When your hosting company provides live chat support, you are able to talk with a representative in real-time and find out useful information or get an issue resolved promptly. The key advantage of using chat compared to calling to consult with a live person is that you need just a computer with access to the world wide web, so you will not pay any fees in case you are in a different state or country. Furthermore, it will be quicker to copy and paste data for instance domain names, usernames or error messages i.e. details which are sometimes difficult to share with the other party over the phone. The live chat is also a considerably quicker option to contact the web hosting service provider's support crew as compared to using a ticketing system. Last, but not least, when some trouble requires some more time to be resolved, you're able to do something else entirely while you wait for assistance on the live chat, so that you will not waste time - something that is not possible if you're on the phone.