If you became self-employed in the Internet, you normally need a website, a blog, a shop or any other website. That is not so easily made at the beginning, is partly due to the many English words that do not really help a “hosting laity”. Therefore, I would like to address the basics of hosting in today’s article, and introduce the various popular hosting options and their advantages and disadvantages.
In the third article of this small series I have listed for specific projects such as internet shops, forums, blogs, etc., which are criteria to consider when we make a hosting choice.
Today is about the most general principles and methods of website hosting. The surprising first knowledge of many of my web design new customers is that the site is not located on your own computer and is accessed from the Internet. Instead, there is this special provider, so-called Hoster, which usually does not do other than to build up masses of computers in special rooms and “store” against money there websites of individuals and companies to deliver and around the clock on the Internet. Of course you can also own their own computer, called a server put in the cellar, these have around the clock in the Internet and store their own sites there.
For self-employed this is usually not the best option, since it is quite expensive, time-consuming and of course you have the necessary know-how. Larger firms are more frequent to afford a dedicated server “in the closet”.
If you use an external hosting provider, then you pay a monthly rental amount, which is based in the height of the type of hosting, the performance offered, the service and other additional functions booked.