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    Why Cheap Web Hosting Sucks

    There are a few reasons why you should shy away from companies that offer cheap Web hosting services. As a consumer, you should know the following things:

    • Cheap Web hosts provide their services for such small amounts of money that you are separated from the pleasures produced by spending an unreasonably large amount of your hard-earned money all at once. This can cause severe psychological damage to you.
    • Cheap Web hosts typically offer 24/7/365 support via phone, email, ticketing, live chat, and any other means they define as economically reasonable! This is ridiculous! They just do not understand the hidden Web Hosts Underground ethics code that states a hosting company must make it as hard as possible for customers to get help. Clearly, these cheap Web hosts are not conformists, and they do not deserve to be in business.
    • Cheap Web hosts provide accounts that offer customers the features they need. A cheap Web host typically provides all features in one easy-to-use package. Don’t they understand that customers become happier by having to dig through hard-to-use control panels to figure out how to purchase add-on services? After all, isn’t it the thrill of the hunt that keeps people happy?

    Hopefully, by now you’ve caught on to the fact that I am joking. However, I am attempting to use humor to ensure that you understand a problem that is currently facing you, the Web hosting consumer: larger Web hosting companies are trying to sell you overpriced services, claiming that competitors such as GoDaddy and iPower cannot possibly be providing quality services. After all, how can a Web hosting plan that costs $3.95 or less per month be perceived as a quality offering compared to bigger players’ offerings that start at $9.95+ per month and offer a smaller set of features?

    The bottom line is that it can. What the large hosting companies fail to point out (I won’t name them, by the way, but one of them has a name that is composed of two words: the first word is something like ‘It-work’ and the second word sounds a bit like ‘Pollutions’) is that the newer companies, such as GoDaddy, are operating much more efficiently than they.

    The high-priced Web hosting companies tend to be older providers that were thrown out-of-whack by the dot-com bust. In order to survive, these companies had to take on enormous loads of debt. To fund even just the interest payments on this debt, these companies had to either raise their prices, or keep them at the high level that caused the companies trouble in the first place.

    Now, contrast that with the financial situation of newer providers. Costs (hardware, bandwidth, office space, etc) have come down considerably in the past few years alone. As the Web hosting industry ages (we’re going on 13 years now), seasoned industry veterans are emerging to provide assistance to companies in the industry; these veterans typically sign on with newer companies in return for stock, as well as the chance to do something great.

    The issue is a marketing issue. To sustain their high prices, high-priced providers had to develop a way to strike fear in consumers’ hearts. What better way to do this than to accuse nimbler, better-equipped, but smaller providers of overextending themselves (the clearest form of hypocrisy, no?) and overselling their services. Never mind that these practices were (and usually still are) employed by the larger providers: because people seem to have a higher regard for high-priced things (cars, clothing, and yes, Web hosting), they ate these marketing messages up – and in doing so, ignored the blaring hypocrisy.

    This is a very big shame. The stodgy, uncompetitive, and hopelessly laughable “big boys” should be forever banned from the industry for starting such an unethical firestorm of controversy in the first place. Instead of crying wolf when a smaller player found a better way to conduct business, these companies should have investigated the new business methods to see what could be carried over to their own companies to benefit their own clients. What happened instead is that a whole industry and its customers have been diverted from the true issues facing the Web hosting world today: fraud, underage pornography, and new technologies that can bring about huge advantages to service providers and customers alike, among other things.

    So this is my advice to you today: remove the blinders of closed-mindedness, and be aware of the biased marketing messages in this industry that are so often disguised as helpful forum posts, news articles, and non-profit campaigns. In so doing, you will clearly spot the desperation exhibited by several of the industry’s highly revered players.

    Cheap can be bad, but in Web hosting, cheap is usually good. Even cheap players can play bad, but there are many more successful cheap players than expensive players.

    I would like to leave you with this thought: There are two types of people that choose to succeed; those that choose to prove someone right and those that choose to prove someone wrong. In the Web hosting industry, who plays who, and who is succeeding?
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    remove the blinders of closed-mindedness, and be aware of the biased marketing messages in this industry that are so often disguised as helpful forum posts
    It was not easy but I found something I agree with.

    (the clearest form of hypocrisy, no?)
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    Care to Define "CHEAP" plz ?

    Cause for a Billionaire/Rich Class, "Cheap = 2K per month for 100 mb space and 10 gb bw"

    For a Poor Class" Cheap = 20 Cents for 100 mb space and 10 gb bw "

    For Middle Class " Cheap = $2 for 100 mb space and 10 gb bw "


    "CHEAP " is a word, if not defined properly losses its meaning.

    Cheers
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    For the purpose of this article, I considered "cheap" hosting to be anything under $5.00. Thanks for reading!


    EDIT: Whoops! I thought I put this in Tutorials? Mods, could this be moved? (Now I feel dumb! )
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    So does that mean that your entry plan qualifies as cheap?
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    I think that was his point Chris, hence my first post on the hypocrisy of him speaking about "the enemy" having its biases.

