So what is website hosting? This is to make a point I promise. When you go to a party there’s always a host. The host is usually the one who sets the location so everyone can come and enjoy the party. When you’re thinking of website hosting think of your site’s host like the host of the party. Your web host, just like the party host, offers you a place to put your website so it can be enjoyed by everyone on the internet. If you haven’t guessed, in this video I’m going to tell you all about the basics of website hosting services, go over a few different types of web hosting, and explain why choosing the right provider matters for your business. Keep watching to learn more. (Pleasant Music) Thanks for tuning in to this video. If you aren’t subscribed to our YouTube channel already, make sure you hit that big red subscribe button so you don’t miss out on any content. What is website
What is web hosting?
hosting? As I said before website hosting allows your site to be on the Internet. You can have the best-looking website out there, but without a host, all you have is a bunch of files with nowhere to go. When you pay a hosting provider to host your site, you’re paying for a space on that server. The amount of space and the cost can vary on what you choose. There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of hosting providers out there. What you choose really depends on what your business needs. If you’re a larger eCommerce site selling football jerseys internationally, you’re gonna need much more space and control of your website than a smaller site that makes custom sports attire for local teams. So choosing the right type of hosting for your business is really important to your web presence.
Different types of web hosting
What are the different types of web hosting? I’m gonna talk about four different types of web hosting here.
1. Website Builder
The first option is a website builder. Now you’ve probably heard of these. Website builders like Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress are popular options among small businesses and bloggers. With a website builder, though, you can also directly edit your site without any specific code so it’s a great tool for beginners.
2. Shared Hosting
The second type of website hosting is shared hosting. Shared hosting means you share a server with other websites. So if you don’t get a ton of web traffic this option might work for you. The downside though is if one website crashes the server you are stuck dealing with that even if you didn’t break it. If other websites on the same server get a lot of traffic or even if your site gets a lot of traffic, it can also slow down your site. There are other options if you don’t think this is what your business needs.
3. Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Option 3… a virtual private server. Just like a shared host you share a virtual private server or VPS with other websites. However, the server is separated into different virtual servers for each site. So although you share the same physical location with other sites, each site has its own little compartment. Think of it as a dresser for your clothing, right? You have a dresser that contains different drawers, and inside each drawer are your shirts, your socks your pants, whatever else you have in there. Each type of clothing a.k.a each website is separated into different compartments, but everything is contained in the same storage unit. A VPS allocates a set amount of space for each site, so if one site on the server is getting a lot of traffic, it’s not going to negatively impact how your site runs. Kind of like if you have a lot of shirts and your shirt drawer gets stuck, you can still access your socks thankfully.
4. Dedicated Server
Option four… the most expensive option… a dedicated server. A dedicated server is all yours. You’re not sharing any space with any other sites. The server is entirely dedicated to you, plus you have total access to the server. If your server gets over a hundred thousand visitors a month you might want to look into a dedicated server, but if you run a small business on a budget and your website gets less than a hundred thousand visitors in a month, it probably isn’t the right server type for you. Choosing the right type of web hosting for your business can be a tough choice but it can also help to look into the services that each web host offers.
Why is choosing the right web hosting provider so important?
Why is choosing the right web hosting provider so important? Making the wrong choice for your business’s website can harm your business in the long run. Going with the cheapest option may work for your wallet right now, but it can lead to a slower site, and ultimately, fewer visitors. And there are high expectations when it comes to site speed. In fact, a lot of people will leave your site if it takes over three seconds to load. This ties back to your site’s search engine optimization. If you see that people are bouncing from your site, it’s a signal that you’re giving them a bad user experience or you don’t have what they’re looking for. Even if you have all the answers on your website, it won’t matter if it doesn’t load. This will definitely hurt your position in search engine rankings. The further from the top of the search results you are, the less traffic you’re gonna get, so do your research, and know your business needs before paying for web hosting services.
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