Question: Do web hosts require notice in advance before you can cancel your account with them?
Answer: Most web hosts will require a few days notice in advance. The policy differs from web host to web host. The number of days can be from 72 hours to 7 days. While some VPS and dedicated server web hosts will impose a 2-4 week notice must be given before you can cancel your service with them.
Shared web hosts
VPS and dedicated web hosts
Most VPS and dedicated web hosts will have a policy requiring anywhere from 7 days to 30 days of notice. The policy will vary and the more customer friendly web hosts will have less than 2 weeks required. While some web hosts that require 1 month’s notice are not a web host that you want to use.
Web hosts that require 1 month notice before you can cancel can become a bottleneck in your web hosting needs if you need to add or remove services. Having to pay for a whole month of web hosting service that you no longer need is not a smart move. It is best to avoid any web hosts that require 1 month or any month notice in advance to cancel your services.