Web Hosts Suck
Why would I say that? Because that is what anyone ever seems to think of their Web hosts… We remember the last time our site was down, or the last time it seemed slow or worse, the last time a client or customer told us the site didn’t work for them. We don’t seem to remember the other 8759 hours that the site ran just fine (that’s one year in hours minus one for poor performance).
What Did Your Last Trip to Starbucks Cost?
What did your last month hosting bill come to?
If they are comparable, I would argue that you have no right to complain about poor Web performance. Your Website is a 24/7/365 window into your organization, you may spend hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on keeping your site up to date, marketing campaigns, etc… but if you spend $7/month to host at GoDaddy your doing something wrong.
Pay For What is Important
I encourage anyone with a Website to evaluate exactly how much down time they can afford to have, how important it is there their Website perform well. For a personal blog, that bar may not be set too high and in which case, I would argue a budget hosting plan is a good way to go. However if you determine that uptime and performance are critical, skip the budget plans and research better options.