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How To Get Your Business Website Setup – Website Hosting

This is the second in a series of posts which will look at exactly what you need to know in order to get a website for yourself or your business up and running. This is step 2: website hosting.

See the bottom of the page for a hosting discount coupon code.

Step 2 – Website Hosting

At banoncom – Adelaide website design we can take care of all your website hosting needs. Just use the contact form for a prompt quote or information.

After you have registered your domain name it is time to organise your web hosting. Some domain registrars (actually most) have a web hosting service as part of the deal, however you can save money and get extra features if you shop around.

To have a website hosted basically means that all your files for your website are on a server which is accessible via the HTTP protocol, this means that they are only able to be seen by the public on the www but not changed.

To change your files on the web server you will normally get an FTP account set-up so you can access your files and upload changes to your website.

Another method which is widely used now is a Content management System or CMS. A CMS is a dynamic website which has the editable content managed by a database. With this type of system you can login via the HTTP protocol (via your web browser) and manage your content, so there is no real need for FTP access. Most CMS have a built in editor which can be used in HTML mode or WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). This can be used to add images, videos, text content, basically everything you need for managing the content on your website.

Hosting packages are usually advertised in monthly rates, however payment is usually per year. Most of the larger hosting companies have excellent control panels or CP. The control panels are accessed via a secure protocol from you web browser. They have many useful tools such as backup utilities, file browsers, email set-up wizards, CMS installing agents, data base administration tools, the list goes on. They usually have excellent help facilities such as 24 hour live chat and ticket systems.

As with anything it helps to shop around. Most web design companies, such as banoncom, will organise everything for you, or you can DIY and organise what best suits you. It’s a bit like getting a house built (but nowhere near as expensive) – you can let the Architect and Builder do everything for you or you can sub-contract it out as an owner builder.

There are many hosting companies on the web now days, most of the larger ones are off shore in the US, however there are also many in Europe, Asia and Australia. Currently the US is number one with over 23,000 listed hosting companies as opposed to just over 1,000 in Australia which ranks number 10 in the world.

So if you want to be an owner builder and DIY there is one hosting company we can recommend highly for their service, price and product. Use the coupon code below you will get an instant 25% discount off your web hosting package:

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  1. Kylie says:

    Hi, great info, I am looking to get a website up for my future business in pet fashion clothing. I have a bit of experience in wysiwg website editing software. I will see how I go.
    Thanks again and keep the info coming..
    Kylie Pet Fashion.

    1. banoncom says:

      Hi Kylie
      Thanks for the comment, let me know if we can help.
      Cheers.

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