As I’m sure you know, Shared Hosting is the most popular platform currently being offered on the web. You install WordPress through a control panel and you hope that’s all to it. If you’re lucky, once you have installed your WordPress blog, maybe 1 or 2 people will ever see it.
Okay, so Shared Hosting has one flaw, and that’s the general all-around function is to make the user experience less complicated. It’s a powerful server, which is amazing resource in the handles of experience webmaster. For this platform to be effective, it relies on people actually having an understanding on how to combine the multiple available tools to fully publish a website.
Low Traffic Means a Bad Investment
What does traffic have to do with shared or cloud hosting? Traffic is actually the most important factor about any type of hosting, but it’s rarely presented in this manner.
- A site that is built with the wrong content doesn’t rank well. This typically means sites that are nothing more than the original WordPress installation, sites that have all of their content embedded in Flash or videos, and sites that are full of spam and low quality content. There are also some content industries that will get you rejected, like illegal pharmaceuticals.
- A site that has a design making it virtually unusable. Something like white text on a neon yellow background is unacceptable as far as Google is concerned. If your design is hard to use, Google may well reject you.
To successfully choose the correct platform, you’re going to have to make a decision whether or not you intend for your site to be found or not.