WHAT IS WEB HOSTING?
Web hosting is a service that allows you to post a website onto the Internet. A web host is a company that provides Internet space and connectivity. It allows you to remotely lease/purchase web servers to use for your website. It basically acts as a liaison between your site and the web.
If you use wordpress.org for your blog or website, you’ll need a web hosting service.
WHAT THE HECK IS A WEB SERVER?
TYPES OF WEB HOSTING
- Easy to use
- Maintenance provided by hosting service
- Fewer options and flexibility
- Connection can be slow due to amount of sites on the hosting service
Virtual Private Servers
- Quick to set up
- Easy to upgrade
- Requires more knowledge than with shared hosting
- Connection can be slow due to amount of pages
- Large amount of disk space and bandwidth
- 100% administrative access and flexibility
- Most expensive
- Requires high levels of knowledge
WHAT WEB HOST SHOULD YOU USE?
I use BlueHost and I highly recommend it.
If you decide to use BlueHost, check out my step-by-step guide for setting up your account and linking it to WordPress!
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