1 December 2020

What is Website Hosting?

A lot of people don’t fully understand what web hosting is and what it entails. So I thought I’d write up a quick post to hopefully help them understand better.

So to start off every website needs web hosting otherwise it would not exist on the internet. Your website has its own hosting and its own special place on the internet. If you don’t have web hosting your website will not exist.

Your Website’s Plot of Land

You could think of hosting as an empty plot of land. Your domain name is the address, your web hosting is the plot of land and your website is the building. You will need to pay rent/mortgage for your plot of land which is why you are asked to pay a monthly or yearly payment for your web hosting.

It’s not just big studios/companies that offer web hosting and domain names. Smaller companies and freelancers can also offer services through a reseller account. This allows us small guys and gals the option to supply more services to our clients and to have more control over the website.

Prices for web hosting will be different from business to business this depends on the businesses reputation, the hardware they use and the services they provide with the price. I personally offer website hosting, domain name registration and email setup with all my website packages.

If your web designer/developer doesn’t offer web hosting then it is always good to shop around and look at different web hosting companies. However, a good website designer will let you know the best options for your website.

What Website Hosting is best for me?

My website host of choice is UK based Krystal.uk. They offer very reasonable prices and great support. I have been using them for a few years now and have never had an issue. The one thing I look out for when moving to a new host is the support team. Without a good support team behind you, you will soon get frustrated with the easy tasks. Now, your website designer/developer will usually be the contact between you and your host. This is so you don’t have to worry about that side of things.

I hope this post has helped. I’m always happy to answer any questions should you need further information. Just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.