Secure Website Hosting with WSS Media - When you have a website, you will need somewhere for that website to live; this is called hosting. There are many website hosting companies, with varying hosting plans. Hosting is a computer similar to your home computer, where you can store all your website files so people on the internet can access them.
Main points to consider for your Website Hosting:
- Storage size
- Email availability if required
- Security protection from hackers
- Uptime (the amount of time the website always shows on the internet)
- Backups (whether or not copies of your website are retained in the event of breakages or hacker attacks)
- Speed of page delivery
- Shared or dedicated server
A dedicated server is essential as most seemingly cheap hosting companies will host your website on a shared server. Whilst this may be okay for small fun type websites, the nature of a shared hosting service means your website is stored on a shared area with many other websites.
Although this may not seem a problem, did you know 'shared' means your website will share all the hosting area features with all the other websites stored in that area? Therefore, if one website is popular, it will use most of the available storage area resources, and your website will run very slowly at best. Slow websites are not popular on the web today, and you will be penalised. A dedicated server will dedicate all resources to your website allowance, this is a little more expensive but a much better hosting solution if you want your website to be found.
In general, most seemingly cheap hosting prices start from $3 or $4 per month and are usually heavily discounted in the first year. It may well then rise to as much as $60+ per month after that. Also, this usually does not include emails!
WSS Media's most popular hosting is a little under $22 per month. Our Managed Dedicated Server provides excellent security, backups, emails with spam protection, super-fast speeds and incremental storage growth for a growing website. Total cost per year $260 paid annually.