What is web hosting?
Web hosting provides a secure place to store online content. The code, images, videos, and text that comprise a website all have to be stored somewhere. Without a stable digital repository, none of us could consistently access content on the web. That makes hosting one of the most critical parts of developing an online presence for anyone, from huge companies to small-scale personal accounts.
Web hosting allows users to store content offsite, reducing local storage costs and the associated physical footprint. It also makes it easier to build a genuinely durable web presence, with built-in advantages like back-ups for security and support.
What is shared web hosting?
This is the most popular type of website hosting. Commonly known as web hosting, shared server hosting is by far the most reliable, cheapest, and most accessible hosting. In this hosting plan, many client accounts are saved on the same server (the shared server). It is not just an ordinary computer but a huge and powerful computer that can handle thousands of requests at once.
HostMate.net prides itself on offering comprehensive shared web hosting solutions for you. Depending on what you want for your site, you can get what works best for you.
As a client, you will get great plans at HostMate with dedicated hosting support to take care of all the server maintenance and crucial updates. Let us host your site and take care of your crucial business.
How do I get started with a website?
To create a website, you’ll have to coordinate several of steps, and picking a web host provider is just one of them.
Register a domain: You’ll buy this from a domain name registrar like Domain.com, Bluehost, GoDaddy, or Google Domain, just to name a few. Or you can use our intuitive domain search tool to search for the desired domain here.
You pick a unique name to simplify people remembering your IP address (which is just a string of numbers). It’s much easier to remember “your-domian.com” than “188.8.131.52,” for example. The domain is the same no matter who you buy it from, but the pricing is different depending on services and add-ons.
Nameservers (DNS): The nameserver is the middle man that points your website visitors toward the correct IP address. Many times the same company will provide both your registrar and DNS services, but you can choose to go with a different DNS if you want. Some common ones are CloudFlare, OpenDNS, CleanBrowsing, and Google Public DNS.
Web hosting: The actual files that make up the website reside in a server maintained by your web hosting company. Again, this can be the same company as your registrar and DNS server, or you can use a different one for this part of the process. At HostMate we try our best to offer the best price/quality ration to our customers.