What is Website Hosting?

What is Website Hosting?

You’re ready to have a website for your business, but what is hosting? In order for your website to be live on the Internet, your files need to be available using a website hosting service.

Website hosting is a storage place for your files. Your website host gives people access to your website for viewing on the Internet.

You will pay your web designer one fee to create your website.

There will be a separate website hosting fee which is renewed annually.

Types of Website Hosting

  • Shared Web Hosting: Shared hosting means your site gets stored on a server that hosts other websites on a rack. This is the most common – and most affordable – type of website hosting.
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS): VPS hosting is necessary for websites that have more visitors than a shared host can handle. VPS offers additional features, more file storage, and tighter security. It does cost more each month, but VPS is worth it for larger sites that need more bandwidth for visitors.

Website Traffic

Most small business websites have a lower volume of traffic to their websites so shared hosting is a perfect solution.

However, if your website functionality grows and more people start using your website, you may need something larger or more robust.

We monitor traffic and resources, and will recommend when the next level of hosting is needed.

Security

Reliable websites need to be secure. Safety always needs to be a top priority for your online business.

Security measures include:

  • SSL and secure certificates
  • Spam filtering
  • Security audits
  • Malware and virus scans
  • Secure passwords

Our reliable web hosting service gives you the security features you need. Together, we help protect your site visitors and customers from cyber criminals and malicious attacks.

Hosting Servers

It is important that hosting servers are reliable. Sine your email is also routed through these servers, you need as close to 100% up-time as you can get.

At Abuzz Creative, we have partnered with a trusted hosting service that is part of a reliable national – and international – network. Our servers have updated software, 24/7 monitoring, regular maintenance, and automatic updates. We have strong email filtering, virus protection, and 24/7 monitoring.

Client Website Hosting

Hosting is a requirement for every website so we put a reputable host at the top of our list – for ourselves and for our clients.

We handle all of the monitoring and tech support so our clients can focus on managing their business and updating their website.