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?
- Speed. Cheap hosts…
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