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DIY guide to website hosting

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.) 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.

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