What is Web Hosting?


There is always the possibility that this is the first time you actually wonder about this.

It’s very simple:

What is a website? Essentially, it’s a lot of electronic files that need to be stored somewhere, in order for the whole world to have access to them and basically navigate through it. Since you cannot store them in your hard disc, you have to find a “server” that you trust and a hosting provider to “host” the files on this server. There are plenty of hosting providers with many different kinds of servers, some of which are just parts of datacenters, which is basically a lot of servers.

When someone-somewhere visits your website, they actually see these files by using a web browser (firefox, chrome, internet explorer etc). If your hosting provider is not good enough, a visitor’s experience  might be very annoying and frustrating. For example, your website could be extremely slow, or it could be “down” most of the time.

A good hosting provider secures that its servers are fully functioning at any time and invests in this by having the proper network connection equipment, air conditioning, backup power supplies, security, 24/7 client service, maintenance, software & hardware updates etc etc.

All of the above, come at a monthly/yearly cost, so think twice before you choose a web host, as it can be pretty tricky.

Have Fun and enjoy your time with Solomon Designs!

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Solomon Designs team is passionate about WordPress. We build clean and responsive, fully featured and mobile-first orientated websites.
We combine our technical, creative and digital marketing expertise to bring you outstanding custom WordPress development services.
We take our work seriously and are continually expanding our knowledge and skills to better understand the business and web audience.
Your website is an investment in your business’s future and Solomon Designs team gives this the attention it deserves.