We get done building a fantastic website for a client, complete with Flash banner, custom graphics, and some high end programming with database management… now what? We put it live. But what exactly does that mean?
Well, when we put a website on the internet, we have to put it somewhere. The images and other files have to actually be stored somewhere. That is where web hosting comes in. It is the space on a large computer ( called a server) where all of your website files are stored. This server runs many different programs and applications to keep your website running smoothly.
If your website can be likened to your house, then web hosting is like the real estate you build your house on. It’s the empty land.
Web hosting is “rented” on a monthly or yearly basis and is required for any website to be available on the internet.
“Great, so it’s just space… so then any web hosting will do then, right?!”
Unfortunately it is not that easy. Shopping for web hosting can be very difficult as many factors have to be taken into consideration… such as:
- What is the price?
- Does the server have good up-time?
- What features does it have?
- What programs is it running?
- What programming languages does it support?
- How up to date are the programs on the server?
- What kind of statistical information is available?
- Does it support email? If so, is it an extra charge?
- How reliable is the email system?
- What kind of support do I get? Is the company local?
Our hosting services are priced competitively for the quality product we provide. All of our hosting accounts receive unlimited storage space, unlimited email accounts, up to date servers and programs, 99% up-time guaranteed (our server has never gone down), supports all the major programming languages, full analytical and statistical information, and so much more! We are also a local company that is right here for our clients.
We do our very best to make having a website as easy and painless as possible for our clients, which is why we provide web hosting services. This allows our clients to have all of their web needs with just one company. This keeps everything very simple and easy to manage.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. We are here to help!