Beginners Guide Page Three
Do web hosting companies provide Unlimited Hosting ? Is it real ? The short answer is “NO”. No company can afford to provide unlimited hosting to its customers. Providing unlimited hosting needs unlimited servers, bandwidth, electricity, and many more unlimited resource needs, which is practically not possible to provide to customers for cheap prices like Rs. 300 or 400 Rs per month.
There is a catch in unlimited hosting in all the hosting companies. Hosting companies generally limit the user from using unlimited hosting and It can be done in many ways and some of them are
● Limit the CPU usage
● Limit the iNode limit
● Limit the IO limit (Disk read / write usage)
● Fair usage policy
● Storage usage policy (You can not store files which are not necessary for servers)
● and many other ways…
An average cost of server comes between Rs 6 to 8 Lacs. If a company invest around 8 lacs and also bears the maintenance cost of 1 lac. in this case it becomes difficult to provide unlimited access.
This is the most common question which comes to one’s mind when they are willing to start online business. This question is similar to the example which I am going to illustrate below.
As it is difficult to estimate the cost of house without knowing how many bedrooms it comprises of, type of flooring, kind of wood we are willing to use, similarly it is difficult to make an estimation to create website without knowing the requirement of a client. For this you can contact different web designing companies, brief them you requirement and then you can know the an estimated cost for your website.
You can know the estimated price of your websites by contacting various vendors. Often we see that, Clients / Customers do not explain the complete requirement or functionality of the websites to the vendor, This leads to confusion in the scope of the work & leads to many problems.
Should I buy hosting for cheap / low price web hosting company ?
You should not buy hosting from cheap or low cost hosting company. Let me know explain why they are able to sell it & why you should not buy from them. Most of these low cost hosting companies do not own their own servers, instead they resell the hosting from some other companies, As these people buy the service for much lesser price and sell to you for a cheaper price, the quality of service will be very poor. When you buy the hosting for cheaper price, you will be facing the following issues,
● When you need support for any issues, You will not get prompt response as your service provider depends on someone else’s support
● Your server most of the time will be slow or takes more loading time
● Your Email service will be affected due to frequent blacklisting
● The latency of the server will be more as it is hosted in some poor infrastructure