You can think of web hosting as a secured place in cyberspace where your website lives and its precious data is stored. When designing and building a website, you’ll be creating content, uploading images, perhaps even wanting to feature a video or two. All of this data needs storage space that is readily available to your website visitors 24-hours per day. Hosting provides a dedicated storage space solution and is what makes your website and its data accessible to people all over the world.
Your Website Needs Hosting.
Web hosting allows others to view your web pages and content every minute of every day and without it, your website could only exist on your computer’s hard-drive, where you would be the only one to ever look at it. Host providers will offer a significantly higher level of firewall protection and can run on much higher speed connections, allowing a seamless user experience for your website visitors.
How Hosting Works.
Hosting providers store your website’s data on servers, assigning it a unique IP (Internet Protocol) address. It’s through this IP address that visitors anywhere can locate, view, and interact with your website through a public domain. Simply put, when you rent web hosting, you’re occupying space on a dedicated server. This is not unlike disk space on your own hard drive – except that with hosting, your files can be opened by remote visitors anywhere. With web hosting, you’ll enjoy safety and security for your website data at all times.
Selecting a Hosting Plan.
Most businesses require only basic hosting plans, which are suitable for those looking to store a good amount of data & high resolution images, spread across dozens of website pages. Others require significantly higher volumes of data and server loads, for highly complex websites with multiple processes, large amounts of data, imagery, videos and/or processes. From basic economy plans for basic websites, all the way up to extended unlimited plans, we have options for every sized business that are sure to match any budget.
Free SSL (HTTPS).
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. We are pleased to provide this option with any hosting plan, at no additional cost.