Of course you do! Fast hosting keeps viewers on your site longer. In today’s world we are used to seeing our information quickly, and we don’t really have time to wait for a website to load. The average users will only wait 5 seconds and then they are…poof…gone! They still need the same information, but they will seek it somewhere else. Haven’t you done that? I have.
Fast hosting pays off in many ways:
- Speed – the obvious one. With fast hosting, you have the assurance that your site will be seen by those that visit it. Rarely, will you lose a potential customer/client due to slow loading of your website. And, you can add more content without slowing your site down.
- Sales – Your sales will increase as customers whiz through your site, viewing all the products they are interested in. The more viewing they do, the more potential buying the do! This is just one way the increased cost of fast hosting pays for itself.
- Security – If you are spending more money on fast hosting, you are guaranteed to have a host that has increased server security. This prevents downtime of your site due to hackers…and there are a lot more hackers out there than you think!
Is your site currently on a shared hosting server with unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited emails and other benefits for a cheap price of say $8.00 per month? Well, what you may not have thought about is that your website will be shared with many other websites. In fact, they will fill the server full of websites. And, now your website is having to share space, bandwidth, and processing with all of its website neighbors. End result? A slow website.
Another type of hosting is VPS hosting. It is also a type of shared hosting. However, your website will be sharing a partition of a server instead of the entire thing. The good news is that you do not share this partition with anybody else so you are not fighting for resources. Better than shared hosting, but, still not a great option.
Dedicated web hosting is the fastest, but also the most expensive, ranging from $150 per month to over $1,000 per month depending on the size of your website. This type of hosting is the type that will give you the entire server to yourself instead of sharing it with others. This means that you can experience more uptime and you can even reach the maximum of 99.99% uptime with your website.
If you are looking for a good alternative to dedicated web hosting, you should consider SSD web hosting. SSD servers use a solid state drive that increases the speed of the websites that are hosted. Currently, many websites are created with open source web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal due to their ease-of-use and flexibility to customize the way they look with thousands of free themes and plugins. Dynamic website such as WordPress, trigger database queries and content access at the same time. With solid state drives (SSD), data is read and written simultaneously. Therefore, the browsing experience will significantly more pleasant thanks to the reduced loading time. This hosting option offers better core performance, faster database queries, and faster caching and that’s a winning formula for more traffic, more sales, and more revenue.
Masterpiece Web Designs offers SSD hosting for all the sites we design/build. We have our own servers so that we can control how many websites are on each server…ensuring maximum performance for our websites. We strive to not only make our websites look awesome, but with blazing fast speed. Contact us if you would like more information….we would love to hear from you!