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What is Web Hosting?
In order to put your website on the internet, it needs to be put on a web server. Websites are, in a sense, like pieces of virtual real estate. In order to set one up, you need a place, an address and a platform on which to build the site. Web hosting providers are like the real estate agents of the online environment.
Typically, web space is rented, either on a yearly, quarterly or monthly basis. The servers used are powerful computers that run on specialized high-speed connections. A web server can be very costly to own and requires maintenance and certain knowledge and skills to keep running smoothly 24/7. The web host provides the equipment and maintenance for keeping your site going. They also have a high degree of firewall protection in place. Subscriber packages include website storage on the host server, email services, domain registration and auto-responders. This is the reason why choosing to have your website hosted by another company is the smart way to get your website on the internet.
Web hosting companies charge a monthly fee in exchange for providing the equipment and maintenance required for your website.
Once your site is hosted, it will allow visitors to access the server in order to see your website. The server itself can be housed in any location. It does not have to be close to where your home or business is located.
The Free Hosting Option
Free web hosting is another option offered online. This option will work to host sites and is fine for personal use but BMDS does not consider this a viable option for most clients if you want to set up a business.
Limited bandwidth allotments, generic domain names and limited site access make it difficult when trying to customize a business presence on the web and may result in your website not being available to visitors for a variety of reasons such as limited site access and bandwith.
Blue Moose Design Services can help you organize a web host if you are uncertain or uncomfortable. We do outsource to good reliable hosting companies both based out of Washington State called Secure Web and Echohost. Host providers we have worked with for almost a decade.
Just ask us or we will let you know along with our quote.
However we still recommend you take the time to understand how a web host works.
You can either seek out the cheapest web host and take your chances with questionable service, or find a host with a proven reputation of quality and strong customer service. Only one of those choices will guarantee that your website will be properly cared for and your site visitors will have access to view your website without limitations.
HOW WEB HOSTING WORKS
You are basically paying for:
A webmaster to manage and maintain your files, pages, and website structure.
A Web Host Provider to provide the equipment and maintenance for keeping your site going 24/7.
If your website is not able to be seen because of technical reasons, the web host may be the cause. As you can see it would be quite beneficial to choose a quality hosting company with a strong track record of excellent service.
Web Hosting Prices
Web hosting is a service which allocates space for customers to showcase their websites on computer servers that are connected to the Internet 24/7.
Hosting ...........................$11.00 per month (6 month or 1 year increments)
with Stats ....................... $16.50 per month (6 month or 1 year increments)
with Stats & Anti Spam ... $20.90 per month (6 month or 1 year increments)
ABOUT OUR HOSTING SERVICE
The web hosting machines are built exclusively using Intel’s excellent solid-state drives which besides being very green are also expected to far outlast standard drives used by 99% of hosting companies.
The system is monitored 24/7 for any unusual activity and stand ready to replace any server that is not working 100%. They are an employee owned and operated company so have provided us with fast, friendly, and capable support, a characteristic we also pride ourselves in providing.