You may hear people often talking about unlimited web hosting. This could either be unlimited disk space, bandwidth or both.
The truth is – it doesn’t exist.
It’s a marketing technique that has been used successfully over a number of years to lure people into paying money for something which will eventually stop working for them over time.
Imagine your website as a computer. You can only fill a computer with a certain amount of data before it starts to fill up and become slow. Your website is the exactly the same.
We all know that there’s no such thing as unlimited hard drives, or unlimited bandwidth. These are finite resources that have limits. Regardless of the size of your web host, they will probably have some sort of limit along the line.
It’s all in the fine print.
Let’s be honest, have we ever fully read the fine print? We merely just click accept and continue with whatever we were doing. This is where you will get caught out.
If your website is running a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, and you suddenly get a large burst of traffic then it’s very likely that your account would be suspended, rending your website unavailable. This could mean you lose customers and could hurt your SEO efforts too.
Moving away from the ‘unlimited web hosting lie’.
There’s a vast number of web hosting services available to choose from, all offering different prices for their services. However, picking one may be difficult.
HostNinja offer managed hosting solutions (they handle all the hard work) for a respectable price, and even offer solutions for those who are running sites with WordPress. They have 100% uptime, which means your site will always be online.