This week we’re covering the second essential element of website design: web hosting. If you missed Part 1 in our Website Essentials series, you can read it here. If you’re ready for today’s post, read on to find out what you need to know about Website Essential #2 and why it’s so important.
Essential Part #2: Web Hosting
The data behind every website is saved on servers. Every page, every blog post, every news article, every image — it’s all saved on servers, and web hosts are the ones who provide these. They’re the realtors of the Internet, if you will; they sell you the space you need for your website.
If you’re looking for a good one, check out these hosts:
- MediaTemple (a high end web host — the best for high-bandwith content, such as intricate graphics and videos)
- HostGator (the most popular, and among the most cost-effective)
- Bluehost (one of HostGator’s cost-effective competitors)
- Synthesis (WordPress-exclusive web hosting)
Again, like domain name registrars, web hosts will often offer you a domain name and web site templates to choose from, but only use them for hosting. The domain name registrars specialize in what they do, and there are far more excellent web site design services out there, which is the third and final essential element of your website, so be sure to come back next week to learn more about it.
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Contributing blogger Mellissa Thomas is a freelance writer who blogs about entertainment business and entrepreneurship, as well as writing. She’s also the self-published author of “From a Babe”, currently available on Amazon.com.