It is one thing to have a website and another to market it. Many people develop their business websites without understanding how to reach their target audience by hosting them for others to see. Hopefully, this post will provide a thorough introduction to web hosting, including why you should host your website and how to do so.
In this article, we will cover the following:
- Brief Introduction to Web Hosting
- Importance of Hosting your Website
- How to Host your Website
Brief Introduction to Web Hosting
Web hosting is a service that allows you to access your website or web application through the internet. It is also one of the most important aspects to think about when creating a business website.
When you buy a hosting package from a web hosting company, you are renting server space for storing your website's data. Such as HTML and CSS files, media material, and other data.
Though web hosting may appear to be a complex subject, this article will help you better understand its concepts and subtleties.
Importance of Web Hosting
There are so many reasons why web hosting is ideal:
When you learn how to develop a website for one (or a few) devices, it stays on those devices. Once you're ready to share it with the rest of the world, it has to go beyond the few devices to which you have access. However, it still requires a home.
How to Host your Website?
This is the most important part of this article. Alright, let's get started. We will use HostBeak to host our website in this analysis.
What is HostBeak?
HostBeak is a platform for SMEs, entrepreneurs, Creators & businesses to grow their online presence through domains, hosting, Business Emails & website design services.
Enough of the talking, let's get started:
The first step is to create an account with HostBeak. I'm sure you wouldn't want us to believe a robot is trying to purchase web hosting. If you don't know how to register, kindly read this article. After creating the account, you will be redirected to the home page, click on the nav link with the name Hosting.
Step 2: Choose a Web Hosting Plan
There are various hosting options that will suit Vario businesses; select the package that best suits your needs and extend as your company expands.
Step 3: Choose a Domain name
In this step, there are different processes to follow or option to choose from we have the:
- Register a new domain
- Transfer your domain from another registrar
- I will use my existing domain and update my name servers
Now in this article, we will register a new domain as this is my first time hosting a website online. Please note you can decide to work with any of the options stated above.
Next, we will click on the option "register a new domain", The next step is to choose my preferred domain name and see if it's available.
Wow! my preferred domain name is available which is Emilson.ng
Step 4: Domain Configuration
This is another important step where you review your domain name selections and add-ons that are available for them.
Step 5: Review and CheckoutThis is the final step for setting up your web hosting plan. In this section, you will fill in all the required information and proceed with the payment. Having met all the requirements and payment you will be directed to your Cpanel. Log in with your email and password
Step 6: Upload your website
We can now upload your files to the cPanel's file manager and your website will be live but first, these are the steps you must follow to upload your website:
- Login to your cPanel account
- Click on the file manager
- Add all of the files and folders to the public html and domain directories.
Finally, your website is live!
Anyone who seeks to develop a website will need web hosting to keep their files and make them available to visitors from all over the world. There are a variety of hosting options available, and the best one for your project will depend on your budget and interests. Hopefully, this post has helped clarified what web hosting is and how to host your website.