What is Web Hosting?

“What is Web Hosting?”

This is a very common question at the beginning of any new website that is being created, and every website needs web hosting.

To put it simply, web hosting is the place where all the files, content, and data from your website live.

For example, in order to show a single image on your website, the memory that picture takes to exist online must be stored somewhere.

In the past, the only option to store this information was to own your own server, which is a computer that provides data to other computers. These servers can be costly, and maintaining them can be even more costly.

Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to own your own servers in order to host the data for your website. Nowadays, there are companies such as godaddy.com that will rent their server space out to you for you to use.

As long as your hosting account is created in your name, you own all of your content. Market Tie makes sure to create these accounts in your name, so that you do own your content and website. Beware of web companies that offer free hosting, or that create the hosting in their name because this usually means they own your website and content.

Before setting up your own account, Market Tie usually recommends working together with us to set up your hosting account in order to ensure that you get what you need, without overpaying.

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