What is Web Hosting?

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Suppose you want to set up a website. One of the first things you need to do is register a domain name. You want to make sure your website is easily found online. Once you register your domain name it is time to design your website. Unless you know how to design sites yourself, you most likely want to find a professional web designer who can create a site design that precisely meets your needs.

Once the design is finished, you will have a beautiful website, a matching domain name and a set of email addresses. All that is left to do is to put the site online so that Internet users can visit it.

Your site on the web

Websites are only accessible via the Internet if they are stored somewhere. This works similarly to a file on your own PC. When you write something on Microsoft Word, you must save it in order to read it again later on. Website work in the same way, except for that a website is not usually stored on your own PC, but rather on the computer (or server) of a specialized company that offers web space. Such companies are known as web hosts or hosting providers.

Choosing your web host

There are many different hosting providers out there and it can be very difficult to choose which on is best for you. There are a lot of deals and offers out there and you want to make sure that you pick a host that meets your present and potential future needs. That is why our team of experts has done the research in order to provide you with the most important information, so that you can make an informed decision.