Guide

Website hosting options

Introduction

Your website needs to be hosted on a web server to be available on the internet. Hosting involves storing, serving and maintaining web files (such as documents, images and videos) so that visitors can access and view them online.

You can run a web server in-house or rent one from an external hosting provider. This guide compares the pros and cons of in-house hosting against the pros and cons of using ISP for hosting. It also looks at cloud web hosting as an alternative solution for your business.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a web host. This guide will help you to discover them and decide which web hosting solution may be best suited to your business' needs.