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Cheap Hosting vs. Complete Hosting

Hosting. We all need it.

And prices vary wildly. So what do you get for your money?

Unfortunately hosting falls into that annoying category of 'You get what you pay for'.

Free Hosting

That's right. Gratis, nothing, nada. Why bother paying for hosting when you can get it for absolutely free!

But there's a catch (isn't there always?). If someone's giving you something for free they generally want something in return. In this case it's usually a sub domain on someone elses hosting.


Would you really want your customers to know that you're on a free hosting site?

It doesn't stop there. It's likely you'd have to advertise the free hosting site within yours. Possibly either in the header or footer. You definitely won't get an kind of proper email account with it so you would have to stick to your home account of hotmail or aol.

Not very professional looking is it?


Cheap Hosting

Type 'cheap hosting' into Google and it'll bring up thousands of results (78 million of them to be exact). And they're incredibly competitive. What do you get for your hard-earned pennies?

You actually get quite a lot. One of the first one I saw gives you a generous 10gb of web space and 100 email addresses.

Great, so let's go with that, then!

Well, hang on. There's a few downsides to this.

If you have your internet connection with one of the larger corporations, enticed by the low, low price then you'll completely understand what we're about to say here.

They draw you in with promises of a massive amount of hosting space and more email accounts than you can shake a stick at.

But in truth a standard company website very rarely reaches 2% of that capacity, and how many companies do you know with 100 seperate email addresses?

A cheap hosting account is only good if you know exactly what you're doing regarding uploading and downloading your site. If you need some assistance, expect to either do a lot of research online or sit back and wait for their technical support to get back to you.


Complete Hosting

The very best and easiest hosting solution. All the catches, headaches and hassles are suddenly removed.

First and foremost you've got a person on the other end of the line. They know your first name and they know everything about your site. So if anything is wrong there's no hold music, no automated telephone navigation, no 'Please hold, your call is important to us' you're just calling someone up.

With complete hosting you will be provided with everything you need. This includes:

If this sounds like something you need then Parkers Media can help.

We provide all of these hassle-free solutions and much more. Call us now on the contact details below and you'll see just how easy hosting your website can be.

Web Design

Beautiful, professional and affordable. 3 keywords that we keep in mind for every single client. At Parkers we create the website you deserve.

Content Management

Announcing the Parkers Media Content Management System (CMS). Built from the ground up purely for the small business website.

Search Engine Optimisation

There's no point having a beautiful new website if it's buried on page 38 of Google. Parkers Media can help you get to that elusive first page.