How to Create a Website – Part 2 – The HostingJacob
I’m just going to talk about hosted managed servers, that is, the hosting that 99% of people use for normal websites.
Note: If you currently have registered domain names, I would recommend using their hosting services to reduce complications. Ok, let’s begin. What is a managed website hosting server? The web hosting server simply provides your website to anyone who types in your domain name. Your domain name points to a location on a web hosting server and this location would normally have your website.
The first thing to do is calculate exactly what you want from your website hosting provider. If you have no specific need for Microsoft Hosting to use Access or Visual Basic scripts, you should choose the Linux / Unix hosting service. Most hosting providers offer almost the same features, for example
Small package: – 5 GB web space, 5 GB bandwidth, 10 email accounts, 10 subdomains, …
Medium package: – 10 GB web space, 10 GB bandwidth, 20 email accounts, 20 subdomains, …
Large package: – 20 GB web space, 20 GB bandwidth, 50 email accounts, 50 subdomains, …
In general, I would recommend buying the smaller package and then upgrading at a later date if needed, almost all hosting packages have a 12-month subscription. Upgrading is always easier than downgrading to a smaller, cheaper package. Well, what do all the functions do?
Web space: the amount of web space provided on the server, most web sites are very small, around 200MB for an average site.
Bandwidth / Traffic Permit – This is the amount of data you are providing to people, the website uses low bandwidth and the videos use high bandwidth. YouTube, for example, uses a large amount of bandwidth due to large files and large numbers of users.
My SQL databases – Many websites rely on my SQL databases for features like forums, blogs, customer form forms, e-commerce, and more. A single my sql database can be used for multiple functions, but if it is heavily used it would be better to split it up to load it into multiple sql databases.
Customer Service: I recommend choosing a host in your local country with 24-hour phone support, from time to time you will have to contact them for problems that you never expect to happen. I recently lost secure encryption on one of my domains that should automatically renew. A phone call solved the problem.
Cost: The cost varies greatly, some companies provide very cheap domains with more expensive hosting and others vice versa. Shop around and see what deals you can get, but try not to get caught up in things you don’t need. A typical medium package shouldn’t cost more than $ 9.99 a month.
All hosting providers will have a great list of all the features that their package has, but they are all more or less the same, they all do the same.
The above are the important parts.