How to Host
your Web Site?
name is registered, you will also need to do the following:
Hire some hosting
Hiring web server space to 'host'
Once you have registered your
domain name, the next thing to do is to search for a web site hosting company to
let them know that you need to host your website. They will need to know your
domain name is registered.
Hiring some space on a web server
to enable you to 'store' your website for the Internet is normally known as
hosting. The term web site hosting describes the physical location of a website,
or where the web site files physically 'live'.
A company that supplies this
service is commonly known as a "hosting" or a host company. Normally, a company
will host your website on their servers at a specified fee rate.
The levels of the hosting
services vary and the cost of hosting your website will usually be measured by
the amount of hosting server space you will need. The larger the size of your
web site, the more server space needed for your site and hence a higher cost.
Once you have registered with a
hosting company, you will be given what's known as the FTP details of your web
site, which essentially are a user name and password that will allow you to
transfer your website files to the host server to make it live. Don't worry
about the details, as this is the point at which GECS does the transfer of your
web site for you. As long as we have the information required, we can manage the
whole of the process for you.
Shared Server Hosting
Shared server-hosting means a web
site that is located on a bigger server along with other websites. This form of
hosting is the most common and the most cost effective way of publishing a
website. In the beginning, this type of hosting was considered to provide less
user control over their website, with perceived poor security and compromised
web site performance normally due to the number of other web sites on the
server. But this is now a thing of the past as now most established UK and
European web hosting companies now provide complete and advanced shared web site
hosting. Here at GECS , we can also offer great value hosting packages that
offer some of the best prices available today.
Dedicated Server Hosting
Dedicated server-hosting means
that the web hosting company will supply a web site owner with their own,
individual server, which is not shared by any other web site. Dedicated hosting
is good for a larger web site or someone who has to manage multiple website on
the same server. The server provides the user enhanced security with improved
reliability if it was compared to a shared hosting server. The user is also
offered increased software and configuration choices than those offered by
Normally, the costs associated
with the server software are usually high and there will be a need for greater
technical skills to actively maintain a dedicated server.
Co-location Server Hosting
In the case of a co-location
server hosting, the web site user owns the server but the web host houses the
physical location of the server. This type of hosting is very similar to
dedicated hosting, but the only real difference is that instead of the web host
supplying the customer with a web server, the customer supplies their own
server. The user has near enough full control over the entire server with
co-location hosting. The main setback is that the cost for software, security
and maintenance is increased.
To find out more information on
hosting, visit help forums such as the
web hosting talk forum or the hosting FAQs in
. Note a lot of the information will be biased towards the American market,
but once you learn more about what you want then come and talk to us and we will
give you a package tailored for your needs. If you don't fancy going through
lots of reading then GECS normally offers a hosting service designed for your
specific web site needs.
Contact us here to discuss your needs, so that
we can assist you to get your website up and running on the web.