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Dummies' Guide to Web Hosting

Most people haven't a clue on how to start on their web sites. We have come up with a simple guide to explain all web hosting features offered in the market and helping people get what they really need for their websites. We will be adding more helpful materials to aid you in your website. So, bookmark this page for future references to view our updates.

Personal Computers, Servers Or ISP?

You need a server to host your site so that it can be viewed over the internet. This server can either be an Internet Service Provider or of your own. Most websites are hosted by an Internet Service Provider because they can provide powerful server hardware, high speed connections and reliable server support.

Most providers have very fast connections to the Internet such as a full T3 fiber-optic (45 Megabytes per second) connections which is about 1000 high speed (56 Kilobytes per second) modems combined.

For those who are looking to set up their own servers and host their own websites, a personal computer is often not powerful enough to do the job. As the name suggests, a personal computer can hardly handle multiple visitors to your website- servers are needed to handle these visitors simultaneously.

Getting Your Web Hosting

There are thousands of companies that offer web hosting for your website. Which to choose and what to look out for? With the multitude of features and terms in each hosting plan, it can be puzzling for those who are just starting out. The golden rule in choosing your website: Nothing beats reliable web hosting. Many web hosting plans offer more space, more benefits than others. The decision to your web hosting should be based on reliability. We have seen too many disappointed website owners who chose benefits and space over reliability.

What do We Provide?

At DW Design, we provide servers with 99.8 % uptime. These servers are rented from huge server companies; they do the maintenance and support on a large scale for thousands of companies like us and we rent their servers and services. Will this jack up the overall web hosting prices for end users? No. As we have previously mentioned, web hosting is a highly competitive field and it is amazing how these server companies are even making profits. We make some pocket money while designing websites for our clients. Check out our web hosting plans today!

In the event of our server company turning into a bad hat, we simply switch to another server company and the whole process is seemingly seamless. We have other websites hosted together with your website and if anything happens, there are 2 groups of people looking out for your website- the server company and us.

Other Web Hosting Terms

Ready to move on to more terms? Read on to learn what your website needs. Alternatively, you can choose our all-in-one website package to let us handle everything- Contact us today!


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