Still Paying For Hosting? Are You Mad?
Small business, I hate to break it to you, but you are foolish to pay for hosting. Now if you have a huge online store, and we mean quite large, you will have to pay hosting in one form or another even if it is hidden in data charges. However, 90% of small business sites are brochure or informative in nature with images, videos, information, product cards, and have a simple checkout or shopping cart. They should not be paying monthly hosting. If your site falls into this category you have many options for free hosting. We will stick with one we know well. Where we host our site for free - payment processing, massive assets, and our data included. Netlify.
For a an astronomical price of $0 you can host your site. This includes 100GB of bandwidth per month, global CDN distribution, and instant caching. Yep. We run our functional money maker of a site for free - forever. We have never been charged a cent. We never will.
See, hosting is a bandwidth usage charge. We solved that. Have a super optimized and compressed site built instead of a Wordpress - Wix behemoth. Our site is so optimized and code-split that we have never used more than 25% of our bandwidth. We have massive videos and video sliders set to autoplay. We have payment processing. We rebuild on Netlify's servers daily. Netlify charges nothing. 90% of the time or clients pay nothing but our development charge.
This business model doesn't just pertain to hosting. The exact model is available for content-management (Contentful), database and asset storing(Cloudinary), and shopping carts(Snipcart). Take advantage of these services and save thousands.