I learned from an early age that a dollar is what you make it, it can last for a week, an hour, or even double – increasing the value always appealed the most to me. After all, those books weren’t going to buy themselves.
Affordable hosting falls under the same branch, well depending on your definition of affordable. If you have a set budget you need to work with it’s important to stick to it. With most affordable hosting claims there can be hidden costs, or set prices that happen to be exactly what your budget is – leaving no room for wiggle room.
But, if you are as business savvy as I know you are, then you want to be making a profit – whether that profit is from saving money or increasing it. Which now makes this not only about finding a lower cost solution, but also one that can give back.
Two options to keep in mind are pay-as-you-go, and resource pools. Both are great options, it just depends on what you’re looking for.
Pay-as-you-go is the best option if you want everything to be variable. If you’re testing cloud-based technologies this would be your best bet, or if you are unsure about your needs – this could be a great option to figure out what you need and how much you need of it at a lower cost. The biggest benefit, and difference, of resource pools is that it allows bandwidth bursting, allowing you to burst only bandwidth – keeping everything else in your package the same.
Both offer a great affordable hosting option, and highlight the ways in which organizations can save money.
So, what are your thoughts on affordable hosting? What are the best options in your opinion? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!