I recently attended Campus Party Europe in London which was a technology event dubbed ‘Glastonbury for geeks’, attracting around 10,000 “campuseros” (attendees) from many different countries including Spain, the Czech Republic and of course the UK.
After speaking to a few “campuseros” about their web hosting, many people had suffered issues with their hosting provider but felt they were unable to move because they had paid for 1-2 years upfront in return for a discount. Speaking from past experience in exactly the same situation, my advice would be to firstly take out a short-term monthly contract to give you time to evaluate your web host before deciding to pay for 1 or 2 years upfront (even if the discount may seem appealing!).
For those of you who might be interested in the event, here are a few pictures:
I was also handing out flyers at the event with an exclusive Jolt promo code, so well done if you were lucky enough to be given one of those!
If you’d like to find out more about Campus Party, you can visit their website.