What is Web Hosting?
What is Web Hosting? We define web hosting as when a web hosting provider provides computer servers so that you can upload your files to be accessible to people with internet access. So for an example, when you have a website and you want to share your content like pictures, videos and text with the world, you must have a web hosting provider use their computer servers to store the information from your website, so when someone visits your website, the servers give that information to them.
What is Web Hosting? I like to use the analogy of a restaurant.
You go to your favorite local restaurant and you order food from a server. That server goes to the kitchen, places an order for what you’re requesting, gets your food, then returns with your order.
Web hosting is the same thing.
So when you landed on this website, your computer requested the Digital Marketing for DIYers website information like text, pictures and videos.
The web hosting company servers provided you with the website and all of the content we wanted you to see.
Without web hosting, you don’t have a website! Plain and simple.
So when your looking for a quality web host, be cautious of fake reviews. MANY, and I mean MANY web hosting companies offer up to $100 for every person you can sign up for their web hosting. So watch out again for fake web hosting and also free web hosting. Web hosting companies like Wix, Godaddy, Squarespace, and many others are very limited in what you can do. Some have limitations on how many visitors you can have, how you can design your website, and how fast your website loads. Be careful!
We only promote companies we trust for our clients and students. One of our most popular choices is Bluehost (affiliate link).
We recommend Bluehost to Do-It-Yourselfers because the monthly costs are cheaper than a cup of coffee when you buy a long term web hosting service. They also include WordPress, SSL’s, and email. It’s a complete solution.
If you have any questions or need help, just ask!