I don’t care where I live, how big my apartment is, if I’m going to share it with others, if there is a lock on the door or an insurance if everything burns down.
Very few would probably agree with the statement, but when it comes to web-hosting quite a few does it.
You can get web-hosting really cheap these days, but it will have consequences of the quality of your web-host.
Example – I bought my web-hotel from a company in Europe that I trust. It works fine as long as your homepage is just a little one without much traffic, and without much at stake if something goes wrong. But as my trafficnumbers raises it get’s slower, because it is shared hosting.
But for a web-company a secure web-host is critical. If you once experience a website that don’t load, the odds that you will revisit it is very low.
Here are some different types of web-hosting:
Shared hosting: Cheap. You share a server with other websites. There is a lot of “doors” in it, so the security is much lower. If some of the other websites on your server get a lot of traffic it will affect the speed of your website.
Dedicated server: You can host a website yourself if you have a computer you can have online all the time – or you can buy the service from a hosting-company. With a dedicated server it is only your site on it. This an expensive solution but still the most trusted.