What is web hosting? Jargon Busted vlog Six Two Tech

What is website hosting?

If you need to buy a website but aren’t quite sure what website hosting is, watch this 2 minute video to find out what it is and why you need it for your business. Learn how you need to renew your package and include security for your website.

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Transcript

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Hello and welcome to Jargon Busted where every week you’ll learn in two minutes what a piece of website jargon means in plain English. This week’s topic is website hosting.

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Website hosting refers to the computer where your website lives. This computer is called a server and it’s connected to the internet so that your customers can access your website online.

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Every website needs hosting because all of the digital files that make up your website need somewhere to live. If you’ve created your website using a builder like Wix or Shopify, hosting tends to be built into your monthly package. If you’re working with a web designer, hosting is generally a paid service that kicks in when your website goes live. It can cost between £5 – £20 a month for smaller sites but over £100 a month for complex sites with thousands of visitors.

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It’s important to get reliable hosting so that your website stays up. If it goes down, your customers would be unable to access your website. It’s also important for your hosting to be fast so your customers don’t get bored and frustrated waiting for your pages to load.

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And don’t forget about security: decent hosting should have firewalls and defence mechanisms in place to protect your site from hackers and spammers.

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If you’re not happy with your current hosting, it’s generally fairly straightforward to move to new hosting, just like moving to a new house.

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There we have it. My name’s Helen from Six Two.

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If you found this useful, subscribe to my YouTube series where every week I’ll be demystifying another piece of website jargon.
Bye for now.

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