If you are using shared web hosting and only have one shared hosting account. You should consider getting at least one more shared hosting account with a different web hosting provider. Shared web hosting typically costs less than $20 dollars per month. If you do not want to your website to go offline for any unexpected reasons. You should get a second shared web hosting account with a different web hosting provider as a redundant backup.
If your main shared web hosting account has an outage or is suspended for any reason. Your second shared web hosting account can be your lifesaver. You just need to setup a DNS system that will make the seamless switch from the main shared web hosting account to the second shared web hosting and you are in business.
Without a second shared web hosting account on standby and ready to be used by you. If your main shared web hosting account suffered an outage or is suspended for any reason. You have to do research and buy during the outage and hope that whatever web hosting provider you choose won’t ask you to send copies of your credit card and ID’s, which can delay the account setup process. If you already had a backup web hosting account in place and ready to be used then you would be able to switch web hosts instantly.
If you value your uptime and having your website online then you should have a backup web hosting account in place. Without a second shared web hosting account in place you are at your main web host’s mercy if they decide to experience an outage, suspend your account, or schedule unexpected maintenance on your account. For only a few extra dollars a month, you can have in place and ready to go your backup hosting account to prevent your website from ever going offline.