If you’ve ever explored the process of making your own website, you’ve probably heard of web hosting. At first glance, the idea of hosting can be confusing. Why are there so many steps that go into the process of simply getting a website up and running, anyway? Hosting doesn’t have to be confusing, though. Actually, you may not even have to worry about it. Read on to find out what you need to know about web hosting.
What is web hosting?
In simple terms, web hosting is like renting space on the internet in order to house your website. Web hosting is essential in order to have a secure place for your content to live online. The space you rent through hosting stores your data, including HTML and CSS files, media, and other documents.
Does this mean that web hosting isn’t a one-time purchase?
Web hosting is an ongoing fee that you will have to continue purchasing as long as you want your website to be up and running. Most hosting companies have either monthly or yearly plans.
How does Lifedge handle web hosting?
When you work with Lifedge to create your website, you don’t have to worry about hosting one bit. We partner with WPEngine and Flywheel for hosting, because we believe your website needs a host you can trust and feel confident in.
Our basic hosting package comes with free SSL, free CDN, at least 10GB of disk space, 25K unique monthly visits, and 50GB of bandwidth. It can be paid yearly or monthly. And it can be upgraded and scalable at any time.
What else comes with my hosting package?
Included with the Lifedge hosting package is our web maintenance package. When you choose Lifedge, you can sit back and know that your website is functioning well. Here are the other benefits you will receive:
- Fully managed website hosting on a dedicated server
- WordPress core, theme, and plugin updates included
- SSL certificate for your domain
- Site monitoring
- Content delivery network for your images
- Daily, weekly, and monthly automated backups
- 1 hour of basic troubleshooting
Starting at $1,000 per year, we’ll take care of your maintenance and hosting needs! You can also buy more hours of support for $100/hour.
Can I take care of this myself?
If you decide to make your own website and sign up for hosting services, you’ll want to make sure that you stay up to date on the different aspects of web maintenance. Keep your plugins, theme, and WordPress updated. Doing so will prevent security breaches as well as give you the best functionality on your site.
If you choose to work with Lifedge, we will keep track of your updates and fix any bugs or issues that come up on your website.
What you need to know about web hosting
If you don’t want to worry about the logistics of keeping your information safe and secure, Lifedge is here to help. When you work with us, you can sleep well knowing that you don’t need to worry about whether the functionalities of your site work or are up to date. With Lifedge, your website will be safe, secure, and fast.
We’re here to help!
Whether you need a new or updated website, improved branding and graphic design, or content creation, we’re here for you. We’ve helped dozens of businesses go from marketing frustration to marketing success. Set up a free consultation meeting today!
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