Hosting Your Website – What You Need To Know

Now that you have your domain name and your website is built, you need to find a server to host your website.  A server is a big computer where your website will reside.  The server computer runs all day and all night so that your website is available whenever someone wants to see it.

Hosting companies have many computers, and each computer will hold many websites.  This is called a “Shared Server”.

image of hosting server computersLarger websites will need more resources so the hosting company will require them to have a VPS (Virtual Private Server). This is because a busy website will tend to use the resources of the computer, leaving smaller websites without their fair share.  This could mean that people who want to see your website might have to wait and wait for your pages to load.

If a website gets REALLY big then it needs a Dedicated Server so that it has ALL the resources available on that computer.

For now, your hosting will be on a Shared Server.

Winning Website Creations is hosted on a VPS with a very dependable company called OVH.  Your website will be hosted on our Virtual Private Server.

Some hosts offer tech support.  Some hosts do not.  Obviously you will pay more for those who offer support.

Winning Website Creations offers full support for anything you may wish to do on your website for as long as you are hosted with us.


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