What is Web Hosting

Web hosting is where your website lives on the internet. It is like rent for your website. It is important because if your site goes down people can’t find you.

Why is web hosting important?

  • Agent Hack Story Bad hosting can ruin your reputation.
  • Viral Blog Post story

Kinds of Web Hosting

  • Free
    • Not recommended.
    • If you must use WordPress.com
  • Shared Hosting
    • Cheap
    • Can’t Handle Lots of Traffic
    • Least Secure
    • Slowest
  • VPS
    • Slightly Better than shared hosting
    • More Expensive
    • Harder
    • Faster
  • Managed
    • Moderate Price
    • Scales to Lots of Traffic
    • Secure
    • Fastest
  • Dedicated
    • Highest Price
    • Does Not’ Scale Well
    • Hardest to Use
    • Faster

Recommended Hosting Companies

  • BlueHost $8 Shared $40 Managed
  • Media Temple $20 Managed
  • WP Engine $30-$100 Managed

Companies to Avoid

  • GoDaddy
  • 1and1
  • SquareSpace
  • Wix
  • Weebly

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