Premium Web Hosting Vs Cheap Web Hosting
If you are reading this article chances are you must be wondering about the difference between premium hosting services and cheap hosting services.
If you don’t already know what is a hosting service let me give you a brief explanation. Simply put a hosting service is a service which hosts your domain name, web pages and your database. Without a hosting service the only ones that will be able to see your website would probably be you and your dog. That’s not much use isn’t it?
Now that you know a little about web hosting let’s move on to the main focus of this article. That is the differences between premium hosting and cheap hosting.
There are basically three main differences between a premium web hosting service and a cheap one. Those differences are uptime, support and price.
First let us look at uptime. What exactly is uptime? Uptime as the name suggests means the amount of time where your website will be up or in other words viewable by others. Why is uptime important? Uptime is important because if your website is not up most of the time it would be equivalent to not having a web site at all. Don’t you agree? Cheap hosting services get to make money by cramming as much people as they can onto a single server causing major downtime, which is the opposite of uptime. Premium hosting services on the other hand don’t need to cram that many people on a single server to obtain a profit therefore premium hosts are able to obtain higher uptimes.
Next let us look at support. If you have used cheap hosting before this scene may seem kind of familiar. Do you remember those times where you would call your web host for support but they put on hold for hours just to say that they can’t help you? If not, I just want to tell you that I have heard from many people which say that’s exactly what happen to them. Premium host on the other hand are able to provide much better support. I say this because premium host need to host fewer people therefore reduce the amount of support needed to be given. Now you must be thinking ‘oh great the hosts get lesser work but what’s in it for me?’ If you take just a second to think, you’ll realize that since your host will have less customers they are able to concentrate on you more thus they are able to respond to you quicker eliminating slow response.
After looking at both uptime and support let us now look at price. The huge difference in price between premium hosts and cheap hosts is pretty obvious therefore there isn’t much to explain. There is no way premium hosts can compete with cheap hosts in price. This is because cheap hosts compete with each other through low prices. Whereas premium hosts do things a bit different. Instead of fighting with each other through price, premium hosts compete with each other through quality which is both a good and bad new to you.
To recap there are three major differences between premium hosting services and cheap hosting services. Those differences are uptime, support, and price. Premium hosts give better uptime and support. Cheap hosts on the other hand offer a much better price.
Just before I end this article I’ll give you a piece of advice. Don’t always rely on price to decide who will be your web host, always consider uptime and support as that is even more important than the price especially if you are intending to do business online.