Web hosting is the service that makes your website available to be viewed by others on the Internet. A web host provides space on its server so that other computers around the world can access your website by means of a network or modem. There's a massive choice of web hosting services ranging from free ones to more expensive options. The one you'll pick to use will usually depend on what kind of website you want to run. We have included some of the different types of web hosting services below.
Many people put up their first websites through their ISPs because it's generally easy and inexpensive. Most ISP service packages include a small amount of free web space, along with tools to create and upload websites quickly and easily. ISP websites are perfect for people who want to put up small sites with low amounts of traffic. However, there are usually rate restrictions, and most ISPs don't offer a lot of features, so they might not be the best choice for a thriving business website.
Free web hosting is a good option for smaller, personal websites. There are many free hosting providers that offer all types of features. The drawback to most free hosting services is that they are funded by advertising that appears on your site, so free web hosting so generally best for personal, rather than business, websites.
With paid hosting, you pay a fee for space and services on a web hosting provider's server. Monthly fees can range from a few pounds to a few hundred. Obviously, the more you pay, the more features you should have at your disposal. Some of these features may include the ability to host more that one website, additional server space, daily backups, SSL and more bandwidth.
Here at FreshSites, we aim to offer the best hosting experience you can get. Our UK based support team are WordPress experts and we know exactly what you need in a web hosting package. All of our WordPress hosting is carried out on enterprise-grade servers which provide a quick, always available platform for your WordPress site. Top that all off with world-class support that our clients praise us for and you will see we offer the fastest WordPress hosting in the UK. For more information on our web hosting service visit our WordPress Hosting page.
If you are in need of a more advanced hosting package we offer managed WordPress hosting as well. Our UK based Managed WordPress Hosting goes beyond just leaving you to run WordPress, we do that for you! All you need to do is add content! We update WordPress, Themes, Plugins, handle security and speed optimisations for you.
We take what we learn about performance and tweaking and apply this to all sites on our managed platform, this helps you keep up to date without lifting a finger.