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Value Add - Hosting

It seems like everywhere you look today you are inundated with ads for CHEAP CHEAP web hosting. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for and cheap (in this case) applies to the service as well as the price. This blog entry will cover the difference between Neoreef hosting and budget providers; I can sum it up in one word: value. Read this post to find out how you are gaining more for your hosting dollar with Neoreef.

Sometimes we get the question, "Why is your base hosting package higher than a lot of other places online?" It's a valid question, and one I really enjoy answering for clients. Of course, our monthly subscription fees are a steal considering you get the software and hosting but I will just focus on hosting in this blog.

Let me give you few reasons why we offer higher priced (and more value-packed!) hosting packages than other budget hosting providers like GoDaddy do.

1) It's better for the client - When you get web hosting through Neoreef, we take care of all aspects of the setup of your website for you. That way, clients don't have to deal with the labyrinth that is the budget hosting admin panel. Plus, we spare you the ridiculous amount of ads for upsells that these budget providers will offer you that you really don’t need (think undercoating on new cars). It is setup right, the first time with no hassle for the client.

2) We will support you - Neoreef provides simple and effective hosting support as part of our monthly hosting plan. So, if you have a hosting issue we're happy to help you out with it or we'll just take care of it for you on the spot. You won't get reactive, friendly phone support from those budget providers.

3) You get a lot more than a place to store your website! - Beyond giving you a place to simply store your website, every single one of our hosting packages includes our proprietary content management system (CMS).

4) You get what you pay for - Sure it's a cliche... But it's a cliche because it's true a lot of the time. If you only spend $6 per month on hosting, you aren't going to expect much from your hosting package. And you probably won't get much out of it either. In order to offer a dirt cheap prices, these budget hosting companies provide basic hosting that doesn’t contain the features and capabilities that a more robust hosting package (like ours!) offers.

We here at Neoreef are more interested in empowering our clients with hosting plans that will actively grow their businesses, not merely save them a few bucks per month on their hosting cost.

Conclusion - Your website is an investment, not an expense. Please remember that.

Once you see your website as an investment, it is easy to see that there is much more to web hosting than the monthly price associated with it. Namely, you have to ask yourself, "What am I getting for every dollar I spend? Do I have what I need to grow my business online?"

We aren't going to have the lowest price hosting packages, but no $6 per month hosting plan out there will give you the online business building tools and capabilities that you will get with a Neoreef hosting package.

Comments (2)
Re:Value Add - Hosting
This might be one of the most insightful blog posts I've ever read. You've taken a lot of these thoughts right out of my mouth!
Posted by on 6/23/2008 3:22 PM
Re:Value Add - Hosting
You are right on with this. And if I could a add a few points.

A lot of these providers don't actually give you what they say they will either. It's kind of like an insurance provider, it looks good until you make a claim and they drop you. Huge amounts of bandwidth and storage, yeah right. Try actually using what they offer and see what happens.

Also, ever notice that they rarely give any performance metrics or insight into the quality of their infrastructure. There is a reason for that. Most operate on low quality, low performance equipment and then oversell it with customers. I like to compare it to public housing projects, too many people, too little space, and poor accommodations.
Posted by on 6/28/2008 9:34 AM

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