May 3, 2012

Webhosting

What is webhosting?

Webhost is a company that provides server space for your website. You can think of a web host as a commercial building. The web host provides space for your website just as a commercial building provides space for your shop or office. You can build your own building and you can host your own website, but because of the cost and expertise required it is easier to rent the space.

Websites 4 Small business provide a range of website hosting options to suit you. Every business is different and as such we will taylor the web hosting solution to your business, needs and budget some of the things to consider:

  • Australian or overseas host? Hosting your site on an Australian server will ensure that your australian customers can have a faster loading of your page and more reliable experience, but this also comes at a cost which is why it is important to understand the business web needs before we can recommend a particular option.
  • VPS or Shared server? On a shared server you have a small portion of a server reserved for your business and resources are shared amongst all the users using that server, this is a cheaper option and is often enough. VPS (Virtual Private Server) on the other hand is your own server and you get guaranteed resources such as disk space, ram and CPU. This also has a management component and carries additional risks but in return you will get no bottle necks. VPS also give you flexibility to ins all your own components such as databases, python, perl, PHP and other technologies that might not be available to you on the particular shared host server.
  • Additional components? There are many components to a web solution such as email, database, CMS such as WordPress and more, understanding the business first will help us taylor the right web solution for your small business.