Why do I need a web host?
A web host is a company that provides the server (a super computer) where your website is uploaded. The server is connected to the Internet so visitors can see your site through their web browser. A web host is required in order to have a web site.
What are the costs?
Web hosting is pretty cheap. For most sites, shared hosting is the best option. Shared hosting is like an apartment complex. Many different sites are sharing the same space. Most shared hosting costs less than $5 per month.
If you find your site outgrowing the shared hosting, you should consider moving to a dedicated server or VPS system to manage your growing size. We’d be happy to discuss those options with you.
Do you have any recommendations?
Thyme For Design has been working with MidPhase for several years. They have been a solid, reliable host for many of our clients. They have phone support and instant online chat services within the Central time zone that makes it very convenient and easy to reach them when needed.
MidPhase has very inexpensive hosting plans for a variety of web sites. Their most basic plan will include everything you need for a small business site. Visit MidPhase.com to sign up.
I already have a web host, do I need to switch to a different company?
Depending on your current hosting situation, you may want to consider switching hosts to get lower rates or increased bandwidth. You might want to visit MidPhase.com to compare their rates and packages with your current hosting options.
Every site we build has a database as it’s foundation.This means that your host must be able to provide database (sometimes referred to as MySQL) functionality. This is pretty common and most hosting companies provide this service by default. There are a few companies that do not have this as an option, or are unable to support the software we use. In those cases, switching to a new host will be essential and we can walk you through the steps of transferring to a new host.
If you have any additional questions about web hosting, please feel free to contact us.