As you’ve been looking for website hosting you have no doubt come across a lot of web hosting companies offering web hosting for unbelievably cheap amounts. If not free, it’s almost free. All web hosts are pretty much the same so you might as well go with the cheapest right? Not so!
So what’s the difference between these cheap web hosting companies and a reputable hosting provider, such as ClickHOST?
The difference is service. The disk space may be the same, but will there be anyone there to ensure quality of service? Will they be around next month? Next year?
Here are 5 Reasons NOT to Choose a Cheap Web Hosting Plan
1. Customer Service
Cheap web hosting companies offer their services at such a low price that being able to provide quality customer service becomes practically impossible. A good web hosting company will be able to provide you with top-notch customer service, whether for a billing inquiry or for technical support. If you need help with your web hosting account, will your web hosting provider be there for you?
Offering reliable web hosting means ensuring that the web servers being used are mechanically sound and all software is up to date. That requires man-hours, skills and money. If your website hosting costs only pennies a month, how much money is being spent on making sure YOUR website is going to work when it needs to? A quality web hosting company works hard to ensure that all of its web servers are in top working order so that YOUR website is working properly at all times.
If your website comes up as little as 5 seconds slower than your competitors, you can potentially lose customers. Many cheap web hosting companies pack thousands of websites on to one single web server. The result is slow web pages and numerous time-outs.
4. True Price
Some cheap web hosting companies offer you extremely low monthly hosting prices, but then charge you a premium for services like MySQL or PHP that other reputable, professional web hosting companies already include in their hosting plans. Make sure you read the hosting plan to ensure that includes what you need now and what you might need later.
5. Emergency Response
All web servers online receive hundreds and sometimes thousands of attempted hacker attacks each and every day. Maintaining security and dealing with those attempted attacks is an ongoing job that can cost thousands. Every now and then, one of those hacker attacks makes it past the latest security measures and does its best to cause havoc. A professional web hosting company is prepared to deal with that potential crisis. They have the resources available to make sure your website is back up and running as quickly as possible. Some cheap web hosting companies do not maintain backups for cost reasons and keep a skeleton staff at most. Would they be ready to get your website back in action?
If you find a cheap web hosting company, make sure you read the fine print. You get exactly what you pay for.
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