I’ve been pretty lucky because my very first web host has been great and I’ve had absolutely no problems installing, configuring, and using PrestaShop. But, I know there are other hosts that do a great job as well, and some that don’t.
There are posts in the PrestaShop forum regarding people having trouble with their installation. Those posts commonly indicate the only problem is that the web host is not properly configured to work with PrestaShop and no one can seem to figure out how to fix the web host’s configuration. Why would you want to work with a web host that is not friendly to PrestaShop?
There are many factors that go into picking a good web host – cost, quality, customer service, etc. For many people, the final decision comes down to cost, which can be a very unwise choice if you pick the wrong host
The goal of this survey is to determine the best host based on value, which is not just low price. I would propose that the term “value” combines the qualities of cost, customer service, reliability, easy of installation, and a number of other things. It doesn’t make any sense to spend even a few dollars a month with a host that doesn’t work for you (that’s no value). Let’s find the best host with the best plans, send them our business, and stop being frustrated with installing PrestaShop.
Some things you may want to consider before taking the survey are the following:
- How easy is it to upload and install PrestaShop on your current host?
- Is your host there when you need them? Do they have 24/7/365 phone support? Or, just e-mail support and they take forever to get back to you?
- Is your host professional and courteous when you call and ask for support?
- Are there any quirks using your host? For example, do you need to ask your host for special settings? Or, does PrestaShop just work without any special effort?
Please take a moment and fill out the short two question survey below that will help us all understand who is the best web host to use. After I get enough results, I’ll publish a condensed version of the survey results so everyone can benefit.