Step 3: The technology

Chapter 8: Hosting your site

Once you have registered the domain name for your website, your next step is to make the decision about who will host it. Hosting is important, as hosts are the computers that store your website, email and other internet services and look after all the fiddly but essential details of security and reliability. The registrar you have chosen for your domain may offer you a package that includes hosting your site, but that may not be the best choice for you (see step 2). This chapter focuses on how to choose the best host for your website.

While it might look intimidating, the internet is really just a big group of computers talking to each other. Everything online is kept on a computer somewhere, ...

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