Statistics show that the primary concern of most web hosting seekers out there is the cost of the web hosting. The price tag is what most people is concerned about. In reality the price of the hosting package is only half the worry. The other half is a plethora of options and services, features and offers that not only confuse a beginner mind but also mislead them with numerous technicalities. Choosing the best web hosting is a perfect balance of required features and the right price. In this article I am going to guide you through the process of choosing the cheapest but also the best web hosting service you possibly can. Like I mentioned before, there is a very thin line between choosing a great web host or a demon from hell. Believe me just as a great web hosting can be the most pleasant and rewarding experience, a bad web hosting service could be a nightmare you just won’t be able to wake up from. In this article I am going to share the knowledge and experience that I gained over the years and the mistakes that I made, so you don’t have to go through it all.
The first step in choosing the best, low cost web host is the acquisition of as much knowledge and information about the general topic of web hosting as you possibly can. This information and knowledge is going to be your best friend in the journey towards finding the best and cheapest web host out there. When you thoroughly know and understand all the web hosting concepts and terms, only then you would be able to decide your requirements and the options and features you need for your web site.
Do not jump at the sight of a $2 per month web hosting service and sign up with your eyes closed. Believe me I did it and it was a hellish experience. Be realistic, web hosts so cheap can never hope to provide good, let alone best, service. These web hosts are often down, do not offer quality customer support, are very slow and may have outdated software which can compromise the integrity and security of your web site.
Trim your fat. Do not get hosting packages with features you do not require or have no idea what they are. Do not get features simply because you have heard a lot about them and you think having them in your hosting package is professional or cool or important. Know what you need and only get that. It saves a lot of money. In the beginning, for my first 4-5 pages website, I got hosting packages that included databases, email forwarding, CGI, a large web space, high bandwidth, additional scripts and programs and a lot of other unnecessary elements that I had no idea what to do with, and only because I thought I might need them for my website some time later. Do not do that, whenever your needs increase your available resources or options or features, almost all web hosts offer the option of upgrading your existing web hosting account to include the newer elements that you now require.
Do not consider yourself a customer who is bound to have a bad experience only because you are in search of low cost or cheap web hosting. So, expect to have great web hosting support even when you are paying small bucks, all customers are to be treated the same way, so if a web host has good technical support, it is good for everyone, or is supposed to be. So do not be shy to contact them and talk to them as many times as you would want. Ask them questions about all your concerns and doubts, and keep asking until you are not truly satisfied. As a customer you are eligible for best technical support, so make sure it is available before you make a hosting decision.
Go for shared web hosting. Shared web hosting is the common preference of most web hosting buyers. Shared web hosting not only takes your web hosting costs to a considerable low level, it also is a great choice in terms of support and less technicalities. Shared hosting is pre-configured and good to go, while the other type of web hosting available; the Dedicated hosting, is not only expensive but also is a whole lot more technical. When cheap web hosting is your preference, there is no better option than the shared web hosting.
Keep searching for a good and really cheap web host, because I know that they do exist. So you might be thinking right now, hey if you know all that and you know any good and cheap web hosts, why don’t you tell us?, That is because everyone’s definition of cheap is different with respect to the features they require, e.g. I might think that for me cheap web hosting is $0.5 per month and if I tell you a web host that is cheap by my standard and offer web hosting for $0.5 per month, you might say dude I asked for cheap, not a scam. So everyone’s idea of cheap is different, so would your be. But keep looking, and you might someday find the best, cheapest web host out there.