What does web hosting entail?

Published: 26th May 2010
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Designing and managing a functional webpage needs to be done in conjunction with a web hosting company. Without a web hosting company, your web page with all its interesting features, bells, whistles and promotions would not be accessible to the World Wide Web.

The level of web hosting really is up to you. If you have a single page fairly simple site, then the level of hosting will reflect this. If however your site is more complex, then the host will offer a more comprehensive set of packages that will allow for varying levels of database support and general development of the site. Certain platforms will allow customers to incorporate forums and manage contents for themselves and the web hosting company will supply a customer control panel to facilitate this.

When sharing bandwidth, which is normally the case with web hosting unless you have a dedicated server, the percentage of uptime, downtime, and maintenance should be understood at the outset. Most web hosting companies guarantee perhaps less than an hour's downtime per month.

There are many web hosting companies out there that provide internet access plans, so customer need to think hard about what their requirements are. Considerations would be the type of operating system and database software support plus services such as email, and web content management which allows those with a little html experience to manage and manipulate their own pages. Other hosting services can include: shopping cart, video, file hosting, blog management, streaming software, in fact anything that the customer requires to keep the webpage working at its optimum.

We at Heart Internet can cater for those that require in-depth database support and application development plus guarantees that performance levels will not suffer. Customers can also have the luxury of the control panel to manage databases, servers, email, and bandwidth size.

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