Problem With a Cheap Web Hosting Plan

In this post, I’m going to describe about the problems related with a cheap web hosting. Here are the 8 major problems with a cheap website service:

List of contents
(01). Interface
(02). Price
(03). Installation
(04). Bandwith
(05). Disk space
(06). Search engine ranking
(07). Customer support
(08). Update

Disclaimer: I am not targeting any particular web hosting company. I am only describing some issues that exists in many cheap hosting services.

Explanation: Major problem with a cheap web hosting plan or service

(01). Interface

The dashboard interface is not easy for a beginner. Although it is not a difficult task but as a beginner you will find it difficult.

Also read: Is GoDaddy’s Shared Hosting Plan Good?

(02). Price

There are many web hosting companies known for their high hosting price. Some of these websites are as follows:

  • Siteground.
  • Inmotion.
  • A2Hosting.
  • Google Cloud.
  • GoDaddy.

Even their basic plans start with a high price. I am saying it high in reference to the Indian publishers.

Due to high price, they start to search for a cheap service provider. Their key words include:

  • Cheap wordpress hosting company.
  • Hosting service under Rs. 100.00.

Many web service providers offer hosting services under Rs. 17.00 to 99.00 per month.

We, as a beginner, think it is very cheap, and purchase it immediately.

Now see this comparison between Onohosting and Hostingdart

Example 01:

1 moth basic starter planRs. 20Rs. 79
Disk space200 MB1GB

Also read: Is Onohosting Good for WordPress in India?


  • 200 MB × 5 = 1000 MB = 1 GB
  • 20.00 INR × 5 = 100.00 INR

You have to pay Rs. 100.00 for 1 GB disk space in Onohosting.

Price is higher than Hostingdart.

Note: Hosting price as on January 2022.

Example 02:

1 moth basic starter planRs. 79Rs. 199
Disk space1 GB30 GB

Also read: Is Hostingdart Good for WordPress?


  • 1 GB × 30 = 30000 MB = 30 GB
  • 79.00 INR × 30 = 2370.00 INR

You have to pay Rs. 2370.00 for 30 GB disk space in Hostingdart.

Price is higher than GoDaddy for a monthly plan.

Note: Hosting price as on January 2022.

Final answer: So-called cheap hosting providers are charging more than a big company like GoDaddy.

(03). Installation

You will face many problems during the installation of an application.

3.1: WordPress installation

WordPress is a Content Management System. We use WordPress as a CMS for our blog and website. It is best for blogging. Although you can create a beautiful website by using this application. It is easier than any other CMS.

Problem: Server problem.

Installation is not easy. You will face the following problems:

  • Server is not responding.
  • Server time out.

3.2: Zoomla installation

Joomla is also an Content Management System. We use Joomla for creating a powerful and very attractive website. Joomla is very dynamic than any other CMS, and at the same time it is very complicated for a beginner.

Problem: Limited disk space problem.

You can install Zoomla with a 200 MB or 1 GB disk space. Zoomla is a very big file which alone requires at least 900+ MB of disk space.

3.3: WooCommerce installation

WooCommerce is an e-commerce we application. We use WooCommerce for creating an online store just like Shopify, Amazon, Flipkart, etc. We can use with WordPress.

Problem: Slower website

WooCommerce is a powerful plugin. It is an e-commerce application. WooCommerce uses a significant portions of Ram and disk space.
It can easily slow down your small website.

(04). Bandwidth

Problem: Limited bandwidth

Bandwidth is a measurement of the amount of information that a particular computer network or Internet connection can send in a particular time. It is often measured in bits per second.

Small web hosting companies provide a limited bandwidth.

Let me explain it with an example.

  • I purchased a hosting plan.
  • My plan includes 100 GB bandwidth.
  • This 100 GB bandwidth will work on a monthly basis.
  • I am uploading images and videos on my blog.
  • My one video (1 GB) got hit.
  • This video is receiving many view in a day.
  • It will going to cross 100 GB in 10 days.
  • Now, 100 GB in 10 days means my bandwith limit has been crossed.
  • In this situation, server wil not work for my website for the next 20 days of the same month.

(05). Disk space

Disk space is a place where we can store our files and data. It is one of the very important thing for a website owner.

Problem: Thin website

Let me explain it with an example.

  • I purchased a hosting plan for 1 month.
  • My plan includes 500 MB of disk space.
  • It will remain same until I upgrade it to a bigger plan.
  • I am uploading images and videos on a regular basis on my blog.
  • WordPress is using 60 MB of the total disk space.
  • Other plugins are together using more than 150 MB of the total disk space.
  • Theme, database, etc., are using more than 50 MB of the total disk space.
  • Content size is more than 200 MB.

Now what can I do? I have to upgrade my hosting plan. But problem is that I have no budget for this.

(06). Search engine ranking

The authority and the overall credibility of a hosting provider company play a major role in deciding the ranking of a website associated with them.

How does it work?

Server: Need an excellent server.
Authority: The overall authority of an hosting provider should be high.
Credibility: It should be a renowned organization in the national and international markets.

For example, the domain authority of GoDaddy is 93 out of 100, and it is 3 out 100 for Hostingdart.

Siteground, Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostinger, A2Hosting, GoDaddy, etc., are known for a very good server uptime.

Many cheap web hosting companies lack in these factors. They gurantee for a 99.99% server uptime, but it is not real.

A website which uses a good hosting company is more likely to get a better rank in Google search than a website that uses a cheaper one.

(07). Customer support

Problem: Limited contact options

Their customer support is weak. I’m saying it because of one of the following reasons:

  1. Small support team.
  2. Limited support.
  3. Time limitation.
  4. Language problem.

(08). Update

Update is not easy due to many technical reasons, such as low disk space, server response, etc.

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