Help and tips on web hosting
Web hosting is a server for serving and maintaining files for one or more web sites.
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that will help an individual, business, school, government organization and more place their website on the World Wide Web.
companies provide space on a server for use by their clients as well as the internet accessibility required to get on the web.
Even more important than the computer space is a safe environment for the files and a fast connection to the Internet.
There are many different types of web hosts, control panels, operating systems, and options.
In addition there are included services such as website builders, search engine marketing, database deployment, and online stores.
So how do you know what to use and who to get it from?
Since they are so many options this can be confusing.
The first thing you need to decide is if you want a Windows web host or a linux web host.
Much of the time it does not matter however if you have specific software to use such as a shopping cart or database application this will be important.
It is best to find out from your software provider the requirements of the program.
Then you will need to decide on if you need a domain name and the amount of space and bandwidth needed.
Many web hosting companies actually give away domain names to new customers so this may help sway your business.
In addition many web hosts also give a huge amount of space and bandwidth in their hosting plans hoping you will not actually need it.
So now that you have decided on the operating system and how much you need now let us look at the options.
A very popular option is the use of a free website builder. This can be important if you have no or little experience with html programming. If you have some experience and use a database you will then need to decide how many databases you require. Some hosts will give you unlimited databases and some charge per database. There are also many other freebies available such as automatic script (software) installation, shopping carts, templates, search engine optimization assistance, unlimited domain hosting and much more. Spam prevention is also an important feature you should expect from your host.
Now that you have found the options you are looking for it is time to look for a host.
Wow! There are so many. A simple search for the term web host will produce thousands of results. So who do you choose?
A web host should always be available in case you need assistance. At the least they should have a help desk and faq area in case you have questions. If possible a phone number is also helpful. They should also provide a fast server so your website is instantly visible and not slow to view. In addition they should provide no or very little downtime. This is when your website is not visible at all. Finally your files should be in a secure environment. After all you do not want someone accessing your files or infecting your website with malware.
To conclude they are many web hosting options and hosts. It is important to do your homework to find the best one for your website.