Finding the best web hosting solution can be a daunting task. However, if you simply need a website hosting package for your personal website or blog the task gets a little easier because there are not many things to consider. When you have a small website, cheap web hosting is the key. With that said, you want to get a lot not to pay a lot. So how do you go about getting a cheap web hosting plan that will help to make your website successful. Here are a few things to consider for your personal website or blog.
First, there is the choice of free hosting, which is obviously a cheap web hosting option. So if it is free, then why isn't everyone signed up for free website hosting package. Well, most free website hosting packages clutter your website with advertisements. This is something that might cheapen your website and detract from your business message. However, there are some free hosting services that do not put ads onto your site. So, before signing up for this cheap website hosting package you will want to make sure that it is a great option for your website.
Next, shared hosting is also a cheap website hosting option because it is priced and packaged to meet any budget and business. Shared hosting is the ideal option for someone on a tight budget and does not expect a lot of traffic to their site. While cost is the major advantage you should also be aware of a few disadvantages. Shared hosting means that you share your server with many other websites, sometimes the number can be in the thousands, and because you share your server with many other websites you can be affected by other sites behavior. First, when a site on your shared server experiences a huge spike in traffic it can deplete the resources of your server and leave your website down. In other words, your resources are shared and not guaranteed. Last, you can also be blacklisted due to the behavior of another site on your shared server. In other words, if a site on your server gets flagged for black hat or spamming activities then your site will also get blacklisted. Although shared hosting has some clear disadvantages it is still the best web hosting for those on a budget.
Last, you will also want to look for other freebies that come with your web hosting package, like a free website builder that has quality templates. You also want to look if free web traffic monitoring, cPanel, PHPAdmin and Fantastico are included with your package. Not to mention you will want to make sure that customer and technical support are also included in your web hosting package.