Hosting & DNS Services
There are many options when it comes to hosting services and providers, each has its pros and cons. Many of the larger hosting companies like Godaddy, Bluehost, HostGator, and 1&1 offer competitive monthly and yearly rates for hosting. Several companies will give you a domain name for free when you purchase hosting. Hosting is essentially where your website files will reside, and where your domain name will point, much like a PO Box at the postal service.
Types of Hosting
There are several types of hosting to choose from, and most hosting companies offer similar plans. The most common are VPS, Shared hosting, dedicated, and managed WordPress. Shared hosting is most common for everyday websites, offering backups and good malware protection for minimal cost. Managed WordPress hosting is similar to shared hosting with the exception that it is optimized for WordPress. VPS hosting services generally include some sort of automatic backups, and should your site come down for any reason, restoring is fairly simple. Dedicated servers are reserved for those websites requiring massive storage and bandwidth capabilities. Let Web Works help you to determine the best hosting package for your website and potentially save money on your hosting.
What is a Registrar?
A Registrar is an accredited company, like Godaddy, who is able to sell top-level domain names like .com and .net to the public. A registrar is also a company that will hold a domain name, but not necessarily offer the hosting package for a website.
Email is a critical communication point for many customers. We use email to communicate to our employees and our customers, and it is essential it is up and running 24/7. Your email is maintained on one of several places like Gmail or Yahoo mail. You may also have professional email though, like "firstname.lastname@example.org". This type of email is likely tied to your hosting package, but may be maintained at a separate hosting company that offers email, like Microsoft Outlook. No matter where your email is set up, it is controlled by an MX (Mail Exchange) Record. Most companies offer either 250MB of storage or unlimited storage, depending on the email package. Web Works can help you to determine the best option for your email needs. Contact Us today for a free consultation!