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How To Choose A Web Host

Great web hosting comes down to four things:

great support, great performance, great security and scalability.

Now that you have chosen your new domain name, it’s time to talk about hosting your website.

But you may be wondering: “what is web hosting?”

Think about it this way. Your domain name is the equivalent of your street address on the internet.

So if your domain name is your street address, your web hosting service is the home you live in at that address.

Make sense?

Behind the scenes at most hosting providers, it will look a little like this.

Your web host is where your website physically resides, very much in the same way that your house, or apartment is located at your street address.

Every website, WordPress or otherwise, has to have a place to live so it can be served to your visitors online.

There are several different kinds of web host so it’s important to know what you’re looking at.

The bottom line is this:

There are a ton of options to choose from – ranging from free to several thousand dollars a month. Knowing what you need is crucial so let’s jump in.