As well as explaining what is meant by cheap hosting web, I would also like to cover some other areas that I feel you have probably asked yourself, at sometime in the past.
So lets ask ourselves…
1) What is cheap hosting web?
2) Is hosting free or isn’t it?
3) Are there financial issues involved?
4) Where is hosting purchased?
5) What is hosting?
6) How does the information from your computer get up onto the Internet?
7) What are name servers and how do I change them?
What is cheap hosting web and is hosting free or isn’t it?
From my own personal experience of purchasing many domain names, if you are like myself, you will find that you are forever bombarded each time with up sales, throughout all of the pages leading up to the final check out. These in turn are offering, what is led to believe, free hosting.
Now as we are all well aware, there is no such thing as free hosting, as you will still pay for it one way or another.
If however I told you that buying a cheap domain from a registrar and cheap web hosting from a hosting company, ended up saving you a small fortune, then this is indeed what I refer to as cheap hosting web, i.e. you will save money if you buy both separately.
Once you understand what hosting is and where you can purchase it from, you will soon realize, how much money you are throwing down the drain.
Are there financial issues involved and where is hosting purchased?
So how much will hosting cost? Well if you buy a domain name with so called free hosting (yer right), this will set you back approximately $8 a month which will end up at $96 a year.
But if you buy them separately, you can shop around on the net and buy a domain name for as low as $7 a year and hosting from $4 a month which will end up $31 a year, that is a saving of OVER $60 a year. Now do you see why I call it cheap hosting web?
NOW I must emphasize that there are thousands of domain registrars and hosting companies on the Internet to choose from, that also have various up sales like webspace unlimited, subdomain hosting and they even try to persuade you to part with your hard earned cash by also giving away make believe 100mb hosting.
If any of these up sales that I have mentioned leave you in the dark, trust me, it is better off at this early stage, that you pay no attention to them. I only mentioned them for example purposes only.
But all these extra bits and pieces are to make you believe, that you are really getting so much value for your money, but as you will find out, it is the unknowledgeable victims that are robbed blind, because they don’t know where to find the answers.
You see, the webspace unlimited and the subdomain hosting that I mentioned, as well as the 100mb hosting, are usually things that people don’t even understand, let alone even get to use, and these combined domain and hosting companies try to get you to believe that you need them and they are making a killing at your expense.
These figures that I have used are a rough guide and you will need to satisfy yourself that you have indeed found the best deal for you that suits your budget.
But the chances are that if you just spend a couple of hours having a good look around, you will be able to save even more than what I have mentioned.
Just go to Google and type in “where can I buy hosting” and you will see that there is, as I type this article, 115,000,000 results, yep you read that correctly, absolutely staggering isn’t it.
Surely it has got to be worth a couple of hours surfing the net, if it means saving yourself $60 or even $80 a year and that is on just one topic.
What is hosting and how does the information from your computer get up onto the Internet?
Let me also just bring you up to speed with what hosting actually is and start by stating the obvious.
Everyone that connects with the Internet knows, that they type an email, possibly add an attachment and then hit send. But not everyone is aware, that between your computer and the World Wide Web, is this host that we are discussing and without it, your email would go absolutely nowhere.
So in a nutshell, your host is responsible for connecting what you do on your computer at home with the World Wide Web. Every website has and every website needs a hosting account as you are now beginning to realize and they have what your computer doesn’t and that is massive huge servers that are responsible for this service that you DO PAY FOR!
So why doesn’t everybody buy them separate and save loads of money? The simple answer is that not everybody will have the patience to copy this very simple blue print that you now have at your fingertips. Also some people will find what I am about to explain, very frightening.
I was also one of those people that shoved it aside as it seemed to difficult to understand, but found that once it was explained to me in simple language, one step at a time and without having to know anything about name servers, then I found it was extremely easy and it just all fell into place, also I found that once I had done it the 1st time, the 2nd time I actually smiled.
So no, hosting is not free, but it can save you considerable excess expense if time is taken to carry out the actions in the following section.
What are name servers and how do I change them?
Let’s assume that you have now bought your domain name from a registrar and hosting from a separate company.
If you bear in mind that the two companies are not connected and don’t talk to each other, all you need to do is put the address of the hosting company in between them so that your domain registrar knows where to send your email and attachment to, that we spoke about earlier.
The address in question is referred to in their language, as name servers and this simple maneuver is carried out by going to your domain registrar web site.
If you look around on the main page, you will see domain manager or manage domains or maybe even edit domains, or some thing like that.
If you still struggle to find it, just type domain manager into the search bar and hit enter. Once you find it, all your domains will be on view.
You click on the name that you want to change the name servers of and when faced with the next page, forget all about the scary jargon that you see, all you are interested in, is where it says name servers.
The email that you received from your hosting company will have name servers on it as well, of which there will be two of them.
You just copy and paste them into the name server boxes that we just referred to and click ok.
Now was that difficult and all I want you to do now is go over this one more time and it will become second nature.
I really congratulate you on doing this, because although it only takes a couple of minutes to do, as you have just witnessed, even if someone is shown this very simple task they won’t bother to do it, yet as I have already mentioned, you could be saving on average $60 to even $80 a year, so well done.