Elements of Domain Hosting

Elements of Domain Hosting

So you finally decided on getting a new website. Whether it is a simple blog, a startup or even an existing business, having a website serves a very big role in putting out your content. However, there are several considerations that you need to take to get the best hosting package out there. This article lays out the key elements of importance for every domain hosting service.

1.    Disk space

You can compare this to the hard disc size of your computer. A certain amount of space will be allocated to your website once you sign up with a certain web host. In turn, this will determine the total data that can be stored on your site.

2.    Bandwidth

This involves the total amount of data that can be retrieved from your website within the limits of the bandwidth period. The total time it takes to your website to be reset once again, mostly about a month, is what is referred to as the bandwidth period. There are normally certain consequences associated with exceeding the allocated bandwidth and you ought to know them beforehand.

3.    Domain name

This is the unique identity assigned to your website. In a nutshell, it is the personal identification people use to search for your site on the internet. The offering of this domain name normally differs from one web host to the other as some offer it for free while others require a certain minimum fee. You should thus always make sure beforehand if your hosting package has the domain name included.

4.    SQL server

This is the Structured Query Language that is used to interact with the databases involved. It is essential for you to familiarize yourself with it before initiating a search for a web host. The chances of you getting a good deal are highly affected by how well you know how to use what you are buying.

5.    Protocols

They are several. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) governs web page transfer. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a method through which pages and files are transferred or sent from the home computer to the server. It involves a simplified login platform that operates in a similar to your normal windows folder. POP3 is one that is used for the storage of emails for retrieval. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the most commonly used protocol for sending emails.