Web hosting has been around for quite some time now, but the surprising thing is that there are still people that believe in myths that were created since time immemorial.
Things such as the best web hosting companies typically offer hosting services that are more expensive than others and that free web hosting is actually okay even for business websites.
Well today, I am going to write an article that specifically tackles the myths and truths about web hosting that you should know about.
They Are All the Same
A lot of people instantly assume that all of the web hosting companies are the same. I think that can be attributed to the fact that most companies now offer nearly the same features and the only thing that differentiates them is the price.
Although there is some truth to that, they are actually not the same entirely. There are some aspects of them that are the same, that is for sure, but others are not.
Aside from the price, the infrastructure, the location of their data centers, among other important things are different. So, do not believe in the notion that they are all the same.
People believe that the ‘best’ hosting companies are those that provide you with 100% server uptime. For the uninitiated, server uptime refers to the amount of time the server is up and running. In the context of web hosting, if the server is running, then your website will be accessible during that time.
That being said, it is impossible for hosting companies to provide 100% server uptime simply because servers are physical computers. At some point, one of its internal components will get damaged and would need fixing.
Aside from that, you also have to consider the possible power outage in the area where the data center is located, possible DDoS attacks, and other things that could pose a threat to the stability of the server.
If anything, you will still need to settle for a company that offers at least 95% server uptime.
A lot of people blame the hosting company right off the bat if their websites are slow to load. While it is true that your hosting provider can partly be blamed for this; you also have to consider your website itself.
You might not have optimized every page element on your website which, in turn, could lead to slow loading speeds. If anything, before chastising your hosting company, make sure that you have done everything on your end.
People believe that you only have to use one domain for your website. Technically, that is true, but that is not the ideal scenario for business websites.
You want to make sure that you have improved security across the board and one of the ways you can do that would be to employ multiple domains.
Some people believe that free web hosting is the way to go. I mean, who cares if they put ads on your website, right? So long as you are not paying anything, you believe that this is the way to go.
However, this does not bode well for professional and business websites simply because the type of ads may not reflect the true meaning of your company. Worse, those ads might contain malware that can be detrimental to the device your audience is using to access your webpage.