Web hosting or website hosting ensures that the website is online. Compare it to a house you buy to live in. Without a house you are homeless and without web hosting, there is no website.
Without web hosting, your website is not online and not findable for your target group. Nowadays search engines find it very important that a website is fast and does not have any downtime. It is therefore also important to look for a reliable hosting provider. You can even host your own website, by means of a server at home. However, we recommend that you look for a reliable location for your server.
A reliable location often has an emergency power supply, security and service on location. Usually the risks in a data center are as good as possible excluded and everything is done to prevent fire and/or burglaries. It is also useful to choose a server that automatically makes backups.
Web Hosting and Domain
The web hosting links the domain name to the web. So with only a domain name you can’t really do anything. Often you can buy a domain name and hosting as a package, which is usually cheaper than ordering it separately. Do you already have a domain name, but no hosting? Then you can link this with a hosting. You can also run multiple domain names on one hosting package. This is done by means of a link to the main domain.
With the more extensive packages, it is often possible to build multiple websites next to each other and use them on one hosting. With the smaller simple (and often cheaper) hosting packages, only a link to the main domain is possible. These types of links are useful to forward domain names that look very much like the main domain. These types of links are useful for ease of use and to exclude errors. SEO technically, these types of domain names have no added value these days.
Web hosting features
As soon as you start using web hosting, you have to take a number of things into account: for example, you can use web hosting to create unique e-mail addresses that belong to your domain. This is often more professional than the standard e-mail addresses (hotmail.com / gmail.com).
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Moving to another Web Hosting
If you want to move a website from one hosting party to another, you can do this with an authorization code, also often called a moving token. The moving token or authorization code can be requested from the current hosting party and must be filled in at the new party.