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What is Web Hosting?

October 5, 2017 • Web

You have all this wonderful content – your new headshot, the client testimonials, maybe some before and after pictures – and now you want everyone in the world to be able to see it. All you have to do is set up a website, and there it all is, right?

Well, not quite.  First, you have to have somewhere that hosts your website on a server online. I get that this sounds like gibberish if you really don’t get technology, but bear with me.

Imagine it this way: your website is a room in your house. It is decorated all nice, and you sure do love showing it to people, but right now, it’s just a bunch of furniture in a public park, and the cops are starting to ask questions. What you need is a house to put that furniture in! That’s where web hosting comes in. Like a house, it has a physical address that exists on an organized map, so people can find it, and it offers you a place to put your website. Once you move your wonderful furniture into the house, you’ll have to pay some property taxes, just like you’ll have to pay for hosting, but everyone will be able to find you by just using that address.

Just like everyone will be able to find you online once you have a web hosting service.

Plus, the cops will finally get off your back.

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