What is website hosting?

If you’re never owned a website before, you can be forgiven for not knowing about website hosting.

If you think of your website as a property, then hosting is the land on which your property is built. Every website on the internet requires some form of hosting in order to be publicly accessible to other people.Your hosting cost is essentially the rental cost of claiming your little bit of server space on the internet.

Hosting costs are relative to the size and popularity of a website. The more popular a website becomes, the more server bandwidth it requires and the higher the hosting cost.

However, this generally isn’t a concern for most small business websites as it can take hundreds of thousands of website “hits” before bandwidth becomes a real issue.

As a web designer, I choose to absorb my small business clients hosting costs on their behalf, so it’s something that they simple never have to worry about.

Planet53 websites are hosted through Cloudways managed cloud based servers. This ensures fast loading speeds which is very important for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Jim @ Planet53