Web Hosting Explained for Beginners

Just like your documents are stored on the harddisk of your computer, your website also needs to be stored on the harddisk of a server. A server is basically a set of harddisks that are connected to the internet so that the stored files (your website) can be accessed from anywhere, by anyone, at any time of the day.

Why good hosting is important

Your hosting is one of the key elements to a fast-loading website. The size, the specifications and the location of your server make up for an important part of your site speed.

  • Size: If you use a shared hosting (most common type of hosting for WordPress websites) it’s important to know how many other websites run on the same server. The more websites on a server the slower it gets and the higher the chances to be infected by viruses.
  • Specifications: The type of hardware – like processors, harddisks and memory – that are used on a server are key elements to the speed in wich it handles requests and loads pages.
  • Location Is your server located in the United States and you’re accessing it from Amsterdam? Your website will take a bit longer to load compared to the same website stored on a server that is located in another continent. Hola Webdesign uses different servers in different continents to always guarantee fast loading speed.

Finding the right hosting for your website

Nowadays you can find cheap hosting everywhere but they are not always the best deal. Server errors and slow loading websites will make you lose visitors as people have become more and more impatient when it comes to loading time. They want sites to load quick and smooth, or we’re gone again.

Important things to look into when you search for hosting are:

  • Specifications: Does the hosting offer enough space for my website? Where is the server located?
  • Price: No one likes paying too much so look for the best price / quality [..].
  • Support: How fast is the response when your site is down and how knowledgeable is their support-team.
  • Extra’s: Does the hosting come with a free SSL certificate for your website? How many emailaddresses can I use? And what other freebies are included?

What type of hosting does Hola Webdesign offer?

With servers in Amsterdam, London and Chicago our hosting can handle websites that receive up to 10’000 visitors per month. We have selected these servers with care and you can be reassured of a fast-loading website.

Professional Hosting

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  • ~ 10,000 Visits Monthly
  • 1 Website
  • Quick and Expert Support
  • Free SSL and HTTPS
  • Free Email Accounts

Professional Hosting +

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  • ~ 25,000 Visits Monthly
  • Multiple Websites
  • Quick and Expert Support
  • Free SSL and HTTPS
  • Free Email Accounts

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