If you are changing webhosting companies, or even just thinking about changing webhosting companies and hoping that you can get a deal, you should talk directly to someone at the webhosting company for information about their products and services and your needs.
Many times, webhosting companies make it possible for people to sign up online, without ever having to talk to a person, ever.
However, that's not the best way to get the best webhosting deal at all. So you should always talk to the person at the webhosting company before making any decisions.
Get the scoop on it
When you talk to someone from the webhosting company, you will be able to ask them about special packages or discounts that the company may be offering to new or renewing customers.
You will also be able to ask them about, say, discounts for nonprofit organizations, etc.
This kind of cost-savings is much harder to do when you are signing up for webhosting service online, especially if you are not completely familiar with webhosting.
Remember, those webhosting sales staff are there to make sales, not make it harder for you. They should explain whatever you don't understand.
If you have spent any time at all looking at those webhosting plans, you know how confusing they can bee.
That's why you should always talk to someone at the webhosting company to find out what each of these plans really entails, in plain-spoken language.
You should also take advantage of this opportunity to talk to the webhosting company's representative to find out how exactly how what you have and what your needs are fits into their plans.
After all, if they're plans won't meet your needs, then they're not the right company for you.
Make that contact at the company
When you talk to someone from the webhosting company, you can use this contact as an opening whenever you have a problem. For example, let's say you have trouble with your webhost.
If you don't know who to call, you can call on your sales contact and ask him or her who you should get in touch with. This contact can also be helpful with billing questions, technical service questions, and more.
It's always a good idea to network and this is just another way of building our network of internal and external partners, most of which are likely to be able to channel you in the right direction when a problem comes up, instead of your blindly wondering.
As you can see, there are a number of really great reasons to make it a point to call someone at your webhosting company before you even sign up.
A sales person like this can make sure you end up with the right plan at the right price and can also act as a facilitator when things go wrong. After all, think of how much time it will save you to know exactly who to call when you have a problem.