DO I REALLY NEED WEB HOSTING ACCOUNT?
If you are asking yourself the question about “Do I need web hosting?” Then hopefully by the end of this blog article you will have your answer and a better understanding of what types of web hosting is and why you would ever need it.
Basically, you only need a web hosting service if you intend to add a website, web applications or a backends for your mobile apps to your online presence. Sometimes you can get away with not having a web hosting service, depending on what you want to do.
For example, if you just need an email account then you only need an email hosting service, such as our G-Suite. Or if you just want to redirect your domain name to another website or service, you can just set up a redirect using the provided cPanel.
Some great reasons to need web hosting would be:
- Setting up a small business website with some information about you and your business, as well as contact details.
- An eCommerce website, which you can use to sell products or services over the internet.
- Creating a blog: To share your personal experiences and insights, talk about different topics, or advertise your business’ products and services.
Another thing to note here is that a common misconception we find some people may have is that when you set up a website using a service like, Wix or Weebly, you also need a web hosting service. This isn’t the case, because that company (e.g. Wix or Weebly,) hosts the website for you. All you need is the Domain Name, and to point/link that domain name to your Wix or Weebly website.
What is a web hosting service?
Web hosting can seem like a complicated concept to some, so to break things down, let’s liken web hosting to an apartment building. The building is much like a server and the street address in your domain name. Like a tenant renting an apartment, web hosting customers will rent space on that specific server.
Similar to a luxury apartment building, WebHostNepal servers include the highest quality amenities which enhance things like security, performance, service and much more. Once you have your space over the cloud, it is over to you to decide what you want to do with it, furnish your server space with a blog, business site, news portal or even an e-commerce store, the possibilities are limitless depending on the resources you choose.
Some web hosting technical terms?
Every web hosting industry comes with its own terminology and unfortunately, the web hosting industry uses some fairly obscure and lesser-known terms to describe different things. We have made a small list of the common phrases and terms that are used to help navigate through the features of a web hosting plan:
- The Cloud: What does it actually mean?
We’re going to let you in on a little secret, it’s honestly just a marketing term. Every website or online service you use, is just running on a server which is located in a data centre somewhere in the world. The term “cloud” just makes that concept super easy to explain.
- CMS: It stands for Content Management System
A CMS is basically software that you use to build a website and website content with. A good example of a CMS is WordPress or Joomla.
- Disk Space: The amount of disk storage made available to you
Your website and other content will take up space on the server. Typically your web hosting provider will set a limit on your disk spaces.
- CPU: The brawn for your web hosting service
When someone visits your websites, your web hosting account needs to process the request. This will take up some of the CPU allowances assigned to your web hosting accounts. The more visitors you get and the heavier your website is, the more CPU will be in use.
- Memory (RAM): The brains of your web hosting accounts
much like CPU, when someone visits your website this will now be needed to handle the requests. However, the amount of memory you have will determine how many requests your website can handle or how much it can do at one time.
We hope we have been able to answer most, if not all of your questions regarding what web hosting and it terms actually are, and whether or not you actually need web hosting.
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