Getting a cheap deal on web hosting might seem like a great cost-saving strategy, but the reality is that it could seriously compromise the speed, security and performance of your website. Why bother developing a top quality site if you’re not going to look after it properly? It’s far better to spend your budget wisely on the best hosting service that you can afford, and here are some of the reasons why.
Cheaper hosting services can mean slower loading times, particularly if your site gets a lot of traffic and it’s sharing an inadequate server with a large number of other sites. Slower loading times can lead to losing customers and sales.
In order to defend your site against such attacks, you need to make sure that your web hosting service offers a high level of security, including secure file transfers, proper authentication, regular backups and robust server maintenance. Cheaper, less secure hosting options can leave your site vulnerable.
And it’s not just a matter of providing ad-hoc support either; you need to be able to trust your hosts to be on top of ongoing maintenance, for example regular software updates. Cheap web hosting is unlikely to give you a satisfactory level of support.
Servers should be well maintained and monitored, notifications about downtime (scheduled or otherwise) should be communicated effectively, and – most importantly – there should be contingency plans in place. A cheaper hosting package may result in downtime that costs you business.
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