How To Choose the Best Web Hosting Service for You
To choose the best web hosting service, consider the most important aspects of your website needs. For example, content-heavy sites, such as a portfolio site or an online learning site with a lot of video tutorials, will need a large amount of storage. Whereas, a small e-commerce site might not require as much storage, but will need an SSL certificate in order to accept payments online and additional security features to help protect sensitive data.
One key feature that web hosting beginners tend to overlook is technical support. While you may not have issues with your host or the service it provides, web hosting tech support is vital for beginners because its top-notch support can assist with general website and WordPress issues.
How Does Web Hosting Work?
Think of web hosting as the process of finding your website a home. The contents of your website—the domain name, HTML code, images, text, etc.—all need a place to live. Web hosting provides a place for this content to live on a server.
In short, a server is a computer that connects users to your website. In other words, the server is like a large condo building or office building and web hosting is the process of renting office space or buying a condo in that building.
Web Hosting vs. Domain Hosting
Before you can find a home for your website via web hosting, you first need a domain name. While related, web hosting and domain hosting are very different services. Web hosting is the process of connecting your website to a server, whereas domain hosting is the process of securing a domain name or web address for your website.
Following our earlier analogy, if web hosting is akin to renting space in a building then domain hosting is like putting a nameplate outside your door with your name and address. The domain is what people use to navigate to your address on the Internet.
Types of Web Hosting
There are several different types of web hosting available. While there may be a tendency to favor the cheapest option, depending on your needs, this can lead to problems down the road. For this reason, it’s important to look not just at cost, but customer service, security, speed and customization options as well.
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