What Is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website, or websites, to be available to be seen by the world on the internet.
Whenever you access any website in the world you are actually connecting to a server (a powerful computer that stores all of the text, images, videos, and everything in between that relates to your website). This server then sends the information back to the user, displaying the website in a functional, readable format. This communication occurs every time you navigate to a different page, post a comment on a blog or add an item to your basket.
Why Do I Need It?
Well, quite simply, nobody in the world would be available to view your website if it wasn’t hosted somewhere. Besides the purchasing of your online domain name, hosting is the single mandatory service that you must pay for in order to keep your website online.
But How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?
Don’t worry, not a lot…
The cost of hosting your website will vary depending on the amount of traffic you are likely to receive. As a small business we can provide you with our dedicated hosting service which will easily meet your requirements for £9.99 per month. If you are expecting more traffic, or you are an existing company with a larger customer base then we can work with you to provide a bespoke hosting agreement to suit your requirements.
What Should I Be Looking For In A Host?
Choosing the correct host for your business is important. Have you ever noticed that a website you visit regularly always takes an age to load? This could be because the website is using a poor hosting service.
Despite this, when presented with terms such as bandwidth, servers, databases, guaranteed uptime, automatic backups; I can imagine all of this may be a little confusing if you are not familiar with the terms. The image below gives a brief description of what these terms mean, with a more in depth analysis available here.
Our UK based hosting service offers unlimited bandwidth on a shared hosting server as standard. This includes unlimited databases, a 99.99% guaranteed uptime, unlimited company mailboxes and daily backups of all your content. And all of this will cost you less than £10 per month!