What is web hosting? GoDaddy explains the basics of web hosting and why you need it to make your website visible on the Web. To learn more, visit: https://ae.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.
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Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what web hosting is and how you can find the hosting solution that works best for you or your business.
To make your website visible on the Web, your site’s files and data must be stored on a computer that is connected to the Internet. These large, high-powered computers are called web servers.
Website hosts are companies that house several web servers in one location – sometimes referred to as a data center. Web hosts also provide the software, security, support, and bandwidth needed to connect your website to the Internet.
Think of a web hosting company like a shopping center that contains several individual stores. If you want to open a store at the shopping center, you can lease space in it and set up shop.
Just like a shopping center, hosting companies allow you to lease space on their web servers where you can store your website files and make them available for visitors to view on the Internet.
So how do you know which hosting product is right for you? Hosting solutions are broadly categorized based on the server space and bandwidth your website needs. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data being transferred or the amount of resource usage your website requires.
Consider your shop again: Suppose you only sell handmade bracelets. You have a small, unique product offering, so you don’t need, nor want to, lease the same amount of space as a big department store. Instead, you could lease the smallest store in the shopping center that gives you just enough space for your goods and costs far less money.
Additionally, because you’re a small shop, you don’t need a lot of extra technology or staff to help you sell your product, like a department store requires.
Beyond server space and bandwidth, these are some of the other things to consider when selecting a hosting solution:
Budget, ease-of-use or complexity of solution; the level of flexibility or customization the solution allows; as well as privacy and security features.
GoDaddy several hosting solutions. To determine which one is best for you, please visit GoDaddy.ae