What is Web Hosting?

Do I need web hosting? What is it? How do I know who to use? We can answer some of your questions.

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About Web Hosting

A web host is a type of service that allows clients to create websites and have them accessible through the internet. The web host offers facilities to maintain and store the site’s files.

Why do I need a web host?

A web host stores and broadcasts your site so that it can be seen. It is an essential part of your web development and deployment. There are many services available so it is important to choose the best option for your site and its needs.

Essential part of web development
Allows site to effectively be seen by the public

Who offers hosting services?

There are a huge number of options available, many are terrible and some are great. We measure performance across a number of factors, but the primary ones are, scaleability, speed, support, security and cost. Three of our preferred hosts for various reasons are SiteGround, Digital Pacific/Crucial and Kinsta.

To discuss the what we consider to be the best web hosting service for you, please contact us.

Why we don’t provide website hosting!

Managing your own website hosting offers numerous benefits for clients.

Firstly, it provides greater control and flexibility. With self-hosting, clients have complete autonomy over server configurations, software installations, and security measures. This enables them to tailor their hosting environment to meet specific needs and ensure optimal performance.

Secondly, self-hosting allows clients to save costs. By eliminating the middleman and hosting their own website, clients bypass additional fees charged by website developers and agencies. This can be particularly advantageous for small businesses and startups operating on tight budgets.

Moreover, self-hosting enhances data privacy and security. Clients can implement robust security measures, including firewalls, encryption protocols, and regular backups, to safeguard sensitive information and mitigate the risk of data breaches.

Additionally, managing website hosting offers faster response times and improved website loading speeds. Clients can optimize server configurations and leverage caching mechanisms to deliver a seamless user experience.

Lastly, self-hosting empowers clients with greater scalability. They can easily expand server resources and accommodate increasing traffic or business growth without relying on a third-party hosting provider.

In conclusion, managing one’s own website hosting provides control, cost savings, enhanced security, improved performance, and scalability, making it a compelling choice for clients seeking maximum flexibility and efficiency.

You should not be reliant on or held to ransom by your website developer because they also host your website.

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