What is web hosting?
This might seem like a basic question but you wouldn’t believe how many people we talk to are not aware of what hosting is or why they need it. So, I’d like to cover this now and explain it’s importance. After you read this you will understand why it’s so important that you have web hosting. To those that are clueless to how the Internet works, it isn’t just enough to want to have a website or even to have all the files of your website. They have to reside somewhere that can be then be accessed publicly by the world. This is where web hosting comes in.
What are the costs associated with web hosting?
I’ll provide a scenario that I think will sum this up. Let’s say you just found your first domain and now you’d like to get it live. So, you have one website and you want to make this happen. You are going to need to first buy the domain, then you will be expected to renew it yearly. Then, in order to use the domain you are going to need a hosting plan, which can be paid for various ways. Many people pay month to month and many choose to pay yearly. Domains are relatively cheap at an average of about ten dollars per domain and then another ten dollars per year depending on who you register with. Hosting, on the other hand, can be very cheap to very expensive. In the case of hosting, it’s a “you get what you pay for” scenario.
Does The Ohio Web Group provide web hosting?
Yes, absolutely! You can host with us. We would love to discuss your plan of attack for the Internet and see if you would be a good fit for our hosting. We aren’t trying to trick anyone into being on our server. If our server isn’t a good fit, we will recommend some alternative hosting providers for you to consider. If you have or want a WordPress powered website, we would absolutely be able to host you without a problem. If you use more unique or custom frameworks, we might not be able to support your software. Please feel free to contact us so we can get a feel for what you’re trying to do on the Internet.
Does this sound like something you’re interested in?