When it comes to Web Hosting packages and plans you have many to choose from that range in various prices. The most expensive plans will be Dedicated Hosting (which I will discuss in a separate article in the future), yet Shared Hosting is pretty inexpensive. Also, it’s a great choice for many small businesses because it offers good performance for the price. Here are the top three reasons to choose Shared Hosting.
Reason One Of Three Reasons To Choose Shared Hosting: It’s Inexpensive
As I said in the introduction paragraph: One of the three reasons to choose Shared Hosting is because it’s inexpensive. You can have a low budget and still deploy your website onto the Internet. I found packages from various hosting companies ranging from $3 a month to up to $10 a month. What influences the price differences is how many websites you can host on a plan, the amount of disk space you get, and how much traffic your site requires, to name a few.
I do warn those seeking web hosting to not choose the cheapest plan he or she can find. Because you do get what you pay for. Instead, choose a plan that includes some type of support and uses good technology to host your sites. The latter is more important because if a company is using old servers and networking equipment your site will perform poorly. And the only option you will have at that point is to find another company and migrate your site. Speaking of support, access to good technical support is a must! Especially when something goes wrong on your site and you need assistance to get it fixed.
Reason Two Of Three Reasons To Choose Shared Hosting: The Company Handles Server Maintenance
Another of the three reasons to choose Shared Hosting is because the hosting company handles all the server maintenance.
Just like your house, the server running your website requires maintenance. That includes updates to the operating system, updates to any applications or plugins running the control panel or framework displaying your website, and replacing server parts. If you choose a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a Dedicated Server you have to do all the server maintenance except physical repairs. And if you don’t know what you’re doing you can have a vulnerable server out there waiting to be hacked.
Honestly, most small business owners don’t have the technical expertise to handle server maintenance, which is why I suggest Shared Hosting packages. Now, I have the technical know-how and it’s still time-consuming. First, I need to keep current with operating system and application updates. Installing those can go awry which can cause downtime and data loss. Then, I have to do most of my technical support before I reach out to the company’s support.
Final Reason: It’s Easy To Build And Deploy A Website
The final reason to choose Shared Hosting is because it’s easy to build and deploy a website. Most companies offering this plan include a cPanel license. This control panel is one of the most popular on the market, and offering users the ability to create email accounts to add DNS records. Using cPanel is usually daunting for beginners but the company has extensive, easy-to-read documentation and guides. Plus, they even have a YouTube channel with all types of tutorials.
Shared Hosting with cPanel is one of the simplest ways to build and deploy a website in little time. That’s why I suggest it to most of my customers.