Thoughts on Web Hosting
February 13, 2011 | In Technology |
With all the blogs that I maintain, it only becomes natural that I become acquainted with web hosting services and the powers that these services allows organizations and individuals. As a sole owner of a website, it is important to know about these things because these days everything is pretty much accessible on the world Wide Web.
There are various web hosts that can be found on the web, such as SAHM Hosting, Arvixe Review and my own host – Mom’s Hosting. You do need to read the fine print though and check opt ins because you may end up paying up for a whole year instead of some nice nifty package that would make things easier and more affordable.
What the web host does is it provides spaces on a server that they have purchased for lease to their clients. In most cases, the webpages – like these on the blog are uploaded through FTP or File Transfer Protocol, and sometimes through the web interfaces. Once the files are uploaded successfully, it becomes relatively easy to make the website accessible to all, like my oh so many blogs.
Here’s the thing. There are actually various types of hosting packages such as the following:
· Free web hosting services – like Blogspot, WordPress.com, etc.
· Reseller web hosting
· Shared web hosting services
· Dedicated hosting service
· Cloud hosting
· Home servers
· Grid hosting
· Managed hosting service
These are just a few of the popular hosting services that a person can avail of. A good hosting service provider may take time to explain the various differences of the hosting packages and in turn indicate which types of services are being offered.
When searching for a quality web hosting company, make sure that you have a good service provider – one who fits your needs and your income perfectly.