Web Hosting 101: The Basics

With almost everything turning digital as a result of the global pandemic, you may find yourself and your business looking into different online website solutions. Once a website is created, you then need to find a web hosting company to make it go ‘live’ so to speak, so that everyone can see your content and so that you can make sales, if that is your goal. Here are the basics!

Why do I need a web hosting company?

As previously stated, your website cannot go live for the world to see without a web hosting service. If you are considering whether you really even need a website or not, here is the truth. Today, while social media is great for business, serious growth requires marketing yourself in a way that people can trust. Today, many people will not purchase from a company that does not have a website, and a professional looking one at that.

What does a web hosting company do?

Other than making your website live for all to see, a good web hosting company should be able to provide storage, security, reliable hardware on their end for file storing, and great customer service. Should your website ever be down, you want a company that can handle all your queries and get things back up and running as soon as possible with as little hassle and downtime as possible.

How much does web hosting cost?

This is different for every company and for different needs, but keep in mind that many companies offer attractive pricing at the start to attract new customers. Often times though, these prices go up after a couple months, so be sure to take a look at all the fine print before agreeing to use their service.

Now that you have the information, it is time to shop! Head to Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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