Westhost is about the worst hosting company in existence! Well at least as far as their cheap shared hosting plans.
Shared hosting is always going to have it's limitations. To what degree can be a real hit or miss. I just want to share what I found with one company in particular, Westhost, as an example of how bad it can be. Westhost is about the worst hosting company in existence! Well at least as far as their cheap shared hosting plans. OK, well that may not be completely fair, because I obviously haven't tried all hosting companies, or even a significant percentage. And I should qualify the statement to be more precise. In my professional opinion, I suggest you do not purchase a shared hosting plan from Westhost. (continued below)
The performance of these "cheap" plans is absolutely horrible! I got fed up with their excuses, always ending in the suggestion I upgrade. It's not that I don't see the value of or am unwilling to pay for a robust hosting plan. It's just that with their shared hosting plan, it's only after they have your money and you've used it beyond the trial period that you find out they set the limits so low. It's so bad that I won't even link to their site... they don;t deserve the backlink!
Cheap Hosting Plans In General
To be fair, all cheap hosting plans have significant limitations. Remember the old saying "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"? Well it true with all shared hosting plans and the usual features on the sales page. They all offer stuff like "Unlimited Disk Space", Unlimited Domains", "Unlimited Bandwidth", etc. Well it's NOT!
Remember the old saying "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"
"Unlimited" is a lie
I beieleve they get away with this by leaving out one very important metric. They may call it different thing, but it doesn't matter what it's called. You only find out about it when you hit it. It's a "Resources
(just like a mislead you and hope that anyone reading this will be forwarned.