Choosing the Right Web Hosting Provider for Now and the Future
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You're starting a website and/or an online business on a shoestring, so you're going to go with the least expensive web host you can find, right? Wrong. Keep reading to find out why this could be the most expensive mistake you ever make.
When most people want to start an online business, they shop around online to see what web hosting businesses are available. A lot of them end up going with a "budget" service that only costs a few bucks a month. While this is all well and good, what exactly are you getting yourself into when you pick a host solely on price? If you are starting an Internet business or expanding your current business to the Internet, then this website is going to be very important to your business, and is going to need the ability to grow as your business does.
I can tell you from first hand experience that there is virtually a ton of "budget" web hosting companies out there. These companies offer you tons of disk space, and virtually unlimited bandwidth, at prices starting as ridiculously low as $0.99 a month. Yes, Iíve seen them for less than a dollar a month. At prices like that, you need to stop and ask yourself, how do they REALLY make money? Obviously, they count on sheer volume in order to turn a profit. But what if they have 2000 customers, each paying $1 a month? So they bring in $2000 a month. Do you think they can REALLY guarantee each user that huge pipe of bandwidth?
No. They certainly can not. Thatís why a majority of these budget web hosts have a reputation for being slow. And even a modest website, without a ton of graphics, will still load slowly if the web server it is hosted on is serving slowly due to CPU or bandwidth issues.
This is vitally important to businesses on the Internet. With high-speed Internet access becoming ever more widespread, people are less apt to wait for a website to load. A slow web service provider can be considered the touch of death, and can take an excellent business idea and turn it into an abysmal flop.
But this only scratches the surface of the issues faced when finding the right host to serve your business.
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