Web Hosting FAQs

What is web hosting?

After you are done with your website and domain name, you need to get a web hosting service to host your site online. Web hosting is an online service that provides you with online disk space to upload your website files. It is this place where your site actually lies and gets loaded when an user enters your website address.

Should we pay for web hosting?

Yes, many web hosting services are paid hostings and should be paid on a monthly basis. The cost of hosting depends on the type of provider you choose and your requirements.
However, there are free hosting services available but they are not much reliable.

Points to be considered while seeking a web hosting service

  • Cost of hosting - depends on your requirements mentioned below
  • Disk space given to store your website files - should be high for large websites like online shopping sites
  • Data transfer speed - it determines the speed with which your site loads and should be high for high traffic websites
  • PHP, MySql support - PHP is server side scripting language and MySql is used for forums, blogs, databases to store user information
  • Free domain name - this is an additional feature offered by few hosting services but this is not really an important point to be considered