When it comes to choosing a web hosting service, many website owners tend to look for the lowest prices and this is where they often discover they’ve made a massive mistake!
There are some cheap hosting companies out there that do offer value for money, but they are few and far between. Getting a competitive rate is important with any service that you use but you need to take a number of other vital factors into consideration when choosing the ideal web host.
Four reasons why going with a cheap hosting company puts your website at risk:
Whether it’s a general question or a critical problem, you need to know someone will be on hand to help. Just like anything else in life, what you pay for is what you get. It’s possible that the company is based overseas or outsource their customer service, meaning if/when you do reach someone, they might not actually be in a position to help you.
Website downtime is arguably the most frustrating thing for anyone trying to do business online. Cheap hosting packages means there are likely to be less people to monitor the resources and this means your server and therefore website is more likely to experience downtime.
Search engines have strict guidelines and rules in place. Among those rules are: Performance (Speed), Availability (Uptime) and Security.
Lack of Features
Reputable hosting companies will include a plethora of features and popular software like WordPress, Drupal, BBPress and many others. Cheap hosting providers will slack on these features and often only allow a set amount emails or databases, they may not offer one click installations and provide a marginal amount of bandwidth and storage space for each account.