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Web hosting is essentially the service that stores and delivers your website files to users around the world. When someone types in your website address (URL), their computer connects with the host server where your site is stored and served up as HTML pages.
There are many different types of web hosting services available, but shared hosts are typically the most affordable option for small businesses and large businesses alike. Shared hosts place multiple websites on one server, splitting up the resources (bandwidth, storage space) accordingly. This makes them an economical choice for those who don’t need all the bells and whistles that come with more expensive plans.
It’s important to note that with shared hosts there is always potential for another site on the same server to affect your experience and downtime if it uses too much bandwidth or storage space. Check with the provider on contention ratios on the server.
Another thing worth considering when choosing a host is their level of customer service – what happens if something goes wrong on your site? Will they be able to help you troubleshoot quickly? Test out their customer support system by asking some basic questions via email or chat before committing yourself long-term.
If you need LA colocation or dedicated server provider you can trust, contact Electric Kitten today. They’ve provided reliable web hosting services for almost two decades. If you are in the Southern California area, give them a call at 877-821-HOST or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.