This page discusses the website hosting services that we provide and also seeks to clear up some common misunderstandings about website hosting.
Website Hosting – What is it?
Websites are made up of various files and content, such as text and images. These are stored on computers. When people look websites up in Google, these computers enable the website to be displayed.
Website hosting is really just another name for the service, or action, of storing and serving up websites on the internet.
I Have a Website, Do I Need Website Hosting?
All websites need hosting, but whether you need to worry about it or not depends on the kind of website you’re running. Broadly speaking, there are 2 kinds of websites: hosted and self-hosted. Here’s how this works:
With self-hosted websites (e.g. WordPress.org) you need to get a website hosting service to run your website.
With hosted websites, (e.g. WordPress.com) the website hosting is included, or packaged, with the website.
What’s Better – Hosted or Self-Hosted?
There are benefits to both solutions, and the best one will be the one that meets your business requirements. Solutions have benefits across criteria including cost, functionality, portability, flexibility, security and ease of use.
Selecting the appropriate website platform and configuration is the key to a successful website implementation.
What Do We Do?
- We help our clients understand the role of their website for their business, and choose an appropriate solution for their objectives.
- We customise hosting packages to suit bandwidth and storage requirements.
- We configure hosted and self-hosted websites for optimal performance.
What is included in website hosting?
Inclusions depend on providers and packages. We help our clients out by mapping their requirements and then selecting a service that is suitable for their needs. Examples of important considerations include:
- Size of website