Welcome to the GoWeb1 DIY guide on web hosting. We hope this page will be a helpful resource to you as you look to launch your website.

What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is the service that allows your website to be seen online. The code for your website must be “hosted” or stored on a server before it can be visible on the internet. Most people do not have their own servers, and choose web hosting through a service provider like GoWeb1.

Why Such Varied Prices for Web Hosting?

If you’ve been searching around the internet for the best hosting options, you’ve probably noticed that there are extremely different prices in web hosting packages. Most people want to know: What’s the difference? What should I go with? Generally, the prices vary in accordance with the desired level of security and customer support... Imagine the price of a home security system compared to a security system for a bank vault. Both deal in security, but the price to protect the bank vault will far exceed the price of protecting a home. The same is true for online hosting. Websites that deal with sensitive data (credit card information, home addresses, etc) need a much higher level of protection from a hosting agency than a website that is there purely to advertise a local business.

Standard Hosting

For a small, static website, GoWeb1 recommends going with an affordable, standard web hosting package. Most DIY sites fit this description (i.e. your site does not collect sensitive data from visitors, require e-commerce functionality, photo galleries, permission-based logins, downloadable forms, embedded links, social feeds, and so on.)

You can purchase a simple, reliable hosting plan here.

This plan provides fast and secure hosting: Get unlimited disk space & bandwidth producing excellent load times with 99.9% uptime. Choose from Linux or Windows servers and access leading control panels to manage your hosting environment.


  • 1 Website
  • 100 GB Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 100 Email Accounts
  • 10 MySQL Databases (1 GB ea.)


  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 500 Email Accounts
  • 25 MySQL Databases (1 GB ea.)


  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1000 Email Accounts2
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases (1 GB ea.)
  • 2X Processing Power & Memory (available for Linux/cPanel only)
  • FREE SSL Certificate with Fixed IP address

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Premium Enterprise Hosting

If, however, your site will deal with sensitive data and will require ecommerce, permission-based logins, or another high level functionality, then we recommend building a custom site with GoWeb1 and hosting on a much more select, secure server.

Partnering with Managed.com, here is what our enterprise hosting plan offers:

  • Tier IV datacenter - This is the highest, most stringent accreditation obtainable in web hosting and is considered the most robust and least prone to failure.
  • A dedicated IP address - This helps Google categorize your website above other IP servers.
  • 24/7/365 monitoring - This ensures you know of a problem the minute it happens.
  • Regular website backups - This is critical if your site goes down for any reason (hacking, a poor software update, accidental file deletion, etc) and means you can restore your site to its previous, unharmed condition.
  • Stellar customer support - This is great if you want reliable, prompt support from people you know (i.e. your trusted team at GoWeb1).

    Note: The Enterprise Hosting option is only available to sites that have been custom built and coded by GoWeb1. When we know the code of a site, it enables our team to fix problems much more quickly and ensure the highest possible customer satisfaction.

    Ready to Launch Your Site? Start hosting with GoWeb1 today! For more, contact our team online or call 217-241-8554.

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