How cheap web hosting is really expensive.

Before you buy a cheap product or service, ask your self one question Why is it cheap ?

If you have a budget to run a website, then they have a budget to run a business, And if they are not making a profit they cannot run the business.

So why or How can anyone provide a cheap web hosting service?

How? By overselling the server, Overselling is when a hosting company sells more disk space and bandwidth on a server than actually exists. For example, say the server is oversold by only 50GB of storage/bandwidth. Overselling is not really an issue here since the amount is small and most sites on the server aren’t using all of their allocated resources. However, say the server is oversold by 1000GB of storage/bandwidth. This situation can cause the server to have performance issues and even go offline if enough sites are using their allocated resources.

Why? Coz they want to make a profit at your expense.

So Is it worth it ?

No, If your budget is that low, you might as well go for a free web hosting service.

People who use cheap web hosting without researching the service or support often end up paying more.

I learnt this, the hard way, I was penny wise pound foolish.

Lets say your earning revenue to your site, Can you imagine how much revenue you would loose everytime your site is down?

According to a recent research publishers loose more than a billion dollars in revenue due to slow sites.

If you pay for a service and 90% of the time your site is down, or slow, Don’t you think you actually lost money.

Also, the headache and time it takes to get support from such hosts is a nightmare

Such hosting companies are also known to wind up and Leave their customers to fend for themselves.

Now you may ask, that I can’t afford the fancy big guys they are expensive. And I completely understand where your coming from.

Here is how you should

Try a free hosting service first, like wix or click here to know how you can get free hosting from hostgator.

Go for someone who has been in the industry for a long time, like Godaddy, Hostgator or Bigrock. Speak to people who have a hosting service and ask them how it was working for them. You will not find the right host doing a Google search, I found my current host on the recommendation of a friend

Search for Discount coupons you’ ll find many.

Always go for host’s which provide a 30 day money back period, so that incase it does not work out, you can get your refund ( 30 days is a reasonable time for you to judge the performance of your host)

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