If you are thinking of launching your own website or making the leap towards more powerful hosting, you are sure to come to mind a lot of questions related to the services you need for it. What is web hosting? What kinds of hosting are there? Which is the most convenient for me: shared hosting, a VPS or better a Dedicated Server?
There is an answer to all the doubts, starting with the most basic and advancing to more complex concepts or additional services that you may need. But do not worry, all explanations are meant for beginners.
What is web hosting?
Think about the folders and files you store on your computer. They are saved on your computer’s hard drive so you can access them whenever you need them. Now, the difference is that the computer where you store your web should always be on because you want to be able to access it at any time of the day.
Unlike the computer that we can have at home, to serve a website we need a machine that is connected to the Internet through a network that has a broader bandwidth than the typical domestic connections. And above all that is fully operational 24 hours a day, every day.
Therefore, we call hosting or web hosting to the storage service provided by these servers. And web hosting providers, offer you that space to host your website and that can be available 24 hours a day and from anywhere in the world.
The web hosting is precise so that your website is always online and everyone can access it, it is necessary that you have to host or web hosting where you can store it. A computer that we are accustomed to working with and a home internet connection would not be enough to make your website available to everyone.
Types of Web Hosting Services
Depending on the type of web you have or want to create, you will need a hosting service or another. For example, if you have a small personal blog, a hosting plan of the most basic would be enough for you.
Although each project will be different, let’s explain in a nutshell what you might need. If you are not sure or have doubts about which service to choose, we recommend that you contact the hosting provider that you have chosen.
Shared Web Hosting:
A hosting plan gives you space on a server where you share resources with more users. Depending on the plan you choose, you can have multiple websites hosted on the same service. In our case, all hosting services have unlimited traffic. I would highly recommend this hosting for beginners who thought of starting a new website/blog.
Virtual Private Server(VPS):
A private virtual server or VPS is a physical server divided into multiple virtual machines independent of each other. Because the hardware is shared, the cost of a virtual server is often significantly lower than that of a dedicated (physical) server.
A WordPress Cloud plan is a VPS server configured and optimized on a platform specialized in WordPress, the most used content manager in the world. Our plans use SSD disks, Nginx web server, Redis and varnish caching systems, special server-level configurations, updates and automatic backups to ensure the security of your application.
It is a physical machine, a computer, which is destined to a single client. That client is an absolute user of the resources of that server, from the bandwidth to the disk space.
This is a server that is halfway between a VPS server and a dedicated server. That is, it has the dedicated hardware resources combined with the virtualization technology of the VPS.
Let’s have a look at the best and more popular hosting companies in the area of web hosting.
Bluehost is a company dedicated to web hosting since 1996, at which time it began its activities and day by day growing systematically in terms of improvements, added and without hesitation, increasing its customers.
If you want to use Bluehost, you have two options, on the one hand, to mount a website from the beginning, or if you already have a website created, you have the option to migrate it to Bluehost.com.
As for technical support and customer service Bluehost, we can say that it is available 24 hours a day so you can consult all the questions you have, you can use: Telephone call, real-time chat, shipping of e-mail, sending of tickets through the web.
We must clarify that hosting Blue is not available in Spanish, can only be used in English, however, it is a very simple platform to use, so you will not have problems understanding the operation of hosting.
Hiring the Blue Hosting service is very simple, only a few steps are required and everything is done online:
Step 1: To enter the web bluehost.com and select the option to register, choosing the hosting package you want, in the following section we will tell you in detail what packages are available.
Step 2: You must complete the form with your personal data, choosing, in turn, the payment method that you will use. Find currently available coupon code in our Deals page in order to get discount.
Step 3: Once the payment has been made, with the chosen medium, you will have at your disposal almost immediately your own Bluehost panel.
In order to use the Bluehost Hosting service, you must change the names of the servers in your registration service for the domain to properly delegate to Bluehost.
Finally, you will already have all the tools available to personalize your website as you wish.
Hostgator is another excellent hosting service that has broad features that allow you to obtain a web hosting service of excellence.
One of the characteristics that most identifies Hostgator.com among hosting users is the fact that it has unlimited services, such as storage spaces, bandwidth and so on. It also has a free email account creation service, with extensive customization with the name of your domain, the well-known Quick Install that allows you to perform the installation of scripts and applications with just one click. In order to use Hostgator, it is necessary that you create a registration account on the web, the steps to do so are simple and fast to complete and are carried out completely remotely:
Step 1: The first step is to enter www.hostgator.com and select the hosting package you want, which we will mention in the next section.
Step 2: In the second step, you must complete a form with all your personal data, and in turn select the domain you want to use as the basis for the account you are registering.
Step 3: The third step is the corresponding payment of the service, at this time you can also use a coupon to get discount. Find currently available coupon code in our Deals page. Remember that payments can only be made by credit card or PayPal.
Step 4: Once you have completed the above steps, your account will automatically be activated to start using it.
Siteground, a hosting service that covers a wide range of services with the aim of being able to give each of its clients the features they need to meet their needs and be able to complete all projects.
Siteground hosting is a hosting company created in 2004 by a group of university students who had as objective the operation of an internal hosting to be used inside the residence only by students.
In order to use the Siteground Hosting service, you must register an account, following a few simple steps that are done remotely:
Step 1: The first step is to enter the Siteground.com website and select the package you want to hire.
Step 2: In the second step, you will have to select if you want to register a new domain or if you will use one that you already have registered.
Step 3: Next, you must complete the registration form, which includes all your personal information, a password for your account and your email address. In addition, you will have to choose your means of payment, clarifying that only the service can be paid by credit card, either Visa or MasterCard.
Step 4: Finally, in the fourth and last step you will have to complete the payment, and you will be able to use your account and start creating your websites.
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