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How does web hosting a website work?

By wanting to develop your business you have decided to create a website. You must therefore choose a host.

Comparing the different web services is an essential step. Knowing how to ask the right questions is even more important

But, what is web hosting?

In computer jargon, the web host is a company that owns mainframe servers, the function of which is to store all the information as well as the files of your website (images, texts, design, etc.) in systems called databases. data. It is this service that will make your site accessible 24/7.

Knowing how to choose your host is the first step towards a professional website.

Hosting companies, depending on your needs, offer more or less efficient and expensive services. For example, the quality of the bandwidth influencing how quickly a site loads pages will depend on the size of the site. In the case, for example, of an e-commerce site containing more than 1000 pages, it is strictly forbidden to neglect the loading speed of the pages, to allow them to load quickly, so that the navigation on the site is the most optimal and as fluid as possible.

To do this, you need to choose a full service web host with excellent bandwidth. A word of advice, always check the quality of customer service, because if the technical support team is very quick in handling hosting-related issues, your site is unlikely to be impacted by these kinds of issues. In other words, it is a major asset for the credibility and notoriety of your site.

What solutions should I choose to host my professional website?

Above all, you have to understand how the different types of web hosting work to choose the one that suits you best, according to your current and future needs.

Shared hosting:

It consists of storing your site among others on the same web server. In terms of quality / price, this is the solution for a VSE, an SME or even an independent professional with less than 10,000 visitors / month on the site.

Hosting on a dedicated server:

This case consists of renting or even buying a server, it is the most suitable solution for you, if you plan a large site with more than 10,000 visitors / month or that you have several sites, this solution will allow you to put it on the same server. Of course, this solution is more expensive than the previous one, but it is often preferred by large companies, and a team will all be dedicated to hosting the site.

V.P.S (virtual private server) hosting:

Limited to 20 sites, the server is shared and all the sites of the latter have the same memory capacity and the same disk space. This is an egalitarian solution compared to the shared server. It is often dedicated to test sites or sites that will not or very little change, given the limited development capacity of the site.

Cloud hosting:

The server hosting the data can have access to resources external to the server being used, in other words if one of them fails, other dedicated servers take over. However, this kind of accommodation is weak when it comes to security.

Web Hosting one or more sites for free is possible: part of the server will be loaned to you free of charge, in return the host has advertising space on your site and the earnings generated by the advertising are theirs, however regular updates and technical support are not always guaranteed in the event of a problem. In order to create a website, it is recommended to choose a turnkey service, which will surely guarantee you the complete management of your hosting by a professional web service.

Web Hosting your website, the 5 criteria to take into account:

to find the right fit for you, serious reflection is essential. From the simple web page to the e-commerce site to strong Traffic; different characteristics, services and prices will be offered to you; However, pay attention to the following criteria when making your choice:

Storage space:

that will be assigned to you and that is corresponding to the current and future amount of data necessary for the operation of your site. However, we cannot tell you a minimum, it will depend on the size of your site. However, an average of 500 MB is recommended, for example for a showcase site of ten pages, not counting the storage of backups.

Bandwidth :

for this it is essential to have a good estimate of the number of visitors to the site. You must in all cases have sufficient bandwidth, in order to ensure optimal accessibility to your site. Most often hosts offer services with unlimited bandwidth, but compensate with limited storage space.

Access to the messaging service:

some web hosts offer an email service which may be useful. For example, if you are starting your own business, it is important to have a professional email address.

SSL certificate:

guaranteeing the security of hosted content and combating data piracy, hosting providers automatically offer it in their offers. Do not neglect it, because it materializes the word HTTPS, as well as a padlock located to the left of your site name in the URL bar of your web browser.

The ecological footprint of the web server:

so that your content is hosted, huge computers store your files. These need electricity to function. Add to that an air conditioning that runs 24 hours a day, to prevent overheating and possible fires. On average, a data center consumes as much electricity as 30,000 European inhabitants. This phenomenon is called digital pollution, start by choosing a host from your country with a clear ecological charter and recognized labels, to limit the ecological impact of your site, as we do with ours – thanks to the host your site is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so comparing the different hosts and their services is an essential step before even creating your website. So you need to take stock of your needs, especially if you are building your business site on your own, pay attention to the technical and environmental aspects before you take the plunge. If otherwise, you decide to hire professionals for the construction of your site. We offer you a completely tailor-made turnkey service, adapted to your needs and your objectives with a team of professionals who will be able to support you at every step.

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