Web Hosting is the service providing space on the Internet for websites.
When you make a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service.
Web hosting services work by storing your website files in high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network. When someone types in your web address (such as www.cyberdeveloperbd.com), the Internet connects to the web server holding your website files and then transfers your website information back to their computer. From there they can surf and view the pages of your website.
Anything related to managing these servers and its software, security, support, bandwidth, speed and so much more, is what we are all about! Because we provide web hosting services to over a thousands of websites, we have special data centers that are built from the ground up to serve the purpose of web hosting.
Before we jump into the different types of web hosting, it’s important to remember you have to have a domain name so your website can be found on the Internet. The domain name is essentially your company’s Internet address; the same way your company’s street address is used to find your offices, a domain name is used to find your website. Considering this, pick a domain name that’s memorable and relevant!
Since domains are so simple, buying them is too. Using our domain registration services, you can get a domain for just $10.99/year! Our Web Design Service packages include a free domain name, and makes it easier to link the domain name and the website together.
Types of Web Hosting
As technology has progressed different types of web hosting have appeared to meet the different needs of websites and customers:
Shared Web Hosting
Shared web hosting is the most common type of web hosting, and is also the easiest to start out on. Shared hosting is a service where one server is shared between many customers. This typically offers the following advantages and disadvantages:
- It’s cheaper – you don’t need to pay for the whole server upfront.
- It’s easier to use – the server is preconfigured with the most popular options and your hosting company will take care of any maintenance and security updates for you.
- You share the server resources with your neighbors – if one site becomes really busy it may affect (and slow down) all other sites on that server.
- It can be less flexible – like living in a shared apartment block your neighbors need to be considered. Similar to exclusions on keeping pets or throwing wild parties (but less fun), you probably won’t be able to block a specific port or modify a core component.
Because shared web hosting is the most common type of web hosting, most hosting companies simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting.