Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
Cheap hosting does not always suck, but in most cases it comes with a lot of undesired issues. Why it is so has many reasons and here are few common ones:
The cheap hosting packages wrapped into ‘unlimited resources’ wrappers attract almost everyone. Everyone wants to have an ‘all in one’ pack, and so the servers get rushed with too many sites on them resulting as poor server response time. Sometimes cheap hosting companies have hundreds of servers, and it’s your luck which one you get. You may get the buggiest one.
Shared hosting is like a public place where everyone is unknown to you. You don’t know the person next to you, and a virus injection to any other site on the server may cause a serious damage to your site as well.
Since cheap hosting attracts everyone, the spammers love to have it, and due to their activities, it’s very possible that your host is blacklisted. Once your host is blacklisted, your emails get affected badly.
Not all cheap web hosting companies, but many of them have unclear TOS, so before having a deal with any of them, make sure that you understand their TOS and these are acceptable for you. And if you find TOS unclear, never ever go for that hosting company, it’ll suck for sure.
The biggest dilemma of cheap web hosting companies is that due to huge user base, the response time is poor. The tickets are mostly replied after long hours, and in case if the communication over ticket is not effective it may take days. Other than this their hold time is quite long, and this really sucks.
Cheap hosting definitely sucks, but this is not the fault at hosting companies’ end, instead it’s your own. If you research a little before going blindly after a cheap web host, examine their site, understand TOS, talk to them and clear things before any deal, cheap hosting can do well for you, and will not suck at all!