The frank truth in hosting is that you get what you pay for ~ if you're lucky.
The less you pay, the slower your speed, the more down-time you suffer and the lower the quality of service. All of these criteria have dramatic impact upon search engine optimization, viewer dropout rate and conversion of shoppers to buyers.
Retail vs. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Hosting
Many ask, what's wrong with cheaper retail hosting like GoDaddy or BlueHost for as low as $5/mo vs premium hosting at many times that amount? Simple. As noted above, it comes down to speed, up-time and service. Hosting matters, so here's a bit of intel to make hosting considerations more transparent:
- WP Engine vs BlueHost: "WP Engine is able to deliver processing speeds much faster than Bluehost, making them a clear winner in our benchmark tests." http://inlinehostblogger.com/wp-engine-vs-bluehost/
- WP Engine vs GoDaddy: "When it comes to speed there really is no comparison for WP Engine vs Godaddy. I have had client’s sites that while I was on them they took 20–30 seconds to load on GoDaddy." http://swellfire.com/wpengine-vs-godaddy/
- WP Engine vs SiteGround, Page.ly & Flywheel: "For their combination of cost, ease of use, performance, security and feature set, we’ve plumped for WP Engine as the overall winner." http://www.designbombs.com/best-wordpress-hosting/
BitHut's Augemented WP Engine Hosting Solution
In almost all cases, the return on investment of SEO hosting is easily justified. However, this service is also more complex for lay users to manage. BitHut is therefore set up as a shared SEO hosting service where you can get on a rocket of performance without having to pilot the ship yourself. To meet the needs of our clients, we've created shared hosting service on two of the most common platforms: WordPress Hosting (partitioning WP Engine services) and Magento Hosting (the big-boy ecommerce platform). We cut you a piece of awesome WP Engine hosting space and we manage the service for you.
Can You Afford NOT to Go with SEO Hosting?
In the big picture, a few more bucks a month for better service can make the difference between a bounced visitor and closed sale, level of engagement and even the perception of the quality of a business. For many businesses, just one sale can pay for an entire hosting program. Put another way, your website is a key customer touch point. And while many businesses spend thousands of dollars a month on office rent, why balk at less than a hundred dollars for SEO hosting?