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Webhosting for dummies

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Posted on : 03/05/2019

Webhosting for dummies

Webhosting Shebhosting … what is it and why do I even need it?

According to Wikipedia, Webhosting is “A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.”

Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. … If you do not have a domain (name), the hosting companies will help you purchase one.

Ok, so that makes sense … a bit!

I have this lovely website, but unless I want to be the only one seeing it, I need to “publish” it on the world wide web. It appears that this is what webhosting is!

Now, as with most things in life, webhosting also comes in all shapes and sizes! Let’s first look at what is important when you need to get webhosting.

  • Nothing is more important than server reliability! You need a webhost that is stable, both in terms of their servers and their network connections. 99.95% up time is considered the norm these days.
  • Look for a webhost with at least 25 addon domains.
  • Speed! You do NOT want a website where 80% of your visitors leave before your website loaded completely – this will cost you valuable customers and sales!

Hosting is the backbone of every online business, and having the wrong solution can slowly kill your business!

Features of a Hosting Plan

The basic features of a hosting plan include: 

Disk Space

All hosting accounts offer a certain amount of disk space that you can use to store your web files. It is recommended that you have some sort of estimates on what you need for various tasks. How much space will you need for your emails, web files, databases, etc. By breaking down your usage, you can better estimate how much space you should go for. 

Email Accounts

Email accounts are a common feature of hosting, especially if you are hosting a domain. There are three main types of email accounts: POP3, forwarding, and aliases.

  • POP3 accounts are the traditional inboxes. You have space on the server to store your emails, and at the same time, you can use an email program to download your mail. Each login and password combination usually equates to one account.
  • Forwarding mail accounts are useful if you are employing the service of another company to filter your emails for you. Rather than storing your emails on your mail server, emails are redirected to another email address.
  • Aliases accounts are similar to forwarding mail accounts. Some hosts allow you to setup a catch-all alias, which is often used to collect emails sent to addresses not recognized by your mail server.
FTP Access

After you have created your web pages on your computer, you need to transfer those files to your web server. The files are transferred to the server by use of FTP.

 
Ok, so what are the options out there?

I have a few of my own, which I will share with you here.
 
1. Builderall Business. This will give you free hosting for all your sites. Builderall offers much more than just hosting, it actually includes all the marketing tools you will need. Prices vary from $9.99 for a basic webhosting, includes a drag and drop website builder, ecommerce suite etc. to a full fledged business in a box for $49.90 (this includes everything from web builder, webhosting (unlimited sites), auto responder, Facebook chatbot, Autoposters etc. It is definitely very good value for money. For more info, click here.
 
2. If you are looking to build a high converting website, you may decide to rather go for Clickfunnels. Clickfunnels will actually host your first website for you for free under their basic package. As their sales page says: Clickfunnels gives you EVERYTHING you need to MARKET, SELL & DELIVER your products online! It is a very powerful system that is guaranteed to make a success of any online business. If you are serious about running a profitable online business, I really recommend Clickfunnels. For more information, Click here. 

 

3. Alternatively, if you decide you do not need all these bells and whistles, you already have a super duper optimised website, you just need hosting (or if you plan to create a WordPress or other type of site, I recommend 10X Hosting! They are currently running a special where you get Unlimited Domains, Unlimited Email Accounts, Unlimited FREE SSLs, 10GB Cloud Storage Area Drag-n-Drop Website Page Builder, No Monthly FEE, Dedicated Support

For 10 YEARS for the ridiculously cheap price of only $47 for their standard package or $97 for their Commercial premium package* (*Price may increase in the future). To purchase this awesome value, click here.
 
So, you can see that there are indeed many different options around. Find the package that suits your business the best! 
 
Good luck on your online journey, until next time!
Annabel
Your Marketing Hero!
 
https://www.marketinghero.co.za
 
 

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