Web hosting is a very simple term that can envelope many different things into it. In its core, web hosting is the action that allows other businesses and individuals to host a website or a web page on the internet. The web hosting provider is the business that provides the web hosting service as well as many other services that they charge a price for. These hosting services can be a monthly fee or they can be a flat price.
The whole ordeal is pretty complex when you get into the detail but on the surface, it’s pretty easy to explain. So, if an individual wants to check out your website, first he needs to know the exact name of the site and type it into his browser. After that, his computer sends a request to your web hosting server and will transfer your page onto their computer.
Almost all web hosting companies require you to own your domain if you wish to be able to host your site with them. However, if you don’t own one you can purchase one with them. Additionally, you can also view who is the owner of any particular website by checking their domain.
There are a few things that you need to organize before you can host a website. First of all, you have to have a website designed. If you are not a designer you have to hire a designer to do the job for you. Second, you have to have your site protected and it has to function correctly. For this, you need to hire a web hosting service and check with them if they have a support service that can fix issues. Then you need to decide what kind of hosting service you want to pick.
When you host with this method you need to purchase your server and house it at the facilities of your web host. The responsibility of the server will be all yours which is good since you can be in total control but bad if something unpredictable happens.
This method gives one server to more than one website. Sharin a server has its benefits, for instance, the cost will be much cheaper and them instance will be split among the number of the websites that are hosted on the server, but the downside is that your website will work a bit slower.
This is a web hosting service that caters to the beginners. They usually host the website for you without any additional help, and they provide you with an interface to build your website.
This is the best one of them all but also the most expensive one. Here you have the server all to yourself. Web sites that have lots of traffic and require a fast response time should pick this one.
If you decided to switch your web hosting service for another one that means you are ready to pack up everything and move to a new home. It does not matter if you wanted to upgrade your website experience or you just found a cheaper place to stay, moving from one web hosting provider to another is similar to moving from one house to your next one in the physical world we live in. The only difference is we call it exporting.
Think about it if you needed to move in the real world you would have to pack up your things, get a new place, change your address, sign new documents and place everything in its right place and organize how you would like it to be.
If you are in the market to get a new web hosting service then you are in luck. There are hundreds of good web hosting services and a few excellent. They all come with their perks and limitations and all have a different price tag on them. Also, you can consider purchasing a third-party provider so that if you decide you want to switch your web hosting service again in the near future you can do so without any complications and additional issues.
The next thing you want to do when you settle in is to back up everything to the new site. You don’t want to move without backing up everything as small issues might pop up in the future causing you a headache. Do the safe option and backup all the data. If you are moving a WordPress site the transfer is even easier. You just use the /Export function and it’s all done.
Don’t forget that once you move there is no going back and most of the data that has not been transferred is lost. So, double checks everything.
Once you do this you generally secured your site from losses traffic. If you don’t do this person that type in your old site will get an error screen. With this in place, they will be re-directed to the new one where they can perform the task they wanted to do in the first place. Just be careful that you don’t have a long downtime as that is a sure method of losing traffic for a considerable time.
Once you have completed all the steps it’s time to get everything up and running the way it was before the move. We hope that your new choice will bring you more business and that you will be happy. If not you can always move again!