exactly is Web Hosting?
- Why do I need a Web Hosting
- What features should I look for in a
Web Hosting Company?
- Questions like these often overwhelm
potential web publishers that are
just starting out. But we are here to help you.
To start - What is Web Hosting and why do I need it?
- A web host is a company (like Talk Of The Town
Hosting) that manages computers and other equipment that are connected to
the Internet. A Web Hosting Company will then lease disk space on those computers
to store the files that make up your Website. This means there is a
computer in our data center on which your files are, or will be stored.
The Hosting computer will present your Website pages to visitors on the
Internet who request them.
What are some important features to look for in a web host?
- It is important for you to look at the server
up time, amount of disk space , the amount of bandwidth,
backups and their servers in general.
- Disk Space -
The more disk space you have the larger you can make your Website.
- Bandwidth -
Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that is transferred to and from
your Website. Each time a visitor comes to your site your web page data is
sent to their browser to display your web page. You want to make sure you
have enough bandwidth to display your Website to all the visitors you
expect. At Talk Of The Town Hosting even our most basic Economy Plan has a
tremendous amount of disk and bandwidth space. Plus, you can upgrade
anytime if your needs get bigger.
- Uptime - You
want your Website to be accessible to the public. The Internet is a
complicated network and sometimes glitches happen. However, Talk Of The
Town Hosting has a 99.9% uptime guarantee on our network! We have
Best-in-class networking in multiple data centers located in the U.S. and
Europe, giving your site visitors a better Web experience
- Scripting Language Support
- There are many languages you can use to add special features and
functionally to your Website. These languages are used by the most
advanced Website Designers. The description of these languages and what
they do is a subject all in itself, so we will not cover them here.
However you will see below that just because our hosting plans are
affordable and easy-to-use doesn't mean that we've ignored our tech-savvy
customers. We offer extensive language support on EVERY hosting plan, so
you and your site will feel right at home.
- Data Backups -
It is of utmost importance that your Website be backed up daily. The
importance of data to any business cannot be disregarded. Imagine if data stored in a server
is lost. It actually has the capacity to bring the entire business to a
halt. It will cost the business a lot of money just to retrieve the lost
data if it can be replaced at all. This ordeal is not an easy task. It is
therefore a very wise decision to look for a Hosting Company that has a
GREAT backup process. At Talk Of The Town Hosting we have enterprise
class backup and restore technologies - protecting your data with our full
and incremental backups and off-site retention. In short, our backup
process is the best in the industry.
- What Type of Hosting Server Do I Need - Windows
- When you set up your site hosting you will need to select either a
Windows or Unix Hosting Server. Many of the features are the
same on the servers, and people often ask which is best for them. The
decision probably is with what scripting language the server supports and
if you will be using them on your Website. If you
will be using ASP scripting or developing your Website using Microsoft
FrontPage, we would recommend setting up your hosting on a Windows Server.
Other than that, we would recommend Unix. Here is a list of supported
languages at Talk Of The Town Hosting.
- If you have any questions as to
which Hosting Server or plan is best or you, contact our technical support. They are great at
guiding you to your best selection. Be sure to have your pin number ready. If you do not have a
pin please create a free account.
Click Here Support Phone - (480) 624-2500.
- Do I need Web Hosting if I choose to create my Website using
- No you do not. It is included with Website Tonight for free.
As a matter of fact all you do to publish your WebSite Tonight Website is
click on a button. It is so easy to do. To find out more about WebSite
Take a look at all our Hosting Plans