What is Web Hosting?
Web Hosting is a service which grants individuals or companies access to post a website on the Internet. While it can be done independently, most websites for individuals or small businesses are hosted through a third-party service. These services provide the physical servers, special computers that store the data for a website, and take care of all maintenance and upkeep of these computers without the user ever needing to worry about it.
Web hosting is just one ingredient in a two-part process required to post any website on the Internet. While web hosting stores all data and information for any given website, a registered domain name is required to direct visitors to the website. If you imagine driving to someone’s house, web hosting represents the actual building and infrastructure itself. In order to actually navigate to someone’s house, you must have their address in addition to the house itself – in this case, the address is the domain name. Find out more about domain names here. In short, they cannot be purchased and are typically rented for one year before needing to be renewed.
SiteRight Web Hosting
SiteRight offers both web hosting and domain name registration, making this the perfect home for all of your website related needs.
Domain names can be registered through separate sources from your web hosting provider or the provider can register your domain name in addition to hosting your website. This is often more convenient, as it consolidates both required components of your website to one location rather than multiple.
In addition to domain name registration, SiteRight offers custom tailored hosting packages to suit individual needs. While many web hosting providers have default tiers or packages, we will work with you to create the best plan for just you. Fully upgradable and customizable, these plans will focus on you and provide everything you need to launch a perfect website to showcase and advertise your business. Specifically, tailored hosting packages are available for both WordPress and Shopify, which are both discussed in detail below.
WordPress Web Hosting
WordPress is a popular tool which can be used to make websites. It supports many kinds of websites, including blogs and e-commerce sites, and is especially good for non-technical people who have little or no experience creating websites. One of the best parts about WordPress is that it is open source and completely free. It has many themes available on the Internet, and requires no coding to create a professional and highly functional website.
To create a website from scratch, there is a large barrier to entry because you have to understand how to code and write in language computers can understand. WordPress removes this difficulty and implements an easy to understand interface so that you will be able to create a beautiful website for free.
WordPress is more widely used than you may imagine. Huge corporations like NBC, Disney, and CBS use WordPress for their corporate websites. Its set of features is unrivaled in combination with its low barrier to entry and ease of use. It is known to give great speed to websites, which greatly improves user experience. Additionally, all WordPress websites are mobile-friendly out of the box, requiring no extra steps to optimize your website for mobile use.
While WordPress software itself is free, you still must pay for a domain name and web hosting as described above. One other advantage of WordPress is that it can be hosted on any web servers. SiteRight is the best place for WordPress hosting, as they connect your domain name to your website files, email servers, and everything else which makes up your website in one place.
Shopify Web Hosting
Shopify is a service which allows people to set up an online commerce store to sell products they make. It is a fantastic tool for businesses and individuals alike; if you want to sell something through the Internet, Shopify is likely the best way to do it. It allows people to sell anything you can imagine, from physical products to classes or lessons, memberships and rentals to digital only products.
Unlike WordPress, Shopify is not open source and it requires a subscription to use their software to create an online e-commerce store. While it is possible to purchase a domain through a separate third party, subscribe to Shopify, and host the Shopify website separately, SiteRight greatly simplifies and streamlines this process.
Shopify websites cannot be hosted on any servers like WordPress sites can. Because of this, there are less options when picking a web host for a Shopify website. The best option for hosting Shopify websites is SiteRight because of its customizability and versatility. From the domain to the website itself to an email server, everything is handled in one place by SiteRight!