The importance of choosing the right hosting company for a website is something that’s all too often underestimated — especially by folk just starting out. The sad reality is that many hosting companies seem to think little of misleading potential new customers by advertising things like ‘unlimited visitors’ — something that while technically correct (the number of visitors who can try to access your site is not limited) is in reality lacking the necessary server resources needed to make your website capable of receiving anything other than as little as a few hundred visitors at any one time. In similar fashion, a huge number of hosting companies publicize things like a ‘99.999% uptime guarantee’ that, when actually checked out — usually in some hard-to-find small print buried somewhere on their websites — really means next to nothing (often offering nothing more than a discount of literally just a few cents off your next hosting bill for every hour or so your website is offline)!
In short, it’s sadly all too easy for newbie users to do some quick research and inadvertently make a mistake before they’ve really understood the nuts and bolts of what a good hosting service really is (and isn’t) — usually by opting for a hosting company that promises the world for just a few dollars a month…
…such mistakes can, unfortunately, cost a business dearly!
The reality is that good hosting companies cost good money, and if you’ve made the wrong choice (something you’ll hopefully discover sooner rather than later), the wisest thing to do is simply admit the mistake and change to a better hosting service as soon as possible.
This is why we’ve gone ahead and created another handy in-depth guide (to add to our ever-growing collection) covering everything you need to know on the subject.