A good web hosting company is a dime a dozen. Also low cost hosting is a very hard thing to find, because it seems the less you pay for this the less you can expect from them. Believe me there a million different hosting companies out there, but cheap website hosting is not always the best. In retrospect, you want a good dependable cheap hosting company that will accommodate your needs for your website. It was said, that cheaper is always better, but this not the case with this.
I know, I am a business owner too, and I am on a budget; I do understand wanting to save money which I try to do whenever I can. In this article I will talk about some good things that a cheap web hosting company will offer.
Before I get started I just want to mention that if you are looking of cheap website hosting you are probably not looking for VPS, dedicated, or even reseller hosting. (Well, maybe reseller hosting if you can afford to spend a little bit more.) For the most part you will be looking at shared hosting packages, which are great for small businesses, and smaller websites. Don’t get me wrong you can always upgrade if you do feel that you need more bandwidth or space, but for starters just go with shared hosting.
Ok, so here is what is really important to me. As stated I am a business owner and I own a freelancing web design business. I always make sure that the company has good support. Nothing can ruin you day any worse than having to talk to someone in India that you can barely understand and doesn’t know what they are talking about. Do you know what I mean. So for me customer service is very important. Even if you are new to web design believe me, being able to talk to someone that can “help” you is worth so much.
Also, you do want to consider that the provider does have a decent about of uptime and reliability. It can really hurt your website if your provider is always down, or does not offer you the amount of bandwidth that you require. If you site is always down people will generally just stop visiting your site and go somewhere else. So a low cost web hosting is a great deal, but just make sure it is a good one before you invest your money with them.