What is web hosting? Well, according to Google dictionary it’s “the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites.”. But what does it mean? Web hosting is the physical location of your website – It’s home. It’s where the images, videos and files that make your website are stored. Usually on computers called servers. The web hosting provider manages these servers and provides the necessary technologies and services needed (such as a domain) for the website to be viewed on the internet.

Now you might be thinking, “why can’t I just host my website from home?”. Well, you can. However there are limitations. Firstly, you should know how to set up the server. Then, you will need to investigate your bandwidth quota to find out if your ISP (internet service provider) allows you to run websites on your home Internet connection. Also, your computer needs to be on 24/7 as your website will be unavailable when your computer is switched off or rebooted. Finally, even if you did manage to set up your server at home, your website will load  very slowly home internet connections are not designed to host websites.

So If you are looking for a web hosting provider, we can help. Garvey’s IT Services can host your website for as little as £5 a month. And on top of that, if you find cheaper hosting services anywhere in the North East, we will match their price. So if you’re looking for a reliable web hosting provider get in touch today. Our expert team are always on hand to provide support, keeping server downtime’s to a minimum meaning your website will be up and running when you need it most.

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