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Wednesday Words: Hosting Provider (host)

Wednesday Words: Hosting Provider (host)

A hosting provider is an internet-based service provider that provides, for a fee, individuals with space on a server, a virtual private server, or if a person is willing to pay for a whole server for their website(s) and files.

Most hosting providers (aka Webhost) have several levels of service available for clients and potential clients, ranging in cost from a few dollars a month to several hundred dollars a month dependent on the client’s needs.

When looking at webhosts, be sure to compare plans and costs for what is being provided in comparable plans. In addition to that, seek out reviews of your potential host. I especially advise to look for reviews regarding hosting WordPress with the webhost. If there are a bunch of bad reviews for a low cost host, you may wish to reconsider because the struggles might not be worth saving the money.

Examples of webhost providers include, but are not limited to:

  • GoDaddy
  • BlueHost
  • DreamHost
  • HostGator
  • JustHost
  • Yahoo
  • Arvixe
  • IXWebHosting
  • FatCow
  • Network Solutions

No matter who you chose, be sure to do your research before making a final decision, especially for any that have plans you pay for six months to a year at a time.

Wednesday Words are a series of definitions posted weekly on Wednesdays regarding a word or phrase related to WordPress or it may be a generic word dealing with websites in general. These definitions are to help provide you with a better understanding of common and uncommon terms associated with WordPress and websites. You can find all the Wednesday Words by clicking on the Wednesday Words tag below, or clicking on the Wednesday Words Category link in the right menu or clicking here. Wednesday Words will also be available in a glossary in the future.

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