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Old 08-11-2010, 13:30   #1
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Is cheap hosting bad?

Cheap hosting may not equal lousy service, although it usually does. There are many explanations for this and we will cover the common ones.

Overloaded Servers

Often the cheap hosting packages offer ‘unlimited resources’ and this attract many new customers. With so many people signing up for the cheap web hosting, the servers get overloaded with a very large number of sites on them. As a result, it leads to poor server performance. These providers have hundred of servers and not all of them are overloaded. If you get an overloaded server, it is your luck.

Bad Neighborhood with Shared Hosting

In a shared web hosting service, you can have all sorts of customers. You don’t know the guy beside you is good or bad. It just take one hosting account that is hacked to cause serious problems to all sites on the server, including your’s.

Email Issues

As cheap hosting is very popular, the spammers love to have it, and with their activities, there is a high chance that your shared IP is blacklisted. If that happens, your outgoing emails will be blacklisted and filtered as spam by the recipients.

Unclear Terms of Service

Many of cheap hosting providers have unclear Terms of Service. If you decide to sign up with any cheap web hosting company, make sure you read through their Terms of Service and that it is acceptable for you. If you cannot understand that, please do not signup, it will be a horrible experience for you.

Bad Support

The main problem with these cheap hosting providers is that with so many customers, their response to your request for assistance can be real slow. The tickets may take long hours to be replied, and sometimes if communicating using tickets is not effective, a problem may take few days to resolve.
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Old 27-04-2012, 17:50   #2
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You get what you pay for

You get what you pay for.
No exceptions, unless they're on some freak promotion.

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You got the business idea, I got the technical expertise.
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Old 03-05-2012, 15:41   #3
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Actually it depends on your requirements, for my personal web sites, I had a super cheap USA server, I can tolerate the downtimes given it is a hobby site and it is real cheap.
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Old 02-11-2012, 16:06   #4
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Paid web hosting is not bad as long as you are getting all the necessary features for running your website. Make sure that the web hosting company is offering with a 24/7 technical support. This is the most important aspect when it comes to ensuring the smooth functioning of the website.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:30   #5
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Cheap hosting is not always bad. The most important thing is ensuring the basic features are offered with the web hosting platform. For instance, the most crucial feature is 24/7 technical support. This is an important feature for maintaining the smooth functioning and uptime of your website.
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:59   #6
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Cheap web hosting is not bad. The important point is that you must check for the features offered. Also, the kind of technical support offered is also an important parameter to be considered.
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