Most Common Web Hosting Myths and Misconceptions
Having a website is the best way to gain and retain customers to your business. But you need to choose the best web hosting provider for this. So, before choosing any web hosting company let’s take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about web hosting.
1) Expensive Web Hosting is More Efficient
I am not suggesting you that go with a free hosting provider or spend lots of money on hosting that is going to provide you the same services. Also, it is not always true that expensive web hosting is more efficient. Firstly, review their services and packages to decide whether they meet the price stamp attached to them.
2) Unlimited Disk Space or Bandwidth
Always remember that there is no such things like unlimited disk space or bandwidth. Firstly, very few websites will ever need “unlimited” bandwidth or disk space. So, website owners should plan and analyze the amount of space their website takes up and budget accordingly. Also, always opt for a company which offers you limited space but allows you to increase the space if it is required.
Additionally, if you are going to choose a web hosting company that offers unlimited bandwidth make sure that you read the terms and conditions very carefully.
3) Network or Server Uptime
Most of the companies claiming that they provide 100% uptime for server which is always a myth. The maximum possible server uptime is 99.99% because server uptime is the time when a server is connected to the internet. This can never have 100% uptime as servers are not accessible all the time via the internet even though it is linked with the LAN as servers require periodic maintenance and updates.
4) Only Choose Hosts With Positive Reviews
Well, it is good idea to check the reviews of company as it can help you to better understand their customer relations and problem solving. But always keep in mind that negative comments are everywhere so the best hosting companies can also get negative reviews. So, instead of focusing on this what they did wrong, you should focus on how quickly and efficiently they fix the problem.
Moreover, it doesn’t mean that web hosting company is a bad choice just because they have a few bad reviews. Because competitors can make false claims and post negative comments also to promote there own website. So, think wisely before choosing any hosting provider for your website.