Slow performance is sufficient for you? Then you can go the cheap way and pay less than 10 € per month.
Pay less and you will save some money, but for the near future this decision can affect your website’s ability to grow.
On the other hand, if you have concrete plans for your website and outstanding speed as well as uptime is needed, then you should definitely invest in better hosting.
Ultimately, especially outstanding performance can be critical to the success of your freshly baked project.
Why cheap hosting does not support you
I have launched a number of websites. At the beginning, no website had the guarantee for success. This makes 5 € per month for hosting at the beginning reasonable.
So how can cheap hosting influence the success of a website before it is even launched?
Here are five quick reasons …
1. Your website will be treated like a sardine
The 5 € per month are tempting, but the reality of such cheap offers is that your website will be jammed on a server with hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of other websites.
Basically, the host provider is betting that you will never get significant web traffic, but you will continue to pay.
2. Performance will be below average
As a result, your website competes for limited server resources because it is hosted on the server with all these other websites.
These are resources your website needs when visitors try to access it – especially when you get traffic spikes.
Inevitably, your website will become very slow or crash completely exactly when you need it the most.
3. You put yourself at risk for paying more
Here’s some irony for you: Despite the cheap entry, you might end up paying much more for poor performance than you expected.
Because if you exceed the limits of your plan, then you can expect additional costs for web traffic and storage.
4. You don’t get important extras that add real value
It is quite easy to calculate the cost difference between cheap hosting and premium hosting. But how to calculate the difference in value?
First of all, you can ignore all three problems described above, because:
- Your website does not share resources with hundreds of others.
- Performance is remarkable enough.
- You won’t ever be charged overages. Ever.
Those factors alone make premium hosting worth the difference in cost compared to the low-cost options.
If necessary, you won’t not get personal support
5. If necessary, you will not get personal support
Running your own website can sometimes be a lonely activity … especially when things go wrong.
Sure, everything seems to be fine now if you’re not desperately trying to get your website back online.
Personal support represents a large part of the value of a hosting provider and is basically priceless, especially in those moments when you need it the most.