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What is Web Hosting?

Date: 1 February 2021
Author: ellyse

What Exactly is Web Hosting?

Web Hosting in the simplest terms is parking your website on the internet. An even similar way to think of it is, purchasing a car park in a building complex. Having a valet take your car(website) and park it in a car space (allocated server space). Once your website is made available on the internet, it can be accessed by other computers connected to the internet.

Web Hosting

How Does it all Work?


Web hosts such as rent out their services and technologies to host websites on the internet. Once the hosting company hosts your website, users can access it by typing in your domain name in their web browser. When this domain name is typed into the user’s browser this connects the computer to a server your website is hosted on. The server then sends back files that are stored on the server to the user’s computer and displays it on your web browser.

Which web hosting package is right for you?

There is a wide range of web hosting packages here at to suit website needs.
  • Startup: If you only require having a business domain email without a website this is the perfect package for you.
  • Core: Is exactly right for small websites either personal or small business with great inclusions, disk space and bandwidth to get you started online.
  • Core Plus: is our most popular – you will have heaps of inclusions for your growing website as well as being able to host Unlimited Domains.
  • Prime: is best for busy websites, you will have 60 GB of disk space and unlimited everything else – never worry about going over your bandwidth limit again.
  • Ultimate: is the ultimate choice for your websites, you will have 80 GB of disk space and unlimited everything else.
For more information visit our web hosting plans page Here!

Other hosting options

There are several ways to host your website, let’s go through some of them now
  • Windows Hosting is website hosting that uses a Windows operating system. Because the most common web hosting plan options operate on Linux. So, this is perfect if you are more familiar with the windows operating system.
  • VPS Hosting runs its own copy of an operating system (OS), and you may have to request for superuser level access within the OS. This will enable you to be able to install almost any software that runs on that OS. This can be a much-preferred method for customers as it allows Linux OS to run servers.
  • Reseller Hosting allows you to use web hosting services to be sold to an individual or third-party organization. The Reseller hosting enables and organization to act as a web hosting provider without the need to build, operate and manage a web hosting infrastructure.
In summary, there is not just one kind of web hosting, but a wide range to help suit your needs. Here at our support team is here to help you with any inquiries you have with hosting.
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