Website Design and Optimization for the Local Business: (4/25)

20August 2020

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that actually gives your website room on the Internet. Without it, you would simply have a bunch of files sitting on your computer that no one would ever see. Instead, a web host will provide a web server that will hold all of those files and connect them to the Internet. All websites need a web host so they have their own space on the Internet, and there are many options for web hosting.

Business owners of larger companies often choose to be their own web host with their servers sitting in a back room or a tech room. If you are not technically inclined however, this isn’t a good option. Web hosting can become very complex as the servers often need maintenance and updating that requires specific knowledge.

With free website builders such as WordPress and Joomla, they’ll provide the web hosting space along with the domain name and webpage templates. But this too, is often not a great option for businesses that want to have a credible website. A web designer can provide advice on the best web hosts out there, or you can do a simple search online and research the ones that might be best for your company. Using these services, web hosting can cost anywhere from $5 a month to $500 a month, depending on the type of server you choose, whether you want managed or unmanaged hosting, along with a number of other factors.

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