Is hosting required for my website?Erica
Yes, hosting is required for a website to be reachable on the Internet. For people to find your website, the files and data must be stored on a host.
Why are there different types of hosting?Erica
Depending on the type of business, management and knowledge of the website owner determines the type of hosting service. There are various types of hosting but at Web Designs 4 Less we offer Shared, VPS, and Dedicated servers.
Is hosting the same as a domain?Erica
No, they are different because a domain name is how visitors can find you, while hosting is where the website files are stored. Both hosting and a domain name are required if you want a functioning website.
Can I use Web Designs 4 Less to develop my website but have a different hosting company?Erica
Yes, there are situations where a company may already have a host for the website but, prefer website development from Web Designs 4 Less.
Is shared hosting better than VPS or a Dedicated server?Erica
There are pros and cons with different types of hosting but there isn’t a right or wrong. It really depends on your business type, business growth, and business need. Shared hosting means much of the controls/settings are preset and your website is on the same server as other websites, while with VPS and Dedicated servers your website is with more freedom under the controls of the website owner.
Is my uptime impacted by the hosting provider?Erica
Yes, it is important to have a good hosting provider to better unsure the website uptime. If you choose an unreliable hosting provider your website downtime could be increased depending on the stability of their servers.