The number one mistake that people make when they hire a webhost is that they look only at how much it’s going to cost them. Sure, that’s important, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Look at more than how much you’re spending.

Another mistake is not really knowing enough about the company. Do they have a backup plan? Do they have support when you need it? Check these things out.

Other common mistakes include purchasing hosting in an auction – you’ll likely be dealing with a lot of inflexibility; putting all your eggs in one basket and locking yourself into something that you end up unhappy with, and trusting the testimonials that you see on the site.

If you can’t talk to the actual customers, it’s not a very good sign. You should stay away and look for a different webhost to help you out.