WHAT IS WEB HOSTING
Web hosting (in layman’s terms) is the service of providing storage space for a website or application on a server on the internet. Once your website is made available on the internet, it can be accessed by other computers connected to the internet.
When you sign up for a web hosting service, you basically rent some space on a physical server where you can store all the files and data necessary for your website to work properly.
If you are planning to create a website then web hosting is the most important factor. Having a reliable and high performing web hosting is a very essential part of any successful websites.
Why is Web hosting important.
Hosting provides web space (Bandwidth, Disk Space and Up-time) to your website and keeps all the web pages of the hosted site on its server. The main purpose of web hosting is to give easy access to your website over the web.
Here are the benefits of using web hosting:
- High Reliability and Up-time
Website up-time is the time that a website or web service is available to the users over a given period. Represented as a ratio of the time available divided by the total time, providers calculate the ratio in monthly or yearly increments. Although 100% up-time is the goal, the industry considers 99.999% up-time as high availability. Reliability and server up-time refers to how often your website will be available online.
- Bandwidth and Storage
Web hosting bandwidth is the measurement of data being transmitted through your web server at a given period of time. Depending on the hosting plan there is bandwidth limitation; bandwidth limitation is a set limit that determines amount of data one can download/upload from the web server at any one time.
The other consideration is storage. The limits for storage vary widely across hosting companies and platforms. However, unless you’re storing videos, collecting and storing user data, or a ton of media content, you can probably get away with using minimum levels of storage.
- Domain-Associated Email Address
If you want to look professional, then you’re going to need a branded email address that uses your domain name. For example, if your domain is “newdomain.com”, then you’ll want an email address that says “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
If you’re reaching out to customers and clients via email, the last thing you want is to use your regular Gmail address.
This allows you to look professional when reaching out to people via your website.
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