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Understanding the Basics of Website Hosting

If you are new to creating a website for your business, you may come across many unfamiliar terms. One of the most common terms is “web hosting”.

What does the term “web hosting” refer to?

Web hosting refers to a service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible on the Internet. In simpler terms, web hosting is the process of storing website files and data on a remote server. Thus, making them available to be accessed by anyone with an internet connection. The server’s available memory, processing power (CPU) and RAM are critical factors that significantly affect the performance of a website. 

Since each website has different requirements, the type of hosting can vary and can be customized to suit the specific need of the website. 

Let’s look further into this.

Different types of web hosting:
  1. Shared hosting: multiple websites share resources on a single server. This kind of hosting plan is the suitable choice for websites or e-shops with moderate traffic. It is cost effective and can provide sufficient resources for moderate traffic levels. 
  2. Dedicated hosting: a dedicated server that provides exclusive use of server resources for a single website. This kind of hosting plan is best for websites with high traffic and high expectations on resources. It provides exclusive use of server resources, which means that the website has full access to the server’s processing power (RAM) and storage space. This results in faster page loading times, better website performance and higher levels of security. 
  3. Cloud hosting: a hosting service that uses multiple servers to provide resources and offers flexibility and scalability. Cloud servers are best suitable for websites and applications that require flexibility, scalability, reliability and high availability. They are particularly beneficial for businesses or organizations that experience sudden spikes in traffic or need to handle large volumes of data

AlphaCode is dedicated to providing you with ongoing support and assistance for any concerns you may have when it comes to hosting your website, ensuring that you have the necessary support to meet your needs. Feel free to contact us whenever you feel ready for this new journey of yours.