myths around web-hosting Just as how there’s a quote that says where there is a will, there’s a smith. Ok, maybe that doesn’t exist. But, with technology, we believe that where there’s technology, there’s a myth around it.
For someone who’s building a digital brand, the myths centered around web development might downgrade the brand’s customer experience.
And, to avoid that, we’ve debunked the most popular myths around Web-hosting:
1. Expensive hosting plans provide the best experience:
On the hosting provider’s website, they often tend to display the plans with a comparing list of features beside them.
And, sometimes, consumers are misled into believing that the most expensive hosting plan will provide the best experience. But, you’ll need to understand that just a hosting space and its features don’t determine the end-user experience of a website.
If your website isn’t internally optimized, even the best hosting plan can’t help you provide the best experience.
For instance, if you purchase the largest storage space and deploy the best technology in your physical store. But, if the products’ quality, employee behavior, and customer service aren’t streamlined, your business will most likely shut down.
2. Cheap/free hosting services are the best:
Now, just because we spoke about how expensive hosting plans aren’t the best. We aren’t trying to imply that a cheap/free hosting service is good.
Cheap/free hosting services come with their own set of issues. Poor customer service and unusually slow loading speeds are just the tips of the iceberg.
We’d recommend that you choose a hosting service that provides the best solution at an optimized investment cost.
If you are confused, we’d recommend for you check our articles/ listen to our podcasts about:
1. How to choose the perfect hosting provider?
2. And, our definitive guide to hosting plans.
(Links in the description below.)
3. Multiple domain(s) linking:
This is one of the most popular myths about web-hosting that people tend to believe.
Most web-hosting providers state the number of domains that you can link to your hosting service. In short, they specify the maximum number of root websites that you can host on the server.
But, a few don’t. And, it misleads the user to believe that they can host any number of websites on the hosting server.
Make sure that you check the number of websites you can host on your hosting server before purchasing the hosting plan.
4. Server Specifications aren’t Important
Brands often believe that the server specification isn’t important while purchasing a hosting plan. And, it is believed to be taken care of by the hosting provider.
But, the ground reality stands different. Server Specifications matter just as much as the hosting plan itself. Knowing the server specification will help you or your IT Team understand the metrics of server performance with no traffic, medium traffic, and heavy traffic.
For instance, if you purchase an expensive hosting plan that provides you a low-end server, you’d end up losing your investment and turning it into an expenditure.
And, secondly, if your website hosts heavy traffic, then, your server will not be able to handle the incoming requests and will crash.
In turn, it downgrades your customer experience and lowers your brand’s reputation. At the end of the day, a consumer will only consider your brand’s failure to provide the best service and not the hosting provider.
5. Web-Hosting is a storage service.
It’s another one of the most popular myths around web-hosting that the consumer believe.
People believe web-hosting services allow the storage of a website’s files on an internet-connected hard drive. But, this statement is partially true.
A web hosting service is an internet-connected computer that doesn’t just store your website’s files. But, it displays the pages according to a consumer’s requests. It processes the information entered by the consumer and gives the required output.
Think of it this way, A library isn’t just a collection of books. It consists of a librarian who requests you to tell the book of need and will help you find it. The librarian will also give you an identity card to serve you better.
Similarly, a website isn’t just a library of files. It’s an internet-connected computer with processing power, RAM, and storage to understand your requests and process the information to return the results.