Finding cheap web hosting services that offer not only cheap web hosting but also quality service for a business is a really challenging task in today’s time. It makes the decision even more difficult, especially when there are a number of web hosting providers offering the same or similar services.
So, How To Find a Cheap Web Hosting Company?
Well, before we discuss the above question, let us understand what web hosting is.
Web hosting is storing your website on the internet with hosting service provider companies that allow your site to publish, so that everyone with internet access can visit the site. In practice, ByteNAP is one of those offering web hosting services.
That being said, let’s first be clear about the difference between “cheap web hosting” and “the best web hosting” where most users get confused when choosing cheap web hosting plans.
Cheap web hosting does not mean that the quality of web hosting services offered is low, there are various web hosting plans designed to meet the needs of a business website.
For example, a blogger who wants to start a new website for blog writing purposes, may need a simple website with basic web hosting plans like shared hosting.
Whereas, a business who sells products online, i.e Amazon must require a high performance web hosting plan, like a dedicated server, because many users are visiting and buying products at the same time from different geographic locations, so a site (Amazon) needs to serve all its users synchronously.
Therefore, one should choose a web hosting plan as per business requirement. Normally, shared web hosting plans are the most popular options as they are cost effective.
What are the different web hosting plans?
There are various web hosting plans provided by hosting providers. Most popular plans are Shared Web Hosting, VPS (virtual private server) Web Hosting, Dedicated Web Hosting and Reseller Web Hosting services.
Let’s understand them one by one
#1. Shared Web Hosting:
In shared web hosting, a hosting providing company stores multiple websites on the same machine/server to divide a cost and hence, shared hosting is an economical option, as hosting providers require low maintenance.
In this hosting, there are many other websites hosted like yours, therefore, performance is splitted and lowered.
#2. VPS Web Hosting:
Your virtual server is reserved specially for your website, so you don’t have to share CPU, RAM, or any other data with other buyers like you, it is 100% your share on the server.
Let me clear more about VPS hosting.
Suppose, you are a tenant or owner of a flat in one building that has 20 different flats. Now if you buy or rent 1 flat, you are the sole user/possessor of that one flat and you do not have to deal with other 19 flats. In this case, other 19 flat owners will not enter/share your flat.
For example, if the server has 16 GB of RAM, your VPS might get 2 GB from that of 16 GB RAM. The important thing, though, is that you never have to share that 2 GB of RAM with anyone else like you do in Shared Web Hosting –in VPS, it’s 100% under your control.
#3. Dedicated Web Hosting:
Dedicated hosting is the opposite of shared web hosting. Rather than pooling resources (and sharing the costs) with other website owners, you have one private-dedicated server that is reserved for your site only.
Sounds great, right? The catch is that it is more expensive, but you get 100% control over your resources and can fully customise the software to meet your personal needs. This type of hosting package is best for websites with robust and powerful technical demands. For example, dedicated hosting can be a right choice for you if:
- You are getting a big amount of traffic everyday.
- You are handling plenty of financial transactions.
- You are required to install your own operating system.
- Your site requires custom software.
#4. Reseller Web Hosting:
It is a Web hosting business model in which a Web hosting company allows some or all of their Web hosting services to be sold by a third party organisation. Reseller hosting empowers an organisation to act as a Web hosting company/provider without having to build, manage and operate a Web hosting infrastructure.
What Factors Should I Consider when Buying a Cheap Web Hosting?
Choosing a web hosting for your business is a big decision and a foundation of your business success. Therefore, it is advisable to choose right web hosting which boosts and improves the performance of your site. Choosing it in a hurry or wrongly can result in headache and unnecessary expenses as well.
Points to consider when choosing a web hosting for your business.
- Identify your site needs and niche
- Reliability/Uptime scores
- Renewal price
- The ability to upgrade your server
- Website Hosting Migration
- Money back guarantee
- Essential features
- Backups of your site
- The quality of customer support
- Server responsiveness and speed
What are the cheap web hosting plans for small business?
When it comes to choosing web hosting for a small business, shared web hosting is still the best option for many businesses, as they can’t afford VPS or Dedicated server at an early stage.
A small business needs a basic website with simple features like 2 to 10 GB space, 20 or more GB of bandwidth, 2 to 5 Email Accounts, and some other useful configurations.
“Linux Hosting For Startup” and “Linux Shared Hosting” are the best cheap web hosting plans offered by the ByteNAP, that offers not only above mentioned features, but also some amazing and useful features as stated below.
Cheap web hosting features:
- Free Account Migration
- DirectAdmin Control Panel
- Multiple emails
- 30days Money Back Guarantee
- Free Malware/Antivirus scanning
- 24x7x365 Days Support
- Free Backups
- CloudFlare CDN
- One click Installer
- Unlimited FTP Accounts
- Unlimited Sub-Domains
“One Click Installer” and “30 Days Money Back Guarantee” are very useful features especially for a buyer lacking technical knowledge and setting their website for the very first time. One click installer allows the user to install a website in just a few easy steps like 1, 2, 3 and the site is published.
Similarly, a 30 days money back guarantee lets a new business owner try a web hosting service and see its features and ensures that they have made the right choice to host a website.
Now it is a time to take your business online and expose your products and services beyond the limit of your current geographical area.
Let’s begin with ByteNAP now!!!
Cheap Web Hosting FAQs
Which is the cheapest web hosting in India?
ByteNAP is one of the cheapest web hosting providers, as it offers amazing features at a very affordable rate to its customers with quality services and excellent customer support.
Which hosting plan is the best for beginners?
Shared web hosting is the best choice for beginners as they have lots of things to manage in a small budget, so initially a shared hosting plan works completely fine. Once the traffic is increased, they can switch to a higher plan as per the need.
Does cheap web hosting mean low quality web hosting service?
Absolutely not, cheap web hosting means you will get limited resources, it does not mean that quality is compromised. For example, a blogger having 500 users traffic per day on its site, 10 to 20 GB Bandwidth is more than enough which is offered by ByteNAP.
What is the difference between bandwidth and storage space?
Bandwidth is a data transfer that is sent and received from the server to other geographical locations on the internet used by your users, whereas, Storage Space or Web Space is a space allocated to your website by web hosting provider to store your website contents; such as, Text, Images, Infographics, Audio & Video files, PDF, eBooks, e-mail messages, etc.
Is cPanel free with a cheap hosting plan?
Yes, we offer cPannel features absolutely for free when you buy our Linux Shared Web Hosting Plans which is one of our cheap web hosting plans. cPanel (Control Panel) is one of the best features provided by paid hosting companies but we have included it in our cheap hosting plans for our customers. It is a graphical web-based interface and admin area required for easy website administration.
Can I get a free Domain Name with cheap web hosting plans?
Yes definitely, with our STARTER web hosting plans, we have included a free domain name to get all in one service for the convenience of our customers.