- 6th Nov, 2017
Did you hear the one about the business that took up an offer of free web hosting? Great way to save money, right? Seems not. Within a matter of weeks the business fell prey to a hacker and the website went down. Worse still, the hacker got access to confidential client information.
When people say ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’, it really is true.
Don’t Risk Your Business
Think about it. Why would a company offer free web hosting services? Generosity? Of course not. The host just knows other ways of making money. That might include cramming as many websites as possible onto one server, or selling unsolicited advertising to YOUR site!
What started out as a free deal could end up costing you your business.
When you’re looking for web hosting services Sunshine Coast, you need to have a checklist. It might go something like this:
What is the cost?
What does that include?
Does it include technical support?
Do you have an Up-Time guarantee?
What security measures do you have in place?
Who has access to my website?
Sadly, many businesses wrongly believe that the best web hosting services are expensive. So when a free offer comes along, they grab it, only later to discover the downside of that decision. Even in the best case scenario, where your site isn’t hacked, you will experience crashes and interruptions to service. And there’s nothing you can do about it.
Peace of Mind
Isn’t it better to pay a fair price for web hosting services Sunshine Coast and have control over your own website? Isn’t it worth the peace of mind of knowing your website is actually online doing its job? And that it’s secure?
Professional web hosting is not as expensive as you may think. Suncoast Web Solutions offers very affordable hosting packages, along with domain name registration and SSL certification. But our major point-of-difference from free web hosting services is this: we offer a 99.9% Up-time Guarantee on Network, 24/7 technical support, and daily, weekly and monthly backups.
Are you getting that from your free web hosting provider?
Free Now But You’ll Pay Later!
Your website is there for a reason. Its job is to inform potential customers of your existence, location and products. Its purpose may also be to directly sell to customers. This is how your business makes money.
So, if your website spends more time down than up, you don’t need to be a maths genius to work that one out!
You may also find when you sign up for free web hosting, that they give you the barest essentials and then tell you the price to enjoy the full service! For example, you may only get 30 MB of storage and minimal bandwidth.
Free hosting sites regularly close down with no warning. If this happens, and you haven’t transferred your content to another provider, you will probably lose it all. You will also lose any valuable backlinks.
Web Hosting Services Sunshine Coast
Web hosting services Sunshine Coast generally offer four options: Website Builders’ Hosting, Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting and Co-Located Hosting. That’s why when we sit down with clients we ask the right questions to ensure they get the best web hosting services for their needs.
Why not ask us about our web hosting prices? You’ll be pleasantly surprised.