It is pretty usual that often our low budget makes us step back from investing a hefty sum into various things. WordPress hosting is also such a point of investment. There are multiple hosting options available with different pricing and features. Some of the options are also comparatively cheaper. But, are they worth being used?
Seahawk has been operating with numerous WordPress services from the beginning of its operations. From that rich experience of developing several WordPress sites for its clients, we have summarized some reasons to avoid using cheap hosting for WordPress websites.
Limited Server Resources
Controlled use of resources indeed helps in the efficient execution of strategies. But, when you are developing a well-optimized website, inconvenient limitations in resources become a nightmare for you. That is what comes with a cheap hosting service. It gets you stuck with a terrible bandwidth limit, memory limit, storage limit, and various other limitations for resources.
Hence, if you plan to have an efficient content management system & various premium functionalities, always avoid cheap hosting options.
Poor Performance of Websites
All this hassle has the prime objective of ensuring a good performance of your website. But, a cheap hosting service first compromises the performance of your website. You can check the performance of your site by monitoring website load time, user reviews, etc. The poor performance from cheap hosting services are caused by –
- Their servers do not use a Solid-State Drive (SSD) for storage and rely on a hard disk drive.
- They mostly do not have an efficient Content Delivery Network (CDN) in place.
- They do not offer the nearest server location for your use case.
- They terribly lack in the back-end optimization.
All these eventually result in poor user experience and negative SEO effects on your website.
There is no point in having a beautiful, well-optimized website if it goes down repeatedly. And, a cheap hosting service can indeed make the downtime greater than the website’s uptime. You must know that continuous downtime of your website makes a strong negative identity of your business. Hence, prioritize keeping your website ready for smooth use and avoid using cheap hosting services that go against it.
Bad Quality of Support
Even the most premium services also face issues occasionally. But, the thing is that they handle those issues in no time with the help of their expert support service. Now, the question is how the poor support services lag there. They fail in solving the issues as follows –
- They cannot efficiently fix an error on your website.
- They mostly do not fix any errors by themselves. They just inform you about them and get rid of their responsibility.
- They often take a lot of time to respond to the customers’ problems.
Hence, if you care about the satisfaction of your customers and saving time, please avoid cheap hosting services.
Inefficient Backup Options
We don’t need to explain the importance of efficient backup options. You are continuously working on your website. That means you are creating a new version of it every moment. And, you need to keep a backup of the versions. Else, if any problem occurs, you will not be able to recover your website. To solve this problem, reputed hosting companies provide convenient backup options. On the other hand, cheap hosting services neither provide efficient backup options nor the WordPress backup plugins work well with them.
You are definitely aware of the exponentially rising number of cybersecurity issues. And, your website contains a lot of data about your business and your customers. So, obviously, you can never be ignorant about the security of your website. And, you can stay sure that cheap hosting services can never stand out in terms of protecting your website. Hence, you should better avoid using them to keep your website secure.
Not Scalable Enough
One of the most crucial qualities of a good hosting service is that it provides you with convenient flexibility for your plans. Your requirements can indeed change over time according to the traffic, the number of users, functionalities on your site. And, the cheap hosting services either do not provide any support for that or make you migrate your website manually.
You have surely noticed that expensive hosting services come with packages that include all the necessary benefits like free SSL, free regular backups, free protection measures, etc. On the other hand, the cheap hosting options attract you with the low initial costs. But, over time, you get to spend a lot of money on the additional aspects. Hence, you eventually end up spending a lot to develop and maintain a well-optimized website with a cheap hosting service.
No matter if the hosting service is cheap or expensive and how much you know about it, you may definitely need some documentation to use it by yourself. You may often get stuck with an issue that is absolutely new for you. That’s where the self-help documentation comes into your use. And, you can stay sure that cheap hosting services have very less or no such documentation to help you.
When you opt for a hosting service, you know that they will keep your website intact over the internet. But, you should know that cheap hosting services mostly don’t even care for your website. Hence, you may end up losing your website at any moment. Avoid using such hosting services to stay relieved.
This brief overview efficiently explains why you should avoid using cheap hosting services for WordPress websites. However, for the best website development, hosting, and maintenance services, feel free to contact Seahawk, one of the market leaders. Also, we have several informative blogs on our website. Do check them out.