Cheap Web Hosting
What is cheap web hosting? What is the cheapest? In my definition, cheap web hosting is referring to shared hosting.
Web hosting providers are usually put a lot of websites with big capacity hard drives and they share one control panel. Because of sharing, the more websites on one server, the costs of each server is lower if you are hosting more customers.
The major disadvantage of these cheap web hostings is they are slow once populated. However, if the service providers are nice enough to limit the amount of the websites and put better resources like RAM or powerful CPU.
After all, the idea is to sell it cheap and it does the job. Many go for this type of cheap web hosting. There are 3 groups of the customers will go for cheaper web hosting.
The first type is the reseller. Resellers usually sell web hosting together with other related services like web design, local IT service etc. The choose shared hosting because they have a bigger margin and easier to sell.
The second type is the customer knows little about web hosting. They are recommended by a friend or the low price of the plan has attracted them.
The third type is the customer knows what they want. It is for a simple website and a few email account. The group of customers have set aside a small budget for web hosting.
If you are getting a web hosting, I suggest you read up and understand the different type of web hosting. Understand more from each web hosting provider. Having said that, the salesman on the other side might know as little too.
So, it is a good idea you spend a little time to understand what you need. The cheaper web hosting is definitely not for an organization with a few hundred mailboxes or a database application for a group of filthy people. I will share more on how you are limited by these cheap web hosting on my next topic.