Hey! Are you new to Web Hosting?
Dictionary.com defines “web hosting” as a noun as “The activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites.”
Perhaps you fall into one of these categories:
You’ve had a successful brick & mortar business. Now is the time to create an e-commerce store or website for your company.
You are an entrepreneur and are just getting started. You’ve gotten some business through “word of mouth” but would like to have a website so people can learn quickly what you are doing.
You’ve created a product and are now contacting stores so they can sell it. You want a website to show the features and benefits of your new product and perhaps other upcoming products.
There are many other reasons you might need web hosting, but above we’ve listed a few popular ones. Today if you are in business, it is more critical than ever to have a website presence. Twenty years ago it was considered acceptable for most businesses in many industries not to have a site. But now, if you do not have a site, quite a few people you try to do business with will question if you are actually serious about doing business with them!
Don’t neglect web hosting, because this is just as important as lots of other services and vendors that help to keep your business running smoothly. But what you want to keep in mind, because of top notch web hosting, you are able to sell your products and services worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year. This is a fantastic opportunity that no business owner can afford to refuse.
“But I have a website, isn’t that enough? Why do I need “hosting” too?”
Think of web hosting as the land that one’s house, apartment or office building sits on. You have bought or rented the building (the website) and need a place for it to be, so that people can find it.
If you were to purchase a house, apartment or an office building – most of us realize that the land underneath would likely be bundled into the price of the building. But if you had fresh land, with no building whatsoever on it, then someone could buy it from you to build whatever they wished to. So one can see, that these 2: the property and the land, are separate and individual.
“Okay, so I need hosting. What do I do next?”
The next step is deciding what type of hosting you need. There are actually several different types of hosting that you can select from:
Virtual Private Server
Dedicated Web Server
Managed WordPress Hosting
Reseller Web Hosting
Cloud Based Hosting is website hosting which exists in the Cloud. If your company or office has utilized the Cloud to store documents and files, then this type of hosting may give you a lot of confidence. Because you’ve already used this type of technology. You’ll also have unlimited space, because it is in the Cloud.
Virtual Private Server Hosting is a terrific choice especially if you want to be certain that your website and details remain confidential. For example, you could have an online pharmacy, with patient prescriptions coming in and information about people’s medical conditions. A private server would mean that only your company’s information would be on this server. This is also the ideal choice for a growing company, as a private server has plenty of room. Best of all, it can be accessed from anywhere in the world. So if you travel for business, you can feel confident you’ll always have access to your site’s server.
Dedicated Web Server is website hosting where the server is a physical one (not virtual) but it is 100% only for your business. Again, this is ideal for privacy and confidentiality. It is also perfect for a company that expects to grow and scale quickly, as your server will have lots of space to accommodate whatever you need. Servers can also be installed at your place of business, many business owners find this reassuring to know their web hosting is right where they are.
Managed WordPress Hosting is an option especially if you have a WordPress site. WordPress is the #1 most popular platform both for sites and blogs, as it will accommodate many types of features and templates. Lots of companies want to deal with a web hosting company that is experienced with WordPress because they may have specific concerns about it, such as when an Update to WordPress is released.
Reseller Web Hosting is an option if you are a business that is connected with lots of other business owners. Perhaps you are a website designer and you want to offer web hosting to your clients. Having web hosting that you can then resell is an excellent service. This is a terrific feature, especially for New Media and Internet businesses but also a lot of companies that focus on entrepreneurship.
Get great web hosting and you’ll always be able to connect with your customers!