You may have come across the phrase ‘website hosting’, especially if you run small business. Website hosting is something you need if you intend on having a website for your business, which most of us can agree, is crucial for any business in this tech saturated world we live in. So what is website hosting?
When you want to setup a website there are 3 essential things you need:
If we look at an analogy of a website being like a brick and mortor office, you would break it up like this:
Website hosting is essentially where your website resides. It’s where the structure, layout and files that make up your site are digitally located. When you setup hosting your webmaster uploads and publishes the files that make up your site onto your hosting server.
So why can’t you just setup hosting on your own computer and have the files to your site be located on your own drive? Technically that is possible, but it would be like setting up a Walmart type store on a 20th story, 2 bedroom apartment. Hosting servers are specially designed and located to handle heavy website traffic and also ‘serve’ your website to as many users as can be expected at the same time. They also handle strict security protocols and keep your site nicely backed up.
At TMM eVolve we are excited to announce that will have some hosting packages available as a LRP shortly with an exciting twist.