Exploring Hosting Myth
Is Cheap Web Hosting Myth?
People often seem puzzled when it comes to their website hosting. It has been often seen that people run behind cost and they select wrong one, which eventually costs more. We have often seen same server listing with different prices so what is the reason behind? Web hosting companies generally put various technical aspects and bandwidth and people pay for those things but that actually cost very low.
You would be thinking that you pay for the space on server while experts have totally different thought. Here are the points, which are important for web hosting:
- Support system: it is quite strange that customer and technical support costs more than space on the server. This is main reason why servers generally get placed at USA while their support system at Bangalore or manila.
- Security: it is quite clear that security is actually one of the main concerns because shared hosting is very vulnerable. Dedicated servers are safe but that is not affordable for all. Advanced firewall and various other security measures consume more money than server space for web pages.
- Back up and data security: website can lose data because of numerous reasons so regular backup is very crucial. If you have Cpanel available with the hosting plan then you can also make regular backup. Some companies take regular backup of their server’s data.
- Staging: this is actually crucial when you make frequent changes to website. Webmaster can test website in advance. Nowadays local servers have come but they wouldn’t give exact result. Some web testing companies guarantee 100% compatibility resolution but they are also under doubt.
So these were the main points because they put companies to spend their maximum amount. Let me tell you real story, my college had their own server, they allowed some students to have their website for no cost. Technical people told us that they didn’t spend a single penny additionally for our website. We were not enjoying some of the features like customer support, backup etc. Our website got down when they stopped server to cater us after completion of training.
Whenever people start “web hosting company” then they first put investment on installation of web server. Second thing is about making infra ready so that people can see the trust factor with your company. This phase includes setting customer support, hiring technical professionals etc. Now you would have understood how companies making gimmick in the name of “cheap web hosting services”. If you want to go really economically then don’t go for company, find anyone who has own server, it can be any company, institution, government organization etc. If you can get small space over there then it would cost only few cents.