What is Web Hosting?
There are two vital things that your site cannot exist without – a domain and web hosting. The domain is simply a name, it’s meant to help people find your site easier and perhaps give them an idea of what the site is all about. The web hosting however is what provides you with the chance to truly build your site and show it off to the world. Essentially, every website is a group of files working together to give you the whole page you see when you open it, so you need a place to store these files.
Web hosting is a service – hosting company that provides you with the space to store your site’s files so that people can see them when they access your domain. These files are stored on servers that are constantly connected to the Internet and can provide your site’s content to the public whenever someone looks for it.
There are various different types of hosting – shared hosting, WordPress premium, cloud virtual server, and dedicated servers. While self-hosting is an option for some, it is very costly as it requires procuring a good enough server and an excellent and fast 24/7 Internet connection. The most affordable options are regular shared hosting.
Having a dedicated server means that you get the whole machine as well of all of its resources for yourself. With our dedicated solutions, we can customize the environment for you, so that it provides you with everything you need for your site or sites, including optimizing the speed and adding any software required.
The cloud virtual servers are similar to the dedicated servers, however rather than having a whole machine for yourself, you would have a virtual part of it. Virtual servers, unlike shared hosting, have dedicated resources, smaller than the actual server, which makes them a more affordable solution.
If you are familiar with cPanel and would rather have your shared hosting set up with one, we can arrange this for you.
The type of hosting you select is entirely dependent on your needs and preferences. If you need any help figuring it out, please contact us and we will be more than happy to provide you with further advice and assistance.