An Introduction To Web Hosting

If you are about to build your first website then one of the first things you'll need is a good web hosting company. 

It's no use putting your new site up on the World Wide Web, only to see your web hosting company fail to keep it there for you...

Web hosting has become a very competitive business these days with all sorts of claims of 'get your website up in 10 minutes' and 99.9999% uptime guarantees. But what's the best solution for you?

This complete guide to web hosting will give you the guidance you need to be able to get your new website online with a quality company and get value for money at the same time...

Just about anybody can create a presence on the Internet.

Building a web site can be as simple as using a word processor, but once you have the site you need a way to publish it on the World Wide Web.

This is where web-hosting companies come in.

A web host rents you disk space and provides all the services necessary for other people to see your web site on the Internet.

Barring technical problems, a web host operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that anybody in the world can access your web site at any time to read your information.

They can also buy your products, download a free report or contact you through a web form or via email.

There are literally thousands of web hosts to choose from so choosing an appropriate host can be a difficult task. The prices range from free to hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.

Hosting companies can offer a multitude of services that can be confusing to a newcomer.

This series of articles will help you to sort out all the information available and give you the confidence to make the proper decision about choosing a web host.

Web Hosting Articles

Before getting a web site on line you need to have a domain name. Part 1 of Registering Your Domain Name looks at the first steps you need to take to get your new website online

You have selected a domain name, registered it and signed up with a web host. What's next? Part 2 explains what to do now...

After you have opened an account with a web host and set the DNS you can start uploading your web pages. The most common way to do this is to use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software but there are also some other options. Part 3 looks at this and other things you need to know.

You've probably heard the term used if you've done any research about getting your new website online, so the question is, what is a web server? This short article explains it all.

One of the first things you'll need to decide when you start thinking about your website is whether you'll be using free or paid web hosting. This page looks at the pros and cons of each...

Every server on the internet is assigned a unique number – an IP address (Internet Protocol Address). This article explains what this means

Every web hosting account has a certain allotment of disk space. The disk space is used to hold all the files which make up your web site – HTML files, graphics, scripts, and multi-media content. Find out what you need to know.

Bandwidth is a term that has several different meanings depending on the context. When talking about bandwidth in terms of Web Hosting it refers to the amount of data that transfers into and out of your web hosting account. This article explains...

If you are considering creating several websites, then a multiple domain web hosting package is something that could be right for you.

Should you have managed or unmanaged dedicated web hosting? Not sure what I'm talking about? Read on for all the details...

What on earth is colocated hosting? You may have heard this term being bandied around if you've been looking at web hosting companies. So what does it mean? This article tells you everything you need to know.

What happens between your website hosts web server and your web browser when somebody requests a webpage from your site?

What are website monitoring services? This article looks at what's available, from basic to supercharged...

One of the fastest growing sectors of the Internet is ecommerce. People are becoming accustomed to buying things from Internet store fronts and every year the volume and value of sales increases substantially.

We hope this introduction to web hosting has helped you understand what a web hosting company does and what they can do for you. 

You should be able to get your site online and start building your own web business.

We wish you every success...

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