FAQs: Web Hosting

Web Hosting

  1. What is Web hosting?
  2. How do I know which Web hosting package is best for me?
  3. What Is Shared Hosting?
  4. What Is Bandwidth?
  5. Is Unlimited Bandwidth Possible?
  6. Can I use Microsoft® Expression® Web, Dreamweaver® or other website design software packages?
  7. How do I upgrade my Web hosting package?
  8. Do you offer a guarantee with your Web hosting packages?

What is Web hosting?

  • Web hosting is the technology that puts your website online. It is one of the three essential components of establishing your Web presence: a domain name (Web address), a website and a Web host. Your domain name tells people where to find you, your website is viewed by your visitors, and hosting makes your site part of the Internet. Quite simply, the definition of Web hosting is an online storage service for any content displayed or accessed through your website. Common examples of stored information include images, video, or design templates.
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How do I know which Web hosting package is best for me?

  • In order to choose a hosting package that will fit your needs, begin by thinking about the goals of your business. The biggest differentiators between hosting packages are the size of disk space, monthly data transfer, number of email-boxes and tools such as open source applications and programming languages. After you determine how you plan to use your site and the amount of traffic you expect on your site, you'll be able to identify which package is best for your business.

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What Is Shared Hosting?

  • In a shared hosting environment multiple web sites are served through a single server. Shared hosting is the most common method of hosting sites for small-to-medium size users with light to moderate Web traffic.

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What Is Bandwidth?

  • Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transmitted at a given moment to a server. The higher your bandwidth, the larger amount of traffic your site can handle at one time.
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Is Unlimited Bandwidth Possible?

  • No. Offering unlimited bandwidth or disk space is simply not possible as all hardware has limitations.
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Can I use Microsoft® Expression® Web, Dreamweaver® or other website design software packages?

  • Yes. Web Hosting packages come with file transfer (FTP) capabilities to allow you to upload website content, including complete website pages built with design software such as Microsoft® Expression® Web and DreamWeaver®.
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How do I upgrade my Web hosting package?

  • If you need more storage, data transfer capability, or multiple file transfer (FTP) accounts, simply contact us and we can adjust your account or move you to a different package.
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Do you offer a guarantee with your Web hosting packages?

  • Whether you are building your first website, or maintaining a sophisticated site for your business demands, you are backed by 99.99% uptime* and free 24/7 live, technical support.
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