I spent some time at my friend Rick’s house. I’m going to help him rebuild some websites. I guess it’s not as easy as I thought.
As I see it the problem is most people only know what they don’t want because they have no way to quantify what they do want. All the concepts that developers think of are transparent and so missing from the thought process of the end user.
See–and you thought I didn’t learn anything today.
As it turns out Rick’s current web presence is with a company that’s…. ummm… stingy? He has 1.5 Gb of space. He’s using 1.6 Gb! For 25% the cost I found a place that will give him nearly one hundred times the storage.
That’s not unusual. His is not the first hosting plan I’ve seen a friend have that wouldn’t pass a comparative shopping check.
Most small business websites use such a small percentage of their purchased hosting plan, it’s nearly criminal.