A Comprehensive Mini Guide To Web Hosting

What is​ web hosting: in​ the​ simplest words, web hosting is​ putting up your website or​ domain on the​ World Wide Web (www) Network. ‘Putting up’ is​ termed as​ hosting. Web hosting is​ done in​ order to​ give access to​ the​ world to​ your site (your page or​ the​ contents). Web hosting is​ done with the​ help of​ a​ server, which is​ connected to​ the​ internet.

In order to​ have your page/site connected to​ the​ web, you will have first to​ name it. the​ page/site name is​ called domain name. There are free domains where you need not pay for​ hosting, but here you have very restricted services. Hence, it​ is​ good if​ you have a​ low cost domain hosting if​ you have a​ low budget, but paid is​ preferable to​ the​ free services. Domain names usually end with .com. However, there are other suffixes like .org, .edu, .info, .in, .net and​ so on, which are as​ popular. Some suffixes indicate the​ business they are in​ like .edu will definitely be educational; .au is​ from Australia, .ro from Romania, and​ so on. When you choose a​ domain name, you must keep in​ mind that it​ will represent you on the​ web. So, choose a​ simple and​ concise name, preferably one that reflects or​ is​ your brand name. Simplicity is​ as​ important as​ accuracy as​ people will need to​ remember it​ to​ get back to​ you. it​ should not be too difficult to​ remember.

Once you decide on the​ domain name, you will have to​ turn your attention to​ the​ other factors required for​ a​ good web hosting decision, i.e. capacity of​ storage for​ your domain, traffic transfer capacity, customer support services, and​ reliability of​ the​ servers.

For storage capacity, you will need a​ minimum of​ 500 MB, which will be up gradable by your web host when you feel you need it. This usually involves a​ hike in​ the​ web-hosting price as​ well. With regard to​ traffic transfer or​ bandwidth, most web hosts offer about 100 GB traffic transfer per month which is​ okay for​ a​ small to​ medium website. Please take care that this is​ included as​ without the​ traffic to​ your website, your site will be dead. Some web hosts who charge very less for​ hosting will have additional prices for​ traffic transfer. Be sure you know about it​ and​ agree to​ it. Once you are with a​ web host, changing is​ cumbersome.

The most critical factor is​ service support. in​ order to​ have a​ good traffic and​ build good rapport your website should be always functional. in​ case there are some problem in​ accessing, opening of​ pages, or​ downloading, the​ web host should be able to​ settle the​ problem as​ fast as​ possible as​ time will cost you money and​ business rapport. Ideally, they should provide you with round the​ clock, seven-days-a-week service for​ paid services.

Last but not the​ least; their server’s reliability is​ synonymous with the​ reliability of​ your site in​ the​ eyes of​ your customers. if​ your site throws up ‘server not available’ all the​ time, your customers will shift their business elsewhere. Hence, you have to​ ensure that your web hosting is​ done by reliable and​ up-to-date servers, which can and​ will provide round the​ clock service with adequate back up in​ case of​ any interruption. They have to​ assure you to​ deliver 99.5% uptime, and​ their backup plans.

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