Is your Website Slow? Your “Budget Hosting” could be the problem!
Most Small Business Websites are SLOW.
Is your website slow? Not only do your customers/clients/visitors/users hate it, but so does Google! There are a lot of factors that can go into your website running slow including: how it was built, if it is outdated, etc… But in the last 10 years of Website Design & Hosting, we see that the large majority of websites can get an EXTREME Speed Boost by simply ditching their budget hosting plan and moving to something better.
What is Budget or Shared Hosting?
What do we mean by budget? If you are on GoDaddy, HostGator, Bluehost, or anything like it…. Most likely you are on a cheap shared hosting plan. “Shared” hosting is always cheap because, just as the name says, you are sharing a hosting server with many other websites. Sometimes hundreds! So, if one or more of those other websites has issues or is using all the resources, it will cause your website to be slow and vulnerable.
What is our experience with Budget Hosting Companies?
Over the last 10 years we have tried a lot of hosting companies ourselves along with taking on the management of client websites that were at many different hosts. Many of them start out awesome but overtime the age-old principle of “you get what you pay for” reigns supreme! Soon your once fast website is now unbearable and everyone that lands on your website is now looking for the back button…. Including Google.
Google cares about my Website Hosting Quality?
Google has admitted that the “User Experience” is a main factor in deciding if it wants to show your website in search results. They have even gone so detailed to let us know that load times is one of the main user experience factors they consider.
Of course, this post is meant to inform you so you can make good decisions for your business website, but it is also a shameless plug for one of our services. We offer Premium Managed WordPress Hosting & Maintenance Plans starting at $49 /mo. We host your website on a Virtual Private Server, so it isn’t shared with any other websites. We also keep everything up to date and secure. Basically, we host and manage your website for you! We even check it weekly to make sure it is fast, secure, and loading correctly. Let us know if you have any questions about your current hosting… we always give free advice!
BONUS QUESTION AND ANSWER: WHAT HOSTING DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Really, we only want to recommend exactly what we use, and that is WPMUDEV. There are probably other good ones out there, but we have honestly been disapointed with every other one we have tried.