Want to start something new? Check out myths and facts about Web Hosting


When we opt for something new, sometimes we are a little apprehensive about it, right? Many questions revolve around your mind. The decision is right or wrong. Should I go with it or should I wait? Let me check the trend first, then I will select it, etc. All these things influence your decision and even your money invested and time. That’s the reason you want to be 100% sure. Let me help you to clear the mist regarding starting your own website. There are many myths regarding starting a new website since these days there are abundant affordable web hosting companies and providers. But the bad news is that all these options may be irresistible and perplexing, especially for first-time web hosting users.

Therefore, it is important that webmasters play it smart by exploring and learning what to avoid and when to avoid. Be careful about what you need and buy what is essential to you. Don’t just fall for ambiguous offers and promotions. I have listed five myths but each and every myth is broken with real facts and it will clear your head for sure.

Myth #1: The word web hosting is similar to the words like ‘complication’ and ‘difficulty.’
It means web hosting concept is only for the programmers who understand the concept of IT better. Apart from IT professionals like us, it is impossible to understand.

Fact: But the fact is web hosting is not at all like that. Many web hosting companies have made it so easy to understand that people who don’t have preceding IT education can understand the concept of web-hosting easily. You just have to search for the right web hosts who can provide you the best features you require and at the charge you are willing to pay to them.

Myth #2: Free web hosting is what a customer wants.
It is good because the customer is not paying a single penny from his pocket.

Fact: But the bad news is that, because a particular web hosting is free, that company or that web hosting provider does not have the enthusiasm or the monetary capability to afford adequate technical support. This means that there is no professional support when you choose to host with them. And even if you do get help, the chances or an action is not immediate.

Myth #3: Web hosting means ‘unlimited resources.’
It means you can host hundreds of huge files and you will never run out of space.

Fact: No web hosting provider or company can afford to offer unlimited disk space or bandwidth. The package always comes with certain terms and conditions attached to it. Please read the web hosting provider’s terms and conditions of service to find out exactly how limited are their unlimited features.

Myth #4: Web hosting provider’s support is really bad and definitely not up to the mark.
Yes, there are some web hosting companies whose support is really bad.

Fact: But many companies have amazing and exceptional technical support. Many web hosting companies have highly experienced and knowledgeable support team plus they provide you with live chat option.

Myth #5: Features don’t matter in the field of hosting.
The myth says that all web hosting features are almost the same, so you can choose any package you want.

Fact: But this is not true, it is very important for you to understand the concepts like uptime, speed and support features of that particular web hosting company. Many web hosting companies provide all these features on their website so that you can make your decision wisely.

However, the participation of people in web hosting and creation of different websites is high, but still it is one of the most misunderstood areas of the internet. This confusion has created misfortune for many website holders. Actually web hosting is not at all complex in nature. You just need to clear those delusions and when you have the right information, you can enjoy the real benefits of the web hosting.

Surya Panicker
As a Digital Marketing Specialist, Surya is responsible to pen and craft content for the website, newsletters and other marketing collaterals. She weaves engaging content strategy in sync with the creative artists for various platforms to promote the products and generate website traffic. Surya is a silent critter obsessed with new words always glued to her keyboard.