Let’s stop being so price sensitive about hosting

Sam Hotchkiss

Over the past decade of dealing with clients, I’ve dealt with a lot of misconceptions about website hosting. I’ve dealt with all of the major hosts, and many of the minor ones. I have friends at a number of hosting companies. I’ve had good experiences, and I’ve had (really) bad experiences.

The one thing about hosting that continues to blow my mind is the level of price-sensitivity around it. Many clients are so used to seeing that they can get super-discounted hosting for a few bucks a month that they balk at the idea of paying more. I have had clients who were paying over $100,000 a year for development who didn’t want to pay more than $10 a month for hosting. While this is obviously an extreme example, it probably resonates with plenty of other developers out there.

So, why should you pay more for hosting?

  1. Speed. Cheap hosts…

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