This section of our site is aimed at explaining in plain English, just what Web Hosting is about. We have produced a series of over 20 short videos, all of which can be found here.
Please click on the headings below to find out more, each will open in a new window:
What is Web Hosting?
What are web servers?
What's the difference between shared hosting, dedicated and other types of hosting?
What is a control panel?
What do you mean when you say gigabyte, megabyte, GB, and MB?
How much disk space and bandwidth do I need for my website?
What happens if I exceed my space or bandwidth quotas?
Why shouldn't I go for that unlimited plan? Beware overselling.
Am I allowed to resell my hosting space?
Can I host more than one site per account?
In general, what can get my account suspended?
What is an Uptime Guarantee?
What are domain names? How do they work?
How do I decide what to choose for a domain name?
What are parked and addon domains? What about subdomains?
What is an SSL/TLS certificate?
What are PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby on Rails?
How many email accounts do I need?
What is an email auto-responder?
What are email forwarders?
What is SPAM?
What is a MySQL database?
Should I be taking backups of my account? If so, how often?
What is an IP address? Do I need a Dedicated IP?