Beware of scam hosting providers who promise lifetime hosting at one-time low costs but do not deliver. They will either disappear after a few months or become so unreliable that you will be forced to return to reliable hosting providers.
The best and most reliable hosting companies offer cPanel hosting, which costs more for hosting providers to maintain. Over the past few years however, many new hosting providers have popped up in the Internet Marketing industry with so-called unlimited lifetime hosting at a one-time low cost. These hosting providers use unreliable Direct Admin (DA) and other format hosting.
I’ve fallen for several of these scams myself because I’ve been creating websites for over a decade. I’ve used; Yahoo Hosting, 1&1, Blue Host, Host Gator, IPage, and a few others, paying upwards of $200 per year. When low-cost hosting came along it was a great change that I jumped on right away. Now I pay no more than $5 month/$60 year for great reliable hosting at Interserver. IFast, and a few others. With over a dozen websites, I have no choice but to diversify in case one particular host fails.
Internet Marketing Gurus have turned the hosting industry into an affiliate marketing scam wasteland controlled by JV-Zoo and Warrior-Plus. Don’t get me wrong; hosting companies have always used Affiliate marketing as a way of drumming-up new business. The problem now is that many get-rich-quick Guru Scammers have found ways to exploit affiliate hosting using junk hosting.
If you are looking for good reliable hosting, I would suggest that you do some research first before falling for internet marketing scams that promise lifetime hosting at $17 for life. Go to the Web Hosting Forum and browse through it. You will get good info from people like yourself who’ve been through the scams themselves.