    I did not follow the sig and check out his prices but it was clear where he was coming from. Thanks for the verification though.
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    So, your 15 GB of space, and 250 GB of bandwidth at $4.99 plan, is cheap and should be avoided?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_M
    So does that mean that your entry plan qualifies as cheap?
    Yes, it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedito
    So, your 15 GB of space, and 250 GB of bandwidth at $4.99 plan, is cheap and should be avoided?
    No, not at all. Perhaps you should read the whole article to understand its message.
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    No, not at all. Perhaps you should read the whole article to understand its message.
    Oh wow nice cheap plans u got maybe i should get few from you , oh wait why does it redirect me to : https://secure.**********.com/ for signup ?

    I would also like to add to that article that if your paying for a plan and it redirects to some thirdparty site your not aware of , than its bad and should contact company for clearification. Cause if you pay the wrong person (who knows maybe someone hacked the owners website and put a direct link to his own checkout system? )and left same layout and all the links back to original site they were coming from.

    Its really scary to see a different url for payment on a totally different domain.

    Oh by the way u say ur hosting plans are cheap does that mean according to title of this post which reads " Why Cheap Web Hosting Sucks " that your hosting is literally sucky?


    EDIT: Why was the url masked ? to which i was redirected, does that mean wht has officially banned that provider from doing business here?
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    First, I recommend reading our About us page to see the brands we conduct business under. Second, I was hoping folks would catch the irony of the article's title. Though it is entitled Why Cheap Web Hosting Sucks, those who fully read the article understand that in the end I am a champion of cheap hosting services, and I am decrying unethical practices of certain larger, higher-priced companies. Apparently, I did not fulfill my goal, and I should have made the article a bit more clear. I am sorry for any confusion you may face because of this.

    To answer your edited question, I am not sure why it is masked, that is best directed at WHT themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by paidhosting
    Oh wow nice cheap plans u got maybe i should get few from you , oh wait why does it redirect me to : https://secure.**********.com/ for signup ?

    I would also like to add to that article that if your paying for a plan and it redirects to some thirdparty site your not aware of , than its bad and should contact company for clearification. Cause if you pay the wrong person (who knows maybe someone hacked the owners website and put a direct link to his own checkout system? )and left same layout and all the links back to original site they were coming from.

    Its really scary to see a different url for payment on a totally different domain.

    Oh by the way u say ur hosting plans are cheap does that mean according to title of this post which reads " Why Cheap Web Hosting Sucks " that your hosting is literally sucky?


    EDIT: Why was the url masked ? to which i was redirected, does that mean wht has officially banned that provider from doing business here?
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    This is funny
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    It actually is kind of funny. I didn't even mean to post the article in this section, and look at the controversy it's creating! I guess the irony of the title and first few paragraphs has been lost on most of the readers. And I really do apologize for that - I thought I could use humor in the article in an effective manner - I guess not!

    With all due respect to all participants in this thread, could it be closed and moved to the Tutorials sub-section?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalWebDan
    I am decrying unethical practices of certain larger, higher-priced companies.
    What are these unethical practices? Just because a company charges more doesnt mean they are unethical.
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    Look, I am done answering questions about the article. If you have not read the full article, then no, you will not understand what it means.

    Again, as the OP of this thread, I would like it closed.
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    I read and understand the article. If you are going to claim that these big hosts are unethical, you should at least explain why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_M
    What are these unethical practices? Just because a company charges more doesnt mean they are unethical.

    Ya whats wrong with charging 50$ for 100 mb space ? If you want decent services like no wait time when u make a telephone call and non stop 24x7 support ? And which companies were you talking about, are you talking about hostgator ? Dreamhost ? Servage etc etc. or my company (baah i offer cheap plans too according to few but i aint a big fish,just trying to survive ).

    There are lots of articles on the web and thing is we cannot argue with the writer of those articles as they are mostly hardcoded forever , but we have a chance to discuss here with you as to why you wrote the article and how well the word "Cheap" is defined by you, so basically $5 plans according to you are cheap, than i suppose my $1.55 plans are Cheapest and should be avoided at all cost right ? If that were the case why are my clients happy even though i am Cheapazz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalWebDan
    Look, I am done answering questions about the article. If you have not read the full article, then no, you will not understand what it means.

    Again, as the OP of this thread, I would like it closed.
    Yes, I did read the full article and I don't think that this thread should be closed. People should be able to reply to your bs.
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    The part that's BS is assuming this was an article that defined truth, and not just some guy's rant about his competitors
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalWebDan
    Hopefully, by now you’ve caught on to the fact that I am joking.
    ^^Thats the only part i understood and agree to 100%.



    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalWebDan
    Hopefully, by now you’ve caught on to the fact that I am joking.

    Cheap can be bad, but in Web hosting, cheap is usually good. Even cheap players can play bad, but there are many more successful cheap players than expensive players.

    ^^ I just dont know what you were trying to say , so your saying if i buy a cheap graphics card(from provider say A) its bad(as in it will fail asap) but if i go and buy same card from another provider at higher rates it becomes good all the sudden and wont fail ever?

    Please explain before thread is closed, else i will have nightmares.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalWebDan
    Why Cheap Web Hosting Sucks

    Several not cheap hosts too
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