Affordable Web Hosting: Your Solution To Increasing Marketing Costs
Everywhere you look today, you see ads for companies reading “see our website for more information”. In the beginning, smaller businesses were unable to make use of such marketing plans, however, with the ever-increasing upswing in eCommerce and increasing demand, more and more affordable web hosting options have come into place, sites such as godaddy.com, webs.com, iPage.com and even vistaprint.com now offer cheap web hosting solutions.
Depending on the hosting service you decide to use, you are offered service packages that range in cost from free, pay-per-click, and even hundreds of dollars billed either monthly, weekly, or annually. Each package offering a variety of options including site based email, traffic monitoring, technical support, and other similar features. Some web hosting services offer to register your unique domain name, design your site from a selection of pre-designed templates or to your individual requirements and specifications.
The key, of course, to selecting the best web hosting company to fit your needs is always cost. Naturally, you have to ask yourself “What size customer base am I trying to reach?” and “What type of website will best fit my company’s needs?”. With almost all web hosting services, as mentioned before, clients are offered a variety of service packages tailored to meet multiple levels of marketing and service needs. Some can be designed where a user is able to establish a unique user ID and profile, allowing them to be redirected to specific products, services or information. Other sites may be designed to collect information for employment applications or other human resources functions.
One major factor to consider, especially with cheap web hosting, is you will only get what you pay for and while there are fledgling hosting services cropping up every day, you should still consider more than one option before taking the first package you see. Ask how long they’ve been in business, ask if they can offer you a list of active sites they maintain or a list of companies or individuals they have worked with. In today’s market, a poorly designed or maintained website can hurt your professional reputation almost a badly as a dissatisfied customer.
iPage.com currently offers web hosting for a little as $4.25 USD a month that includes unlimited disk space, bandwidth and email hosting, along with free domain registration, advertising credits, and eCommerce options (web store).
GoDaddy.com offers packages ranging from $4.99 USD to $14.99 USD monthly with various features included with each package, and discounted rates for extended service agreements.
Webs.com offers web hosting service ranging from free (ad-supported) to $249.95 annually, again with a multitude of features sure to fit any professional or personal need.
Vistaprint.com currently offers packages ranging in price from $4.99 USD to $19.97 USD per month, along with a 30 day free trial for new customers.
All of these affordable web hosting service offer pre-designed templates and extremely user-friendly editing tools to facilitate simple, accurate site moderation and user interaction. While only a few cheap web hosting services were discussed here, a quick search of the internet will provide you with a virtual plethora of other affordable web hosting services.