Web Hosting Reviews

How Much Does Web Hosting Cost?

The price of web hosting is different depending on the type of web host. It could range from a service that is free to one that costs hundreds of dollars a month. Using the following information, one should be able to make a more informed decision on the type of web host to choose.

Usually there are five types of prices. There are the free, low budget, cheap, slight expensive and the higher end web host services. Each obviously has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The free web site host is usually very enticing because – it is free. But ironically, there is a price to free web hosting service because the web space that is offered is usually smaller and it is used for those who do not have any complicated uses for their websites. For example, there are no databases, media such as music and no emailing facilities. Therefore, if one wanted emailing, domain registration or upgrading services, a charge comes with it. Other charges imposed by free web hosting services are for annual domain registration, the initial one time setting up fee and for the removal of advertisement banners.

With free web hosting services, one cannot expect customer services if there is a problem with the website and in most cases, there will be a need to place the advertisement banners by the web host service on the website, which makes it look unprofessional.

Low budget web host services are similar to free hosting services and the same goes with their support and reliability. The service charges a small fee ranging from $1.00 to $15.00 monthly. The plus point is they do not need the users to place advertisement banners on the websites and they are usually known as basic or starter plan. They are for novices who are concerned about support for their website or reliability.

Cheap web host services are very popular and the ones that are most competitively priced. In relation to affordability and the services that are offered they are also the best of both worlds. Cheap web host services offer many features at prices ranging from $5.00 – $10.00 monthly. This is usually recommended because of the low cost and they usually offer the recommended features and tools. The down side is that they do not spend enough on support. Hence, if a big website without any need for support is what is required, this type of web support is recommended.

The slightly more expensive web host services are those who charge $15.00 – $50.00 monthly. They are usually the smaller services that are not very popular hence unable to provide competitive prices to the customers. Thus, they end up having individual services and are unable to provide services that encompass what is generally needed by most websites.

The higher end web host services have packages that usually surpass most other packages. If one is a shared hosting user and requires very specific type of services or top trained quality support, this is the type of service to go for. The prices can start from $15.00 up to $100 monthly.


Posted by admin on May 25th, 2011 :: Filed under Web Hosting
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