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Why should I pay for web hosting? – Here are the Reasons

Uptime (Reliability)

Reliability is extremely important for both free and paid services, but you should only expect any real reliability with a paid hosting plan. It’s likely that you’ll want your website to operate 24/7, and you’ll only get that from a web host with reliable servers and stable network connections. Before you decide on a host, check out its uptime history. You can read reviews and check their advertised uptime guarantees.

A site that is hard to reach or frequently down loses visitors, customers, and can hit revenue hard. If someone finds your site and tries to access it only to find that it’s unavailable, they won’t hesitate to go to a competitor site. Slow access is also very frustrating for dedicated visitors (and for you also, when you upload new content).

Traffic/Bandwidth

Read and understand any limitations placed on the bandwidth you use and select an appropriate plan. If your site is going to incorporate video, audio, or other elements that require a higher level of bandwidth, you want a plan that matches your needs.

Control Panel

The purpose of a control panel is to allow you to manage various aspects of your website’s hosting account yourself. You should expect a control panel from a commercial host so you can perform everyday maintenance tasks without having to wait for technical support to make simple changes. A ‘cPanel’ provides a simple dashboard to manage email addresses, account passwords, and basic server configurations. It can be time-consuming to go through a technical support operator or be obliged to pay an additional fee each time you want to perform simple admin tasks.

Multiple Domains Hosting

It’s common to own more than one domain, they’re cheap these days, and it’s hard to resist owning a few. In this case, you need to accommodate extra domains with extra hosting space. To simplify the hosting process, it’s possible to host more than one domain from a single account. Each separate website hosted on the same account is called an add-on domain. Most shared hosting providers allow addon domains. It’s advisable to check in advance how they charge for it.

Cost

With web hosting as with everything, you often get what you pay for. If you have a basic website not expecting a large amount of traffic, expect to pay between $10 to $150 per year for shared hosting. Higher capacity hosting plans can start at $150 and go up from there.

Most commercial hosts offer the flexibility to choose how you want to pay with monthly and annual payment plans; the latter gives you a cheaper rate. Once you’re reassured they offer a reliable service, you can switch to the cheaper annual payments, or switch hosts quickly if they don’t meet your expectations.

Finally, let’s discuss renewals. If you’re satisfied with the price of a package, check the price for renewals. It’s a norm in the industry to offer low signup prices but charge much higher amounts on renewals. Unless you are ok with switching between hosts every few years, renewal prices are unavoidable.

Email

If you want to host email accounts alongside your website, check that your host allows you to set up the email addresses you want on your domain – before signup. It looks a bit shabby to have a random email address not associated with your domain: How much more professional does info@yourdomain.com sound over info.yourdomain@gmail.com?

In the case that emails are provided, it’s not a big deal. There are other ways to get your hands on an email account at your own domain name.

Technical support

Things can go wrong at the most inconvenient of times so best to check your host has 24/7/ 365 professional support. You’ll want someone there to throw you a lifeline when you press the S.O.S button and to know the person picking on the other end is technically equipped with the knowledge to help you, there and then. To get a feel for this, read online reviews with accounts of real customer experiences.

There will be times when you have a non-urgent query. You might want to solve it in your own time while getting a better handle on your server settings. Does the host have a knowledge base or FAQs to browse to help advance your understanding? Whether you prefer to chat over the phone or rather have comprehensive documentation at hand to solve problems yourself – check they are available.

Why Dogecoin is going up – Is it good to invest in 2021?

What is Dogecoin?

Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency that was originally formed in 2013. Doge was built to be a friendly introduction to the concept of cryptocurrency for the general public and had a fun and friendly brand image behind it. The face of DOGE was the dog Shiba Inu, who became popular as the DOGE meme. It became a meme cryptocurrency. Nobody in the early years believed DOGE would become as valuable as it is today.

However, Dogecoin has grown in popularity because of the community surrounding it. Dogecoin has an almost cult-like status in the crypto world. DOGE helped to spread awareness about the value and importance of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency among millions of people worldwide. Today, Dogecoin has become one of the most popular cryptocurrencies. Over the past couple of days on May 3 and May 4, the price of Doge has gone up from $0.37 to 0.44 dollars, which is an 18 percent increase in the price in just 2 days. 

Should you invest in Dogecoin?

Dogecoin that started as fun or experimental coin has gained a lot of ground in the last few months. Initially, it was made as a joke by Billy Markus and Jack Palmer and never really expected it to take off the way it has. The currency has gauged attention, ever since Elon Musk has been tweeting about it. Many personalities have also hinted about their vision and Dogecoin is hence making a lot of news.

Is it good for individuals to invest in Dogecoin?

To understand this, one needs to first consider certain points, including- legitimacy, history of the project, market valuation, etc. According to Kumar Gaurav, founder, and CEO- Cashaa, Dogecoin has been in the market for over 7 years now, hence, in terms of its legitimacy, there aren’t any questions. Secondly, it is said to have a defined purpose of creating a payment system that is free from traditional banking fees. So, if an investor puts money in the coin, he or she is participating in a constructive project, which forms for a good investment he states.

However, Gaurav added that this is only his personal opinion and shouldn’t be taken as any financial advice.

The real reason for the growth of Dogecoin, as per Gaurav, is its low value, which is also helpful to teach new investors about crypto and basic principles of demand and supply in the market. The industry is in its initial stages and the value of the coin will grow given the fact that a huge number of people are joining the market every day and they pick something at a low price, to begin with. Dogecoin is at a low price right now and also considerably popular. Hence, it is a good bet, but as an investor, one needs to know when to exit from it,” he affirms.

Ashish Singhal, CEO, and co-founder, CoinSwitch Kuber calls this a subjective decision. Investments in Dogecoin are like any other form of cryptocurrency and should be only be done up to an amount that one is fine with losing he suggests. Comparing it to bitcoin, Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO and co-founder of Unocoin tells that while the main reason for the invention of bitcoin is fast and free payments on the internet, the increase in the price of bitcoin and very high transaction fees that needs to be paid to get the transaction in the blockchain is one of the main reason for many to think that Dogecoin is a better alternative.

With its transaction confirmation times being less than few minutes, and every coin to be worth no more than a few rupees, Vishwanath believes it is positing itself to be the fast free transfer use-case savior while bitcoin is establishing itself as a digital gold which is meant to be like a reserve currency on the internet. The investment into this, he however warns, has appeared to be risker than investment into bitcoin based on its previous trends but the acceptance of the use case by the general public has the potential to make this coin as well a good investment.