S3B Web Design & Solutions

What is Hosting?

As a house needs good foundations, a website needs a good reliable server if you want your business to succeed. Hosting is the storage of your website on a server.

A good server will provide you with : 

  • Increase website load time
  • Less likely to have website down time
  • Better security (https)
  • Frequent website backups if anything were to go wrong
  • Search engine rankings & SEO

In order to publish a website online, you need a Web host. The Web host stores all the pages of your website and makes them available to computers connected to the Internet.

A Web host can have anywhere from one to several thousand computers that run Web hosting software, such as Apache, OS X Server, or Windows Server. Most websites you see on the Web are accessed from a “shared host,” which is a single computer that can host several hundred Web sites. Larger websites often use a “dedicated host,” which is a single machine that hosts only one website. Sites with extremely high amounts of traffic, such as apple.com or microsoft.com, use several computers to host one site.

If you want to publish your own website, you’ll need to sign up for a “Web hosting service.” As your webdesigner, I can provide you with a hosting package that will suit your particular needs.