Hosting Options for a Fast and secure Website
Websites are made up of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of files that all work together to create an experience for your audience. Websites are viewed through internet browsers that use internet connections to search through the files on other people’s computers. Viewing a website means that you are looking at files on another computer somewhere. So for a website to exist “on the internet,” those website files need to be stored on a computer that is always turned on and connected to the internet. You could technically create your website and save those files onto your own computer, but the moment your computer turns off, loses internet connection, or slows down from heavy use, your website will become unavailable to the world.
Instead of “self-hosting,” you can pay somebody else with professional servers to “host” your website files. Each hosting company offers different combinations of speed, storage, processing power, support, security, uptime, and many other options. Popular hosts are Bluehost, GoDaddy, Host Monster, Host Gator, Dream Host, Liquid Web, etc. ArcFires also offers hosting packages.