What is web hosting?
Web Hosting is basically a space on a web server where you put all your website files like images, contents, code, etc. available for viewing online. Every website you’ve ever visited is hosted on a server.
In an overview, web hosting is the process of renting or buying space to put up a website on the World Wide Web.
How do I choose a web hosting service?
Choosing a hosting package needn’t be a chore though, just consider these points below during your research phase and you’ll find the choice of the plan becomes much clearer.
1. Figure out your website needs
What will you be doing with your website? The correct web host will support the platforms or building tools that you need to create the website of your choice and also provide your site with adequate storage, speed, and reliability.
For example, Do you want to process online payments or you want to use it for writing a blog or creating a visual gallery?
Some web hosts offer tools and software that specialize in particular types of websites or functionality.
One that works for someone need not be the right fit for you, so make sure that you find a web host that certainly meets your particular needs.
2. Consider your website-building and bundling options
Are you building your own website, or looking to use a DIY website builder like Wix or Squarespace? Consider whether or not you want your services bundled.
Web hosting and website builder combined: Many web-building services also offer hosting. This allows you to build your website and get hosting as part of the package.
Examples of website builders that also offer web hosting include Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify, and Blogger.
Web hosting separate from website builder: You can opt for a web host that doesn’t include web building if you’re building an entirely custom website or using a specific website builder that doesn’t include hosting, such as WordPress. (You can use the WordPress tool to publish your site to your own host, or use their own hosting service, Bluehost
3. Do some research
Once you know what you need for your website and what services you’ll need, it’s time to research your web host. While doing research compare some key factors to figure out what matters most to you.
Price of signup and renewal: In addition to the cost of signup, be sure to check for renewal rates and skim the fine print for any hidden fees or obligations.
Technical needs: Make sure that the web host and site builder that you choose meets all of your site requirements, and also check for things that you may want or need in the future, such as:
Management settings and ease of use: Think about who will be doing the bulk of the site management, such as updating site content — you or a web professional?
Support services: How important is it that someone is available 24/7? Are you comfortable with email, phone, and/or chat support?
Customization: Will you be able to create, customize and update the site as you’d like?
Ease of setup: How fast can you get your new site online?
Cancellation policy: Is there any red tape or fine print that looks iffy?
Once you’ve found a web host that meets your needs, you’ll be one step closer to creating your website. If you’re ready to get started, Contact Us and we will design the website of your dreams.