I’m going to explain everything you need to know about web hosting at the end of this video you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision when you buy a hosting service sound like a plan great let’s get started.
1-okay so the basics hosting is the home of your website
– if you’re on a website you’ll need somewhere to host it that’s exactly what web hosting is now there are different types of hosting services you’ve got shared hosting reseller hosting Virtual Private servers or VPS and dedicated servers but we’re going to be looking at shared hosting in this video because that’s the most popular and affordable type of hosting so hosting is basically the computer and network infrastructure that keeps your website available across the internet it also provides other key services like email for you so how does it all work well it all starts with a server which is basically a powerful computer which is stored in a highly secure purpose-built multi-million pound facility called the data center the data center provides the network and powered connectivity with temperature control backup systems fire suppression and high levels of physical security security is also important at the server level so the servers are actually built with dual components four critical components things like hard drives and power supply units and the reason for this is to make sure that your website is available but all times so when you order a hosting service what you’re actually purchasing is the physical disk space on the server as well as the bandwidth which is a network connection for the server and you’ll often see hosting advertised in terms of disk space and bandwidth so you might see for example five gig five gigabytes of disk space and gigabytes of bandwidth per month so the disk space that covers your website and all of your files including key files things like your emails and the monthly bandwidth allowance this is the amount of traffic that comes in and out of your web science and your hosting space so that will usually most of it will be made up by email traffic in and out but also things like people visiting your website and where you actually publish your website files in order to manage your web hosting you’ll need access to a user-friendly interface called a control panel the one of the most popular control panel is called cPanel.
2-and this allows you to manage key areas
of your hosting things like setting up email addresses managing domains and forwarding managing databases that kind of thing and this shields you basically from any of the sort of technical aspects of the hosting if you want to build your own website you can use a tool like website builder which is included and this basically allows non-technical users to build and maintain a website and it uses templates pre-made templates you just add your own text and images and then can publish it for more advanced users or maybe you’ve got a web designer then there are more advanced tools and applications which are included for free so so you can sort of manage databases and also use other tools to build your website and these kind of saw these applications these include popular content management systems like WordPress as well as more advanced ecommerce tools like PrestaShop and Magento so you can start selling online other security features are things like anti-spam software and data backup and these ensure the integrity of your email and your data if if you’re with one hosting company and you want to transfer to another hosting company that’s very straightforward this is a process called migration and basically your files are copied from your current hosting to your new hosting service there are just a couple of small changes that need to be made to your domains and name server settings for that process to be fully completed ok so there you have it that’s your quick guide to web hosting I hope you found that useful if you like this video don’t forget to give it the big thumbs up and subscribe to our channel so you can get updated whenever we have any new content for you also please feel free to share it with your friends and also anyone who you know who’s got who’s looking for a hosting service if you’ve got any comments just put them below I really appreciate it I do read them and I will get back to you ok thanks very much for