Web Hosting

The business generated through your brick and mortar store is decreasing with each passing month. If this continues, a time will come when you will have no option left apart from closing down your physical store. The strangest part is that your most loyal clients are no longer purchasing their requirements from your shop. It is time that you started promoting and selling your goods and services through on online shop. However, in order for the search engines to index your website properly so that it appears at the top of the search engine results, you need to search engine optimize your website. If you reside in Birmingham, search for a reputable seo birmingham agency and hand over the task to them. However, this alone will not help you get clients. You should host your website on the server of a reputable web hosting company.

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What is web hosting and who needs it?

Once your website is ready for launching, and you have purchased a suitable domain name, you have to upload the same to a server, which can be located in your city or in a different corner of the globe. These hosting companies also have a dynamic name server (DNS), which translates the http://www.yoursite.com input on a browser and directs the browser to the appropriate website. Anybody who wants to launch their website needs such services. You should always choose a company that has a minimum uptime of 99.99%. This ensures that potential clients will not view the "404 page not found" term on their browser when attempting to visit your website. The DNS generates this code when the hosting server is down.

Why do people need web hosting?

Theoretically, you can use your home or office PC to host your online shop. However, you can rest assured that this solution will not work once your web store starts receiving thousands of requests per hour as the configuration of your personal computer does not have the processing power required to accept and process so many requests in such a short duration of time. By the way, you can request the professionals of the SEO Birmingham agency to find a good hosting solution for you, if you are not sure about the type of speed and storage space your site will require.

Different types of hosting

Shared hosting: This is the cheapest solution available in which the hosting company uses a single computer to host different websites. This might be good for individuals who are just starting a business, but is not for online shops that have a high number of footfalls.

Dedicated hosting: In this option, the hosting agency provides you with a dedicated server. You also have the option of increasing disk space, RAM, and bandwidth as and when required. This type of hosting is secure too when compared with shared hosting.

Some of the other types of hosting solutions include:

- Managed WordPress hosting
- Virtual private server
- Cloud based hosting
- Colocation web hosting

They all have their pros and cons. You can ask details about such services from the professionals of the SEO Birmingham agency.