Watch this side-by-side comparison of cheap vs reliable hosts!
With so many hosting providers out there, it’s hard to know which one is right for your needs.
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We get asked all the time “Why do I need web hosting?” or “What’s the difference between web hosting and a domain”. They purchased a domain for $10/yr and think they were done.
To summarize, you’ll need web hosting, a domain name, and a website. To run your website, your domain needs to be linked to your web host and your web host will render the website files you tell it to. All three are required to establish a public-facing site.
Not All Web Hosts Are Equal
Have you ever wondered why web hosting companies are able to offer such cheap web hosting? That $5 per month web hosting deal seems too good to be true. And the truth is it is too good to be true.
Cheap web hosting isn’t as cheap as it may seem and may be costing you business! Cheap web hosts often rely on several different methods to “stretch” their dollar and trick their customers into staying longer than they should:
Some web hosting companies will use low-quality hardware that costs less but doesn’t perform as well as higher-priced equipment. These web hosts know that if they give you a server with bad memory or poor-quality CPUs, that they will be able to upsell you on add-on services or upgrades. When your website runs slow or is unresponsive they will request you upgrade to their next tier of service. These fees were the last thing you wanted to deal with. You were attempting to avoid paying them in the first place. These hosting companies recognize that most people would rather not migrate their websites and emails to another environment, thus they may entice you into signing lengthy non-pro-rated agreements.
In other instances, your website was running fine, and all of a sudden it has slowed down consistently. These “cheap” $5 hosting companies stuff as many websites on their servers as possible. You are essentially renting space with several other dozen (if not more) websites and if there is one bad actor, all the sites on the server suffer.
Finding a dependable hosting company that is geared towards businesses and provides exceptional customer service isn’t simple. And if you’re not sure what you’re doing, it’s best to leave things to experts like us who work in this field on a daily basis.
Who Do We Suggest?
We don’t provide web hosting services, but we do know which providers offer the greatest-value services.
We are delighted to suggest Nexcess as one of the best web hosts. They provide high-end servers that are fully optimized for performance, and the company provides some of the industry’s finest customer service.
Unlike other hosting companies, Nexcess provides all fees upfront & are inclusive. They provide website performance from the start, along with website security, SSL, and so much more it is hard to be the value provided.
There are so many reasons why we recommend Nexcess, but the most important reason I am finding our clients chose Nexcess over other providers is that they are looking for fast and reliable web hosting for their business. They want host providers they can trust.
In most cases, we find clients are concerned with migrating their hosting because they believe it is a tremendous undertaking. We also find resistance to enhancing their hosting environment because their current host is unwilling to prorate their service and they are worried about missing out on unpaid service.
Migrating a website into a new environment is fairly straightforward. We have migrated large numbers of websites from shared hosting environments into Nexcess and found up to a 750% speed improvement just by changing to a reliable hosting company.
We do migrations almost every day and when moving into Nexcess we find that some clients see huge improvements. One client we switch over recently was getting speed scores of 11 seconds. After moving them to Nexcess we found they started getting 2s loading times! With continued page speed enhancements, we were able to get them on track to 1.3 second loading times.
If you are not sure where to start, please contact us and we will help you get an account set up today at no cost.
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