Technology moves so quickly, many of us feel like an ostrich with our head buried in the sand. What was new yesterday is old news today and
trying to keep up with the technological advances can be mind-boggling for the common individual. If you have worked in an occupation that did
not move swiftly along with the Internet, your knowledge of even the basics can now be considered illiterate.
Now, more than ever before people are utilizing the Internet to advertise themselves and their businesses on the World Wide Web. In order to
establish your own web page on the Internet, it is important to understand some very important terms. The first and most important term to
getting your website on the Internet is “web hosting”. This refers to a service, a type of web site hosting service, used on the Internet to
allow various organizations and individuals’ to create, publish and promote their own websites on the World Wide Web.
A web host is a company or an individual that owns a server that is connected to the internet 24 hours per day, seven days per week and who is
willing to sell you a space on that server for a certain number of dollars. The ideal web host is online 99.9% of the time, however, many cannot
fulfill this goal. There is a broad range of what hosting services can and will do, so research is a large key to successfully finding the
correct server for your intentions.
There are many types of web site hosting. It is very important to review, outline and determine exactly what your personal needs in a hosting
company are prior to establishing any type of business relationship. It is also extremely important to research each company thoroughly to insure
that they are capable of providing the type of services you need for a price you can afford. There are many different ways to research a hosting
company. You can take the time to contact each company personally and inquire as to the parameters of their services; hoping that they will
honestly tell you the pros and cons of their business. However, you could access an independent Internet review company that specializes in web
hosting and compare their findings with your needs.