protection for domain.
This protection will hide important information like IP address, root addresses, WHOIS informations. This protection will prevent future losses of your site. This protection will keep vital information safe.
Ask above questions to your site developer. You can choose our cheapest VPS hosting for your website and avoid over charged hostings from site developers. ServerForHost is a trusted and affordable hosting provider in India. Our hosting plans comes with SSL certification, Emails, Privacy protection, Malware protection.
In business it is ok to discuss things clearly. If you are introvert person then please ask your friend or collegue to discuss directly and point to point becouse in this fields people can escape from responsibilities with help of words.