Even air isn’t free

There are many shared hosts that offer free hosting, and dedicated servers are often advertised at surprisingly low monthly costs. One thing remains constant with all web hosting companies: you get what you pay for, and offers that seem to good to be true usually are. Web hosting costs have come down a lot in recent years, but usually lower cost means lower value. In a network operations center, even air isn't free. Dedicated server power supplies get hot and need to be cooled.  Air conditioning is a major expense for data centers, and that expense should be part of what makes up your monthly web hosting cost. Don't limit your search when searching for a host. Cheap hosting companies are cheap for a reason, and usually that means cheap service. In most cases it is better to pay a bit more for value, and choose a web host that has a 100% network uptime guarantee, premium bandwidth,  and always available support services that respond to your questions in a timely manner. 
Posted in Business Web Hosting, Dedicated Server Solutions, Hosting Hints by PingPipe at March 1st, 2012.
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