What is Web Hosting?
You just moved into a new city, and you are planning to open your shop there. The first thing you need to start looking for is a place, this is where your clients will come to you to buy your products, where you store your products and where you spend your day right? This is your web hosting in the easiest explanation i can give. But let me explain it more with couple of more related details.
What is Web Hosting?
The easiest way to explain it in my opinion is by saying it’s the hard drive that you are storing your website files on. But let’s go a bit deeper in explantation, web hosting providers (or service providers) are the companies that share their Data Center Storage for users like me and you all over the world in order for us to upload our websites information, images, files and other sort of data. They definitely charge you for that but they give on top of the physical storage the support and the continuance technology upgrades.
There is 2 main numbers you need to check when you are getting your web hosting, the disk space or the quota which is the max file size you can upload to your website, and the bandwidth which is how much your server allows you to upload and download files to your website (every time you open your website you are downloading).
Oh yes one last point, it’s a necessary to have it in order to have a website.
Help in Mobility
By saying mobility we mean that you can move things in an easy way not using Mobile
Phones, with this out of the way, let’s say that you that you are just starting your
business, you opened Google and you searched for a nice free or cheap website
online builders, you got this nice offer with 90% discount due to some event and you
registered with them. YaaaaY we got a website up and running in 20 minutes.
Now what? Now your domain looks like yourbusiness.somewebbuilder.com. Couple
of month passed and you need to update but your builder have some limitations! It’s
a reputation and branding disaster, you need to go and search for the right domain
with the same name or almost the same name www.yourbusiness.com inform and
convince all your visitors that this is your new thing and they can find you here
not over there!!
to put it in short way, by having a real domain name moving to different servers will not affect your online reputation
It Represent Your Identity
Well in a way you can think of this domain as your URL, that’s not it ! it’s way
more, actually it should represent some of your goals, vision or even passion.
You can go an buy yourhostingserver.net it’s good and it will work, but that will not reflect anything about you. On the other hand if you go for alwaysuphosting.com/net and you build your reputation that you have 100% uptime of your servers, then it’s really a good domain name for your business.
Sets User Expectation
Let’s say that you are searching for free illustrations and you got this domain name
in results www.freeillustrationsdownload.com, you can by just looking at the
name figur out what you’ll get when you will click this link. On the other hand if
when you see a link with the name www.jothemo.com most probably your first
thought about it is “why is this showing in my search for illustrations?”.
in short try to be related to your field, this will help in getting the internet surfers going in without a lot of hesitation
Organic Search Help
What if your domain name have the main keyword your business?
SEO is one of the points that all website owners is trying very hard (or they should be) to score as good as they can in it, but is your domain name part of it?
The answer is not really that much at least recently for google. And to be fair about it, there is couple of things can but don’t consider it the main goal (unless it is part of your company name) putting it in the easiest way:
- Try to keep 1 keyword only in the domain and don’t make it look like a spam (freecheepdealsoffer.com) this is not what i’d go and click on domain !
- Keep the keyword in the first word of the domain if your domain name is more t han one word, google will prefer this more.
I can think of another couple of reasons, but what do you think i did miss mentioning here? Share your comments with us.