Web Hosting

The fourth Essential Tool you need to build a great website is a Web hosting.

As I mentioned in Essential Tool #3, to get your website on the Internet, you need to register for both the Domain Name as well as the Web hosting. To get web hosting means you rent space on a server that will host your website. In most cases, you do not need to purchase a server - you don't even need to know how a server works. All you need to know is that you need to host your website on it. The Webhost provides you the space and the interface for you to manage your website.

If I may illustrate, think of web hosting as a safe deposit box, and the domain name as the safe deposit box number. When you register for web hosting, you are buying space in a safe deposit box. The amount you pay should determine the amount of space you need. For that reason, the web hosting fee is directly related to the amount of space you purchase. The safe deposit box number remains the same, regardless the amount of space you use. In a similar sense, the fee for domain name is fixed regardless the amount of content you have on the web.

When you start your website, the amount of space you need will most likely be pretty low, less than 1GB, so do not pay for a lot of space that you are not going to use. You can always buy more space as your needs grow. If you pay for 5GB per year, and throughout the course of that year, you never use more than 1GB, then the balance 4GB is money wasted.

Many web hosting company throws in free domain name if you register with them. Domain names are usually much cheaper than web hosting, which require actual space on a server somewhere. My websites are now hosted by a company called Bluehost, http://www.bluehost.com. I see from their website that their Professional Web Hosting is now going for $6.95 per month. That is more or less than amount you have to pay.

Now that we have covered Web hosting, click on the link below to learn about the fifth and final Essential Tool to build your great website! Click here for Essential Tool #5!

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