Anyone cannot deny an old age saying, “One gets what he/she pays for”.
When one talks about some aspects of life, and business, there is quite
strength in this statement, but not much when it comes to web hosting industry.
Many a times, one will not get what he/she deserve to get or invest the money
For instance, there was a client paying $600.00 a month for his web hosting
After observing his requirements the conclusion was that there is nothing
extraordinary in the features required by the client, which can be available in
the basic hosting plan i.e. below $5.
What can be the conclusion regarding this client? It is that he is not only
overburdened by the huge monthly charges but also not receiving the basic
support required by him.
No doubt, an acute example, but a horrible incidence which several users
needs to counter in their life span.
Many years ago, there was no trace of web hosting existed in the industry.
Almost entire websites were hosted via local ISP’s. If one talk about average
basis, the monthly charges for hosting a website was $20.00. Usually, if any
user asks for any technical query to ISP, their opinion would be to purchase a
book or rather go for a class to sort out the query.
It was somewhere around 1996, when few of the “web hosting” companies emerged
in the market. Their commitment was strictly on to hosting websites. That time
they can easily offer a hosting package around $10.00 a month. In addition to
it, they can easily provide technical assistance to meet user’s necessities.
With the emergence of the year 2005 new type of hosting termed as cheap web
hosting raised in the market providing hosting services at a very low cost of
even less than $5.00 a month.
Normally, cheap web hosting companies are latest companies in the market.
This is due to the reason that it is quite daunting for the older companies to
decline their cost as they possess a huge customer base which is ready to pay
higher prices. This can adversely affect their expansion which cannot be a
positive deal for many of the companies.
Thus what way low priced hosting companies provide hosting packages at such a
One of the reasons for this is that servers, hard drive space and bandwidth
are quite cheap as compared to many years ago. This is one of the triumph cards
for the web hosting companies.
Other reason is that cheap hosting providers adopts diverse business
structure in comparison to older companies. Certainly, Web hosting business is
severely competitive. Recently, the basis of competition is the tools and
features provided to the user. When one talk about this sort of strategy the
major draw back is that every user doesn’t require all the features provided by
the concern hosting company. Several hosting providers deliver free backup
services for all their clients without any biasness. Off course, Backups are
expensive, and it is not required by everyone, but every user is compelled to
pay for it due to concerned package offered to them.
In contrast, low priced hosting companies might offer user the basic features
that is applied by everyone, but put forward weekly backups as an available but
additional feature, putting the cost of backing up restricted to those users
only who really demands it.
Certainly, sweet to hear, but what when it comes to service? Will the user
receive swift and proficient customer support just in the monthly charges of
The reply will be, unbelievable but generally is YES.
Certainly, one cannot expect all the cheap hosting providers to deliver an
outstanding service. In contract one cannot expect very good service from the
hosting providers who demands large amount for their service.
Still the success of a cheap hosting provider lies in the fact that how well it can maintain the trust of customer. A hosting provider full of abilities and potential will try their level best to care their present customers.