Does Size Really Matter?

Searching for a needle in a haystack!

You finally decide to put your company or your own life online. First go on purchasing or downloading web authoring software, than you go on forums or web design tutorials’ website or already read a book or two.

OK now you have some knowledge, it’s time for you to search for inspiration. So you hit yahoo and search and go to your favorite website. You look at the design, layout and the color scheme. Saw something you fancy? Maybe the header catches your eyes and your mind now complete of ideas! So next step, you install your web authoring software. Once install you start the program so eager to start working on your website.

After a week or two or already months later, after all that sleepless nights, after all that post on web design forums asking for help or ideas, now finally after all the work you are ready for you website debut. All that is left is to search for a web hosting provider.

Alright, you click on your browser and hit yahoo. You go into web hosting for your search criteria and hit search. Not to bad, the top 10 search consequence appears. Now you click on all 10 links and observe each of them down by pricing, bandwidth, disk space, obtainable sustain and the features that each great number offers you.

Now you are done, you lie down on your bed along with your notes. Hmm, great number A seems not too bad you say. Hmm, great number B seems not bad either? So is great number C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J! After a few minutes, maybe hours you just push those notes aside and hit back to your browser!

Found my needle

You will never end your search by the abovementioned criteria! When searching for a web hosting package there is only two meaningful criteria you want to consider “Reliability and sustain”.

great number A may offer you terabytes of bandwidth but can you provide to have your site far away once every week or already every single day? OK maybe you can if it’s a non-basic, non-commercial website.

Would you want to wait for 24 hours before your email get answered for something as simple as a password reset or would you want your password email to you as soon as possible? A good and knowledgeable sustain is extremely important especially if you are new to hosting your own site. You need all the help you can get and get your answer in a timely manner.

Does size really matter – I average does it really matter?

It depends on each individual needs. Your great number may offer you lots of bandwidth and disk space, but you must ask yourself this “Do you really need it?” If you going for a static page or already a flashy flash website, most won’t need no more than 5 GB of disk space.

Now than you ask “How about bandwidth, than?” Now again, if your hosting provider, state they will give you bandwidth in terabytes, you must first understand the character of shared hosting. Let say you car lot allows you two salon cars to be park comfortably on your own land but one day you decide to get yourself a limousine and remember you nevertheless have that other two cars. Now your new limousine took up your car lot and you find yourself you ran out of space to park your other two cars. You decided to park you car on the roadside of an urban street. The next thing you know there would be cars honking and traffics build ups. Legally you are allow to park your car on the roadside but if it cause inconveniences to others, your car will be either be tow or ask to be park in other places.

This goes the same on shared hosting ecosystem. If your site takes up to much CPU resource, you would be suspended temporarily or already get your site suspended for good and be force to upgrade to a VPS / Dedicated server or move to another hosting provider.


NO, size does not matter. It is a matter if you are able to use all the bandwidth or/and disk space without getting your account suspended. Reliability and a knowledgeable sustain is nevertheless the meaningful to choosing your web hosting provider!

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