Over the last few week’s, traffic on my site has dramatically increased. One problem, my current hosting plan was no longer cutting it. My site was unavailable all together every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm. This is by the way the time when the most people are on the internet, looking for new website’s.
I was at that time on a Go Daddy, Deluxe Hosting plan. This is what they call a shared hosting plan. That means that I was sharing a server with a bunch of other website’s. So, my site’s speed was not only effected by my traffic, but also by those other site’s I was sharing space with.
Everyone I was talking to, told me I’d have to bite the bullet and get a dedicated server account. A dedicated server would solve the problem, but they cost between $60 to $300 per month! I’m not the New York Time’s! So, I started looking for other alternatives.
An alternative to dedicated servers, is Grid Hosting. Here as your traffic increases, more server’s are called online to serve data to your hungry visitor’s. It has been absolutely amazing. Let me compare:
Negative’s of Grid Hosting
False Rumor’s About Go Daddy
Almost everywhere you look, you see people saying how bad Go Daddy is. Who are these people? My guess is that most of them are competitor’s. The reason why is that every time they say something bad about Go Daddy, they talk about how they host with this unknown hosting company. I’d like to set a few thing’s straight:
You should definitely give grid hosting a try. Heck, if you have a Deluxe Plan already, it cost’s the same per month.
Till Next Time