Hosting (also known as Web site hosting, Web hosting, and Webhosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more Web sites. Hosting is required to place your website up onto the Internet so it can be seen by your visitors.
A Host is a server that is connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has the correct hardware and software installed to allow your website to work. More important than the computer space that is provided for Web site files is the fast connection to the Internet and the services available on the host.
Typically, an individual business hosting its own site would require a similar connection and it would be expensive. Using a hosting service lets many companies share the cost of a fast Internet connection for serving files.
Virtual hosting means that the services will be transparent and that each Web site will have its own domain name and set of e-mail addresses. In most usages, hosting and virtual hosting are synonyms.
Dedicated hosting is the provision of a dedicated server machine that is dedicated to the traffic to your Web site. Only very busy sites require dedicated hosting. Many companies purchase their own servers and place them on a site that provides fast access to the Internet. This practice is called colocation.
Not all hosting is created equal and there is a lot of very poor hosting options available that can result in slow load times, downtime, support issues and security breeches. We have the technical know-how to support and manage your website hosting as we do for our hosting clients.
Martec offer all of these services to our clients. Our hosting is suitable for the most basic starter web site to a complex site with many thousands of visitors a day. Our expertise and knowledge will allow us to choose the best solution to suit your needs and support the site once it’s online. Contact us today to find out more.