Now for the million dollar question. Is it better to host your click tracker on your own server, or pay a monthly fee for a hosted click tracker? Personally at first, I thought that a hosted service was the way to go. Boy was I wrong. Not just a little bit wrong, I was big time wrong!
I could go on for a long time why self hosted is a much better way to go. But, to keep from boring you, here are the top reasons why self hosted is the way to go when it comes to click trackers.
Hosted click trackers place everyone on the same server or group of servers. They have a tendency to place way to many people using the limited resources of each server they use. When a few users start driving heavy traffic, all the users on the server start to slow. This causes redirects to slow way down and even time out.
This causes loss of clicks and revenue for you. People clicking a link don’t hang around if the page they want to visit does not start loading quickly.
Choosing a self hosted click tracker allows you to control what server and hosting plan you use. If they start to slow, or you simply outgrow your current hosting plan, you can upgrade or move to a better and faster hosting plan.
This give you total control of the speed of your redirects. Not a hosted click tracker service that thinks your redirects are fast enough. Speed should be your choice, not theirs.
Account Shut Down Without Notice
Everything is running along smooth and you are making lots of money. Then, you wakeup one mourning and find out your income has stopped! Your email account is full of people screaming at you and threatening to do chargebacks if you don’t deliver their traffic as you agreed. Yes, this horror story happens more than you think.
What happened? You go to check your click tracker and discover that your hosted account was shutdown without notice. They claim you broke a rule and that your account will not be reinstated. You are out of business and face losing even more from chargebacks. To top it off, they will not tell you exactly what rule you broke. They say they can’t tell you for security reasons.
If you are self hosted, you have the control. Not the click tracker service. You have the control to run your business they way you want. You are not forced to run your business the way the hosted click tracker feels you should.
Self hosted puts you in the drivers seat. You control your business. The choice is yours. Let someone else control your business, or place the control with you.
No Quick and Easy Way to Move to Another Click Tracker
When you use a hosted click tracker, you don’t have access to the actual database. This makes it just about impossible to move to a different click tracker without a lot of work.
With a self hosted click tracker you have complete access to the database and all of your data. Well, let me backup a step. With My Click Boss Pro, you have complete access to your data. Some self hosted click trackers encode the data so you can’t access it directly.
In order to take total control of your click tracker, you need clear and complete access to its data.
IP and Domain Reputation Problems
This is a big one. Domains and IP addresses get banned for spam and unethical behavior all the time. This especially happens to many hosted click trackers on an ongoing basis. One minute your clicks are going through perfectly, the next not at all.
The bad part is that your reputation goes down because of others behavior.
With a self hosted click tracker, you control the domain and IP address. You don’t have to be at the mercy of everyone else sharing the domain or IP address.
Can’t Customize a Hosted Service to Meet Your Needs
When ever you use software, don’t you find something you would like to work just a bit different? Or you find yourself changing the way you do things to work within the bounds of the software you are using?
With a hosted click tracker, you can’t have modifications and customizations done to the software. But, with a self hosted click tracker you can have it customized to work the way you want to work.
Here I go again, let me backup for a second. With My Click Boss Pro, you can customize the way it works and have modifications done, all you want. Many self hosted click trackers encrypt the script so you can’t modify it.
In order to take total control of your click tracker, you need to make sure the self hosted script you select is NOT encrypted and can easily be modified. Rest assured, My Click Boss Pro is not encrypted or encoded in any way shape or form.
Can’t Upgrade Servers and Hosting as You Grow
As your traffic grows, a click tracker needs more server resources to perform at top speed. With a hosted click tracker you do not have the control do upgrade the sever resources. You are at the mercy of the hosted click tracker service.
Since you install My Click Boss Pro on your server, you can always upgrade your server or even move to a different server any time you want.
The bottom line is, you can be at the mercy of a hosted click tracker, or you can take back total control of your click tracker and go self hosted. The choice is yours.