You need a place to host your website i.e. this is where your site is located (linked to your domain name) and where users will go to visit your web page and its content (information, pictures, videos, products etc.). Your hosting allows you to have website content online and there is an affiliated cost because you are storing your content using a company’s storage location and will also receive technical support to assist your web application and emails functioning optimally. Hosting servers with New Perspective Design get bi-weekly security checkups and are also backup up. Your hosting server will also generally act as storage space for your domain email accounts or webmail server.
Really Good Example: You want to put your belongings in a storage unit. You will pay the storage company for storing your belongings there, and the more storage you want the more you pay i.e. 50 square feet of storage space would be more than 20 square feet of storage space. The same thing applies for a website. 100GB of storage will be more than 50GB of storage. No worries though, New Perspective offers several hosting packages to suit your website needs.
Website Hosting Providers
A web hosting service is a type of Internet Hosting Service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients. There are many website hosting providers, such as: GoDaddy.com, Network Solutions, Wix.com, webs.com, etc. Another way to look at hosting providers is as a storage provider.
Website Hosting Cost
Website hosting ranges in pricing depending on the amount of storage needed for a website, storage may range 500 MB to Unlimited. One client may only need 500MB for a small portfolio and someone else may need unlimited for a very large online store. Hosting pricing is also contingent on: database requirements, email accounts, domain needs, bandwidth, and resource usage. Pricing is always subject to change, which is why we work with our customers to provide the best rates dependent on needs. Average pricing ranges R150 – R1599 per year.