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Beginners guide for web hosting

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by JohnDale, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. JohnDale

    JohnDale New Member Webmaster


    Web hosting is an often overlooked, critical part of what makes the Internet function. Web hosting is the service that lets both individual people and businesses create their own spot on the internet, called a website. Companies that provide web hosting services have servers on which the data that makes up the website is hosted. Website owners, called webmasters, give their data files to the web host for storage and publication to the internet. This is what allows people anywhere to use the internet to access that person or company’s website.

    Another great benefit that comes with your web hosting package is bandwidth. Bandwidth is a measure of the amount of data traffic that can occur between your website and the rest of the internet. If you have a sufficient amount of bandwidth for your website, your site will be easier for visitor to view the site. If you do not have adequate bandwidth, items such as pictures, audio and video will not be able to load onto the page quickly, and can be very frustrating for those attempting to use the website. Providing your website with enough bandwidth is a critical function of your web hosting service provider. Most providers have different web posting packages with differing amounts of bandwidth included to meet the varied needs of different types of websites.

    As you can see, web hosting services provide you with a whole range of options for this essential piece of your website puzzle. No matter what you need, there is a package for you.
  2. neilrbowen

    neilrbowen Member Webmaster

    While hosting is important, you can find most uk hosts at our sister forum Hosting forum for all things web, server, vps and colocation

    However, too many people also overlook efficiency in their site design. Some major aspects are as simple as compression, and the server headers such as telling the browser what it should cache and for how long as just two very simple ways to speed up your website.
  3. I4Visual

    I4Visual New Member Webmaster

    There's some good advice there for the newbies to it, nice one Kant.
    Neil has a very good point, a great website design coupled with great SEO, relevant and informative content really creates a site, not simply having it hosted.

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