»Shared Hosting is Bad for Business«

Pride Tech Design does not offer shared hosting. We serve primarily business customers, and for any business it is important that your website is accessible 24 hours a day. It should load fast and it should load every time. I’ve written this guide to help you understand why shared hosting is a bad idea for business.

The cost savings are negligible

Shared hosting prices range from $8 to $10 per month. You might find lower prices but they are usually introductory prices which will go up later, or they lack features such as email or SSL. A high quality, high availability VPS solution is only a few dollars more, but for that few dollars you gain peace of mind. With Pride Tech Design’s Managed VPS solutions you receive a much higher quality of server, for practically the same price.

Shared hosting is Unreliable

A frustrated user looking at a laptop

A typical shared hosting server will have 100 or more websites on it. If any one of those websites suddenly becomes very popular it will cause problems for all of the other websites on that server, because there are no resource quotas.

The very moment that your website becomes too popular many shared hosting providers will simply “disable” it, because you’re only worth $8 per month to them and the other 99 customers are worth $693 per month to them, and those customers will be affected negatively by the popularity of your website. Pride Tech Design will never disable your server for being too popular. Instead, we will monitor your server resources 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If your server is being overloaded by traffic we will contact you to recommend solutions which may include small upgrades to your service to meet the new demand. This is the appropriate way to handle a growing business website.

Shared hosting support is low quality

Companies that offer impossibly low prices tend to attract a lot of customers, and as a result they need a lot of support staff. The quality of support techs they can afford to hire when they only charge $8 per month is typically low. If you search around on the web for reviews of any large shared hosting provider you will find a lot of unhappy reports mostly related to the quality of support received. Pride Tech Design has a small staff made only of experts with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience each.

Shared hosting is a dishonest business

Business man crossing his fingers behind his back.

Shared hosting only exists because many websites are not successful, and the shared hosting operators know this and they are counting on the non-success of their customers. They have built their entire business model around the statistical likelihood that your website may fail. Sounds pretty shady right?

Shared hosting providers know that their product is worthless, but they’re selling it to you anyway because they don’t care about you and they think you aren’t smart enough to realize it. Pride Tech Design treats our customers with respect. We understand people who are experts in other fields are probably not going to be experts in Technology. While our competitors are trying to take advantage of you, Pride Tech Design works with you to provide honest solutions and guidance that meets your business needs.

Summary, avoid shared hosting

Consistency, reliability, and performance are important to a business website. When people find your website they are comparing it against your competitors, so it is important that your website makes a great impression right away for every visitor. Shared hosting does not provide consistent quality of service. If success is your intention, then you should spend the additional money and rent a Virtual Private Server or a Dedicated Server.

Affordable, high quality VPS hosting

Pride Tech Design offers high quality Virtual Private Servers at prices that are affordable to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Our servers include the most features of any VPS hosting provider, and every server is fully-managed which means your system administration tasks are taken care of. Please visit my hosting page to read more, or contact us directly.

First Posted: May 20, 2017 3:36 pm