What Is Web Hosting And Why Do I Have To Pay For It?
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What Is Web Hosting And Why Do I Have To Pay For It?

By October 1, 2016 June 26th, 2019 No Comments

When you create a website, you need to consider the web hosting services carefully, because the upload speed, security, and quality of your domain depend on it. Regardless of how well- designed and secure your website is, if your hosting service is bad, your website would falter. We believe that choosing the right hosting service is vital to establishing a successful website.

What is Web Hosting? 

A website needs to be stored on a server that has enough space to house the data and is connected to the internet 24/7. There are different kinds of hosting services available; some are designed for smaller websites while others are designed for larger, enterprise websites. These hosting services include:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Virtual Private Server or VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting

Why Do You Need to Pay for the Service? 

Hosting services can be expensive, especially if you need a more secure, high-speed server with plenty of space. However, there are many reasons why you need to pay for them, such as:

  • Website Storage –The hosting server stores your website data including all your web pages, videos, pictures, whitepapers, and content. This takes up space and you rent this space when you choose their hosting services. The service providers need to purchase these services, power them, maintain them, and keep them running; and all of this requires a considerable amount of investment, which is why you pay for the hosting service. 
  • Internet Connection –Your website needs to be accessible 24/7, and that can happen only if the server your website is stored in is connected to the Internet 24/7. Hosting services use a specialized Internet connection to ensure their clients’ websites don’t face much downtime; they pay large monthly bills to keep that connection active. 
  • Security –Hosting services have to ensure that all the data stored on their servers is as secure as possible. They have to invest in sophisticated cyber-security systems to ensure no one can hack into their servers and steal client data. This also requires investment and expense. 

As you see, hosting services have to spend a lot of money to store and operate your website, which is why you have to pay for the service. If you want to know more about web hosting, contact us at The Search Marketing Shop or give us a call at 0330 122 4960. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help.