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Website Design Essentials
Web Hosting Explained

Pixelwave Web Design prides itself on its friendly helpful nature.
I understand that many of the terms used by website design professionals are alien and difficult to understand. These 'Essential' articles explain some of the basic terminology you may hear within the world of website design.

Web Hosting Explained

Web Hosting allows your web site to be connected to the internet by storing it on a secure high speed web server so that its information can be viewed globally. When choosing a suitable web-host the most important considerations are:

Reliable servers mean your website is always available. Unreliable servers will cause downtime preventing access to your site and could lead to data loss.
Customer Support
Can you contact your hosting provider easily?
Speed and quality of the servers and their connections
Fast servers and connections allow fast, efficient access to your website
Storage Space
This determines the number of pages and type of multimedia content your site can contain.
Bandwidth Allowance
Every time a visitor views a page on your website, they download some information from the web-server, using some bandwidth. The more visits your site gets and the more information is downloaded, and the more bandwidth you will require.
Can you upgrade your account and allowances easily?
What features are included? Do you need any particular features such as MySQl databases, Secure areas etc?
Analysis Software
Does the package include traffic analysis statisitcs?
What is the cost? Are there any hidden extras?

Pixelwave Design offer a variety of Hosting packages. All provide a fast, reliable service with generous storage and bandwidth allowances and a comprehensive range of features from the best names in the industry. In addition to standard hosting packages Pixelwave Design also offer Managed Hosting Packages where I take care of the set up configuration of your hosting and ensure it runs smoothly, freeing you from the complicated jargon and 'hosting hassles'.