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  Post #61 (permalink)   11-21-2013, 02:38 AM
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I really do not think price determines the quality of hosting service that you will get. There are so many less popular web hosting companies out there that provide cheaper hosting plans and much better services than some of the well known hosting companies. As long as the downtime is less and technical support is efficient, I would be willing to pay more. I would not do so just for the brand name.
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Well Mate It Does not Mean that cheap-hosting Providers are scam there are many good companies which have cheap prices but their service and support is awesome.
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  Post #63 (permalink)   11-24-2013, 07:37 AM
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While paying more for hosting doesn't necessarily mean you will get better service, paying almost nothing for hosting is probably not the best. You have to think with some logic.
How much does it cost the host to operate?
- Server Costs
- Personnel Costs
- Licensing Costs

Now think, can they afford to run by selling hosting for $1/mo? or less? I know a company like ours cannot afford that. Maybe it's possible, but I'm assuming most can't if they do indeed are not a "reseller".
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  Post #64 (permalink)   11-25-2013, 03:23 AM
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Would you choose cheap hosting company or are you willing to pay more for web hosting.
After ~10 years of buying and selling in the web hosting market, I haven't lost faith in web hosts with exorbitantly inexpensive pricing structures.

In my experience, if you sign up with a cheap host and go in expecting the world, chances are you'll be disappointed. On the other hand, if you go in expecting nothing, chances are you'll be pleasantly surprised.

We have servers with a lot of different providers for a lot of different purposes. Two of those providers might be considered 'cheap' hosts. We don't host any of our clients on their servers and use them for backup and emergency purposes only. If money doesn't grow on trees and you're in a pinch, you might be surprised at what a 'cheap' host can do sometimes.

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Do you think that hosting prices are a sign of trust ?
If there are always exceptions that break rules then higher prices cannot always be conceived of as 'signs' of 'trust'. I mean, wagering all of your 'trust' on pricing semiotics alone would be pretty foolish in any scenario...

tl;dr needles & haystacks, but there are cheap hosts out there that don't suck and half the fun is searching for them!

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Price would not be the main thing witch i would consider before choosing a host. Firs of all customer reviews and years in business. I would rather stay away from very cheap pricing and stick with some medium price.
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The more cheaper the hosting the more cheaper is the service / support. You could try for something reasonable but not CHEAP
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The more cheaper the hosting the more cheaper is the service / support. You could try for something reasonable but not CHEAP
depends on what you call cheap,


you can get £1 a month hosting where you can get Grade A service/support and you can get £1 a month hosting where support/services does not exist.

you can get £20 a month hosting where you can get Grade A service/support and you can get £20 a month hosting where support/services does not exist.

or you can go to ebay and get $5 a year unlimited reseller hosting ( no idea on what support/services you would get, but i can guess)
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  Post #68 (permalink)   12-09-2013, 11:50 PM
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I really don't think that paying more will provide you a better hosting company. It all depends on the service and reputation of the hosting company that you are choosing. Even at a cheaper price you can get a much better service as compared to big hosting companies.
 
 
 


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I know this thread is a little old, but for people interested in how much you should pay consider this.

An engineers costs around £15/hour, tier 1 helpdesk staff cost around £10/hour.

If you are paying £1 for your hosting, and you have a questions which takes more than 6 minutes to answer your host is making a loss.

Now that's not strictly true, as not every customer has an issue every month.

If you are consistently using support, not because the systems are unavailable or having a problem, but to explain general internet principles that you don't understand, then you should definitely be looking at paying more for your hosting, otherwise you are actually contributing to the demise of the company you host with.

We have strange offerings which include CloudLinux, NGINX, Varnish & Apache, rapped in a CDN, so we expect to get asked alot of questions. For this reason we charge a little more money so we can afford to give the service quality and well as the uptime.

If you were to be paying us £1 a month and constantly asked us questions we would have to consider, as a business, whether we wanted you as a customer.

