IPv4 Providers in 2022: How to Choose the Right One for You
When it comes to leasing IP addresses, there are a lot of providers to choose from. It can be difficult to decide which provider is right for you, especially if you're not sure what to look for. In this blog post, we will discuss the different factors you should consider when choosing an IPv4 provider. We'll also give you some tips on how to find the best provider for your business. So whether you're just starting out or you're looking for a new provider, read on!
Reliability & Reputation
Make sure that you do your research and only deal with providers that have a good reputation. You can check online forums, reviews, and other websites to see what other people have said about the provider before you commit to anything. Reviews (either written or word of mouth) can be very enlightening. DC locations & networks serving the datacenter can be important. . Unfortunately, not all reviews are written in good faith so you still need to investigate to weed out false claims.
Hosts must make security a top priority. Merely having a TLS cert installed on their site/portal and calling it good just won't cut it. Patching, firewalls, DDOS protection are bare minimums. Additionally, hosts should consider implementing 2FA, IP whitelisting, and other security measures to keep their customer's data safe.
Support Response Time & Competency
When a problem arises (they always do at some point), I need to talk to a real person immediately- with someone who has the know-how and experience necessary. This means that if wait times are long or stuck on hold then it's not an option for me. Waiting on hold, wasting time with automated assistants, or extensive wait times to email/tickets is never acceptable. The technicians I communicate with must understand what is going on. When you discover they don't have a technical understanding of what you're talking about, it's time to change providers.
Professionalism is an obvious quality that every provider should strive for. Treating customers with respect and honesty will make you more valuable as a business, so it's worth putting in the extra effort when necessary! Be honest about your answers - if something can't be fixed or doesn’t work properly right away then say so immediately. Don't lie. Profanity or other word filler should be eliminated as well.
Availability of Services
All things equal, sometimes the provider I want to use doesn't have availability for me at the price point I'm targeting. If services are not available at that time, then I'll typically look at other comparable providers.
Price is of course a factor and I compare that against the providers who are able to deliver on the above requirements. If everything else is equal, the provider with the lower price will usually get my business.
When looking for a new IPv4 provider, it is important to look for one that has a good reputation, offers security features, has quick and competent support, and is professional. Price should also be considered when making your decision. NocRoom provides all of these qualities and more, making it an ideal choice for businesses of all sizes.