What is Web Hosting?
Web Hosting is essential to keeping a website online. Websites are hosted on a server. Think of a server as a computer specially built to run websites. Running and configuring these machines come at a cost which is where we come in. Below are some terms that you have probably come across when you are looking at running your website.
Do I need a Domain Name?
If you want your customers to find you on the internet you need a domain name. A domain name is hosted in a DNS (Domain Name System) service. That service tells the world wide web how to get to your site when someone comes looking for it!
How about an SSL?
Great question! An SSL certificate enables HTTPS on your website. HTTPS is an important protocol that I won’t bore you with details about here. Basically, if you have ever clicked on a Website and been met with a message along the lines of “Risk ahead, unsafe, do not go any further” that means that website does not have an SSL certificate. Without an SSL certificate this is what your customers will see when accessing your site. An SSL certificate gives your customers confidence in the safety of your website and business.
Where do I start?
That is where Eminence can help! We have spent a number of years finding our favourite hosting provider and that happens to be SiteGround. Now that you have made your decision to go online from here you have two options; learn how to set this all up yourself (you will surprise yourself with how easy it is) OR reach out to us to help sort out a solution using SiteGround services* that will support your businesses demands.
Some reasons you may want to choose to work with us rather than DIY include:
- Time saving – We have the experience and knowledge to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We will have a server, domain and SSL set up in no time. We can even install the tools you need to get started such as WordPress so that you can get straight to work on building your website.
- Easy SSL – We make SSL nice and easy for you. You won’t be caught off guard on a busy week with an SSL certificate expiring. We handle all of that for you.
- No need to go and learn – If you don’t have the time, interest or patience to learn how to set up a web server, install an SSL or configure a domain. That’s okay that is what we are here for! Reach out to us using our contact us form and we will sort all this out for you.
^Siteground is a supplier of Web Hosting services and therefore performs all maintenance on their services and infrastructure.
*We are a SiteGround reseller and your site would sit on our SiteGround server. The service we offer is a all in one package built on our knowledge and experience with Siteground services. Setting your site up with us will give you full access to all of your sites settings as you would have if you signed up by yourself without our reseller program.