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Choosing A Web Hosting Provider On A Budget

Submitted By: Benjamin Hong | Category: Choosing a Host | Total Views: 4594 | Word Count: 429

Published on June 16, 2007, read more web hosting articles here.


If you are currently looking for web hosting, there is no shortage of companies that are willing to be of service. But because of so many choices out there, it can be an almost dizzying experience to select the one that is right for you. This is especially true if you need to find a host that won't require a part time job to afford it.

When looking for a cheap web host, you must be very careful to read all the fine print. Often, there will be certain restrictions to be aware of. One of the most common restrictions is to set a minimum hosting term in order to receive the discounted price. For example, Hosting company A is offering hosting for $4.95 a month but requires a 12 month service agreement.

Others may only offer discounted prices for a limited time after which time, hosting service will return to regular price. Another tactic may limit the discounted price to only new customers. These are just a few of the possible restrictions that can be imposed. It is ultimately up to the hosting provider on how they will conduct their business.

But it is not just on price restrictions that may be a possible pitfall for many. It is important remember that these companies are offering web hosting to make money and not because of the kindness of their heart. Keeping this in mind, they can't offer cheap hosting without paying for the costs somehow.

So, often there must be a trade off in what is being offered as part of the hosting package. Most will limit the amount of customer service or technical support that is available. Hosting companies can also put a limit on the resources they will include in the hosting plan. Resources like disk space and bandwidth.

Now, not all cheap web hosts may imploy these restrictions or any restrictions at all if they have a higher accounts to price ratio meaning they have enough accounts that allows them to offer the discount price while still making a profit. Also, by offering other services like domain registration and web design, hosting companies can offset the cheap hosting costs they maybe losing.

As you can see it is possible to find an inexpensive web host but it is important to be aware of the other possible costs that may not even be connected to price. Just because a web hosting company is offering inexpensive web hosting, that doesn't that there isn't a high price to pay.

To help you find and select inexpensive web hosting providers, checkout www.webhostingrevealed. com.

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