And there lies the rub. People who pay £1 a month, don't know whether they should pay more. They are the ones who will end up asking the questions, and the company will not, in all likelyhood, be able to sustain the amount of helpdesk requests it gets.

More experienced users realise they should be paying more (even though they do not always do so) and don't ask so many questions.

On that note you find more experienced hosting companies do not try to compete on price, but on service. So you rarely find a good hosting company charging cheap prices.
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I know this thread is a little old, but for people interested in how much you should pay consider this.

An engineers costs around £15/hour, tier 1 helpdesk staff cost around £10/hour.

If you are paying £1 for your hosting, and you have a questions which takes more than 6 minutes to answer your host is making a loss.

Now that's not strictly true, as not every customer has an issue every month.

If you are consistently using support, not because the systems are unavailable or having a problem, but to explain general internet principles that you don't understand, then you should definitely be looking at paying more for your hosting, otherwise you are actually contributing to the demise of the company you host with.

We have strange offerings which include CloudLinux, NGINX, Varnish & Apache, rapped in a CDN, so we expect to get asked alot of questions. For this reason we charge a little more money so we can afford to give the service quality and well as the uptime.

If you were to be paying us £1 a month and constantly asked us questions we would have to consider, as a business, whether we wanted you as a customer.

And there lies the rub. People who pay £1 a month, don't know whether they should pay more. They are the ones who will end up asking the questions, and the company will not, in all likelyhood, be able to sustain the amount of helpdesk requests it gets.

More experienced users realise they should be paying more (even though they do not always do so) and don't ask so many questions.

On that note you find more experienced hosting companies do not try to compete on price, but on service. So you rarely find a good hosting company charging cheap prices.
you could say all that in relation to £2 a month plans, in fact to any plan under £10 a month, as anything under £10 a month is a cheap plan.
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My Idea is that price and quality of service are remotely related, but they are not directly identical. Depending on your web hosting needs, you can get cheap service that actually meets your needs. However, If you believe it's too good to be true, then most likely its not true at all. As a routine ask for a full detail of what the cheap hosting offers and its limitations. If you are ok with that go right ahead and use it. There is nothing wrong with cheap if it meets your needs.
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My Idea is that price and quality of service are remotely related, but they are not directly identical. Depending on your web hosting needs, you can get cheap service that actually meets your needs. However, If you believe it's too good to be true, then most likely its not true at all. As a routine ask for a full detail of what the cheap hosting offers and its limitations. If you are ok with that go right ahead and use it. There is nothing wrong with cheap if it meets your needs.
my comment was a direct dig at ughosting for putting down cheap hosts when he is a cheap host himself.
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my comment was a direct dig at ughosting for putting down cheap hosts when he is a cheap host himself.
LOL I get what you mean brother. Interestingly, many hosts don't know they are "cheap hosts". They think that only those that offer $1 hosting are in that bracket yet critically speaking, most shared hosting providers are in that group of cheap hosts today.
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If you were to be paying us £1 a month and constantly asked us questions we would have to consider, as a business, whether we wanted you as a customer.

At the end of the day it shouldn't matter much how much a client paid. You are doing yourself a service serving that client well. The best formula is to grow with your client. The more they grow the more their demands and the bigger their budget. If you don't stand with the small budget clients you will find it hard in the near future getting any big clients. #MYTHOUGHTS
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LOL I get what you mean brother. Interestingly, many hosts don't know they are "cheap hosts". They think that only those that offer $1 hosting are in that bracket yet critically speaking, most shared hosting providers are in that group of cheap hosts today.
True, but i like this comment he made

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An engineers costs around £15/hour, tier 1 helpdesk staff cost around £10/hour.

If you are paying £1 for your hosting, and you have a questions which takes more than 6 minutes to answer your host is making a loss.
i would also say at £2/$2 a month you would still be making a loss if clients constantly contact you.

but then in hosting you will get clients who will contact you several times and others that just pay you and never contact you for support. This is the nature of hosting
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