How do I Get Hosting for my Website?
What is hosting?
A website has to be saved on a computer connected to the Internet. This is called a Web Server. The web server makes the website available to everyone looking for it. When you type a web address into your browser the browser contacts the web server and asks to be sent a web page.
Without a web server no one can see your website. You could run your own server but it needs to be on 24/7 and there are cost and security implications to that. For most people it is usually better to have a company host it for you.
In addition to providing a home for your website a web host can also provide email services, a means to update your site and a number of related services, like database servers.
Who Do I Choose to Host my Site?
With so many companies out there it is very difficult to choose who to trust with your website. Different websites have different needs. Some require databases, streaming servers or specific programming environments. Your web designer will know what those requirements are and is best placed to recommend a hosting services.
Here at mjcpk we provide our own hosting services along with any design work we do. This means the client doesn’t need to worry about the technicalities of making their website available.
We provide a fully managed hosting package. We will arrange the registration of the domain name, the dns records, email account setup, uploading of the site and monitoring and maintenance of the site throughout the year.
In this way you can be sure that all of the details are being dealt with and you have someone to turn to for help and advice at any point.
If you would like any more information about our hosting services or any of the other web related services that we offer please contact us.