Website Hosting FAQ


What Is Website Hosting?

Web hosting is when a hosting company designates space to store files on a server that makes those files available for viewing on a website. Every website is housed on a server. HTML, CSS, and image files must be located on a server to be seen online.

How To Choose A Hosting Company

According to an article on C-Net “Great hosting boils down to the 3 S’s: speed, support and security,” said Adam Berry, digital director at Wingard Creative. Nasdaq’s Simon Ball, head of digital media services at Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, said scalability is also critical. “You need the ability to rapidly scale your website as your target audience grows and the resiliency to handle sudden bursts of high traffic,” said Ball.”

So in actuality it is the 4 S’s: speed, scalability, support, and security.

How Much Does Hosting Cost?

Depending on the size of the website and the number of monthly visitors, web hosting can cost a little as $3 a month to well over $100. For small to mid-size companies shared web hosting is the least expensive and usually makes the most sense.

What are the hosting options?

This question requires an understanding of what you need your website to do. Is it a simple brochure site or an online business with thousands of visitors? According to the “ there are Eight Popular Types of Web Hosting Services. The service plans vary on your website’s requirements.” The eight types outlined in the preceding article are:

  1. Shared Web Hosting
  2. Reseller Web Hosting
  3. Cloud-based Web Hosting
  4. Virtual Private Server (VPS)
  5. Dedicated Web Server
  6. Colocation Web Hosting
  7. Self-Service Web Hosting
  8. Managed WordPress Hosting
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