Often overlooked, web hosting is a critical component of your Internet presence.
There are two basic types of hosting. We’ll help you choose based on your traffic expectations. While there is no reason to overpay for unneeded server resources, underestimating traffic can create slow service and poor Google page rankings. Scalable server service is a must to take care of any future needs.
Shared hosting means that your website is on the same server as many others. This is the most common service for the average website because it is the cheapest. Today’s technology provides excellent security and performance in shared hosting environments.
Dedicated hosting is a website hosting environment where servers are completely isolated from one another allowing users to configure their server anyway they want without affecting another user or being affected by other users activity. Usually, only websites with large databases or extreme traffic require dedicated environments.
Web Hosting Considerations
- Storage Requirements
- FTP Capabilities
- Technical Support
- Streaming Media Capabilities
Choosing The Right Domain Name
Choosing the right domain is critical. It can’t be too complicated or too long. You must purchase your domain from an authorized domain registrar. Domain registrars are companies that manage the reservation of Internet domain names. They are authorized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) an American multistakeholder group and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.
There are over 900 domain registrars. You can purchase your domain name through our hosting company Celeritas Hosting.
Once you have registered your domain name you need to “point” the name to a hosting company. This is done by changing the domain name setting at your registrar to the nameservers provided by your hosting company. Don’t worry, we will do this for you.
The host you choose will need to support the platform and the language from which your web site is built, ensure maximum up-time, solid security, and provide adequate support. This is the “home” for your web site so it’s important to choose the right one. We will work with you to determine your needs and find the right fit.