The challenge is that most beginners don’t know the best way to host a website. Many even believe that it requires special technical skills to host their own websites.
That’s simply not true.
If you choose the right approach, then you can easily host your own website within just a few minutes. In most cases, it is just as easy as creating a facebook account.
In this beginner’s series guide, we’ll show you the exact steps on how to host a website without learning any technical skills.
We will also explain how it all works behind the scenes. This would help you gain a basic understanding of different ways to host a website.
How to host a website
Here is what you’ll learn in the guide.
1. What does it mean to host a website?
2. What do you need to host a website?
3. Different types of web hosting services?
4. Choosing the right plan to host a website?
5. How much it cost to host a site?
6. How to host a website on your computer?
7. Putting your local server website online
8. FAQs about hosting a website
1. What Does it Mean to Host a Website?
Hosting a website means that you put your website files on a special computer called server. This computer makes your website files publicly accessible on the internet, so anyone can visit it.
In order for other people around the world to see the website, these special computers have a particular set of software installed. This software is called a web server.
A web server’s basic job is to receive incoming requests and respond by sending the requested page to the user’s browser.
Hosting a website
Now all of this may sound like bunch of technical jargon, and it is.
However, you don’t need to learn how to do all these things in order to host your website. Luckily, there are thousands of companies that offer this as a service (at very low cost).
All websites on the internet use a web hosting company to host their websites. Even tech giants like Netflix (hosted on Amazon) and PayPal (hosted by Google Cloud hosting) use third-party service providers for their hosting.
There are only a handful of companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon that completely host all their services on their own platforms.
They can do this because they have the technical and financial resources to take on such a huge task. All other businesses (including us) use a web hosting company to host their website.