Web Hosting refers to services that provide space for users to store their website content. Or Website information such as images, video, or any other content accessible through the Web that needs to be stored on a computer server located in a secure and climate controlled environment that is permanently connected to the internet through high speed data lines. This server space is referred to as Web Hosting.
Without somewhere to host a website, there is no website. Web hosting allows users to store their website contents in a safe managed space.
Web hosting is often provided as part of a general Internet access plan; there are many free and paid providers offering these types of web hosting. I use godaddy and have found them good for what my needs are.
A customer needs to evaluate the requirements of the application to choose what kind of hosting to use. Such considerations include database server software, scripting software, and Operating system.
Most hosting providers provide Linux-based web hosting which offers a wide range of different software. The web hosting client may want to have other services, such as email for their business domain, databases or multimedia services. A customer may also choose Windows as the hosting platform. There are a lot of Web hosting packages often include a
Web Content Management System, so the end-user does not have to worry about the more technical aspects.
Domain Name Registrations.
Before you can setup a presence on the internet, you need an easy way for people to find you.
This is done by registering and using your own domain name. Be careful – There are certain things to look out for when registering a domain name! even though it is relatively cheap, a domain name can become very valuable once your business grows, so put the correct emphasis on it now!
Once you’ve registered your domain and your site is up and running. It is something you generally forget about when it is working…even though it may be registered incorrectly.
Far too often businesses use a generic email address from one of the free providers out there. This is fine for personal email, but for a business it’s not good enough!
And the funny thing is, the proper email address wouldn’t cost a cent more than is already being paid. Because the domain name is already registered and their website is also already active using their Website Hosting package, so why not take advantage of this.