Getting a website host is an important step to building websites. There are many different key factors to keep in mind when you are getting website hosting. Do you want a free website or do you feel you need to pay for a more professional one?
What is website hosting?
A website host is the company that you pick to store, publish and create your website. Website hosts provide storage for your website’s information and contents. They give you a place to create, edit and publish your website to the Internet or World Wide Web. There are many different website hosts on the Internet. Some of the best website hosts are those that offer you a free space for your website. Also, they offer a free URL or domain name for your website. A free domain name cuts your cost of building a website. Many free website hosts also provide wonderful customer support and forums for you to use to help you. There is also paid website hosting available that has the same benefits.
Some people believe that if they don’t pay a lot of money for website hosting, then their website will not be successful. This can be true and untrue at the same time. If you are completely new to the website business, then this can be true. If you have knowledge of website building, then you can be successful with your free website and free website hosting company. This website will help you become knowledgeable about website development. I will provide the information and steps to take to make an affordable and free website.
Who is the website host for this website?
Siteground Hosting is now the website hosting company for this website. This site was originally hosted at Microsoft Office Live but they did a transition that forced me to move my website to a new hosting company.
Bravenet.com also hosts some great websites.
I have also used Google Sites, Yahoo site builder, Webstarts.com, Weebly, Webs and Microsoft Office Live as some of my website hosting companies.
How to know what is the best website hosting company for my website?
To know for sure what web hosting company is the best for you, you should research what website features the hosting companies offer. Some may supply easy to use website editors and templates, while others may charge extra for the site builder software.
You should also consider your hosting budget. Most web hosting companies have different pricing for different website features. Most hosting companies charge a small monthly fee but you may feel more comfortable paying by the year.
If you only need a basic website that doesn’t need a database, you may want to try hosting with webs.com or weebly.com.
If you need a more advanced type of website where database and control panels are needed, you should research different hosting companies that supply your desired website features.
Godaddy, Siteground and Hostgator are great website hosting companies for more advanced websites.