Without the reassurance of a excellent web hosting company supporting your business, it won’t be long before your website starts to run into problems.
The importance of good quality, reliable web hosting is often overlooked by small businesses launching their first business website.
The main mistake that many small businesses make is to rely on a company providing free web hosting. Many hosts offer free web-space as an incentive to increase the number of people they have signing up for an account. They will soon pull the plug on your website as soon as you exceed a certain amount (usually, not a lot) of bandwidth. This will leave your website completely offline for the remainder of the month and you will not generate any sales.
Free or inexpensive web hosting companies also have very little commitment to ensuring that you have a high level of service. They often have long periods of downtime and outages that will leave your website inaccessible at certain times. Once again, this will cost your company more in lost sales compared to the amount you save from selecting a cheap host.
Without a good web hosting solution, you will also find that the amount of disk space you are allocated by the provider is extremely low. This will seriously limit the options that you have available in terms of website design.