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What’s the importance of web hosting? Why do you need web hosting? Is there any point to it?

In this post, I will be answering those questions.

Hey guys, my name is Zukais and I remember when I was first creating my website…

…I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I just dove in head first.

I had no idea how to get a website online or what a domain or hosting was.

So I finally figured out what a domain was. It was simply the name of your website and it was unique to you. You owned it.

I went ahead and purchased my domain and I thought that was it, that’s enough to create my website, right?


Little did I know I was missing a major piece of the website creation puzzle.

After doing a bunch of research, I found out I needed something called web hosting.

What is web hosting and why you need web hosting


A domain is simply the name of your website. Web hosting is what allows your domain to go online.

Your domain needs to be HOSTED on a server.

Here’s how the process goes:

A user lands on your website ➡ their computer will connect to the server your website is hosted on ➡ then they’ll be able to see your website through their browser.

That’s literally it…

Hosting is crucial to the creation of your website/blog.

It’s the thing which allows your website to be seen by the world. Without it, you will fail to create a website.

Which hosting package do I go with?

Choosing your hosting package is very important. For example, if you’re planning on creating a little blog for yourself, you don’t need to rent an entire server.

This will cost a lot and be complete overkill for your needs. You could literally be throwing money down the drain if you don’t pick the right hosting.

If you’re creating a small blog, I would recommend going with shared hosting. Shared hosting is where multiple sites are being hosted on a single server.

This is going to allow for cheaper hosting whilst remaining at a reasonable speed most of the time.

If you’re an actual business, you should consider dedicated hosting.

This is where you rent an entire server for yourself. This can be very helpful for businesses because dedicated hosting is more secure and you get all of the resources from a server for yourself.

Resulting in faster loading speeds. Shared hosting VS dedicated hosting.

Picking a hosting plan is like choosing trousers, you don’t one that’s too big or too small. You need something that’s just right.

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