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Web Hosting is a vital part of your online success. The right plan not only ensures that you have enough storage space and bandwidth for your website and visitors, it can also improve the speed of your site and make it more stable when your traffic spikes. Since there are hundreds of companies who will host your website, it can be hard to choose one that's reliable, affordable, secure and still offers the features you need, such as Windows hosting and Linux hosting options. Fortunately, Go Daddy has gone above and beyond in create our world-class web hosting plans.

If you're new to launching a website, hosting may be a bit of a mystery. To put it simply, web hosting is space on a server, not unlike the space on your computer's hard drive, which stores the files that make up your website. Once you upload the files for your website, the server then makes them available to visitors around the world. You can access, update or replace the documents on your server at any time to keep your website up to date.

Most web hosting companies offer what's called common hosting plans, which means that several websites are hosted on the same server. This format works most of the time, but with some companies that use older technology, sites can experience slow load times and even crashes when there's a huge traffic spike. However, we've developed our own 4th Generation Hosting (4GH)® plans to overcome these issues. Our 4GH hosting plans scale as your traffic grows, ensuring that your site remains fast and reliable, especially when you need it most – during traffic spikes.

Of course, if you happen to have a large website that demands a great deal of resources, you might want to look into more specialized hosting options where you would have your own server or server space. Dedicated Servers are exactly as they sound – your own dedicated server, where you have all the resources to yourself and don't have to worry about other sites influencing your site's performance. Virtual Dedicated Servers are similar, in that they give you your own isolated area on a server and still give you the ability to access advanced server features and controls. Virtual DataCenter gives you total flexibility with the option to add or scale servers and other resources at will, so you can essentially customize your web hosting as your needs change.

While most web hosting companies offer similar plans, a key distinction is features. For example, some companies only offer Windows hosting, while others specialize in Linux hosting. Some companies offer high security, but at a high price. Or huge amounts of storage, but on a slow, outdated server. Here at GoDaddy.com, we developed our 4GH plans to give you the best of all worlds.

All of our web hosting is powered by our state-of-the-art data center, which features best-of-breed routers, firewalls, servers and more, and is monitor 24/7 by our award-winning security staff. Each of our plans includes a generous amount of storage space, unlimited bandwidth, secure email addresses, access to free hosting applications and much more. Best of all, we have plans to fit every budget, from small personal blogs to international eCommerce sites, all of which are secure, reliable and easy to setup and maintain.

So whether you're new to the Web along with not sure what you need or you know exactly what you're looking for, GoDaddy.com web hosting offers an affordable solution to fit your website.


Information About Web Hosting

Just about anybody can create a presence on the Internet. Building a web site can be as simple as using a word processor, but once you have the site you need a way to publish it on the World Wide Web. This is where website hosting companies come into their own.

The Hosting Website aims to provide you with an overview of hosting, web hosts and what to look for when choosing one for your business or site.

A web host rents you disk space and provides all the services necessary to allow others to see your site online. Barring technical problems, a web host operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that anybody in the world can access your web site at any time.

There are literally thousands of web hosts to choose from so choosing an appropriate host can be a difficult task. The prices range from free to hundreds of dollars a year. Hosting companies can offer a multitude of services that can be confusing to a newcomer. This series of articles will help you to sort out all the information available and give you the confidence to make the proper decision about choosing a web host.



Free Or Paid Hosting?

There are plenty of hosting companies that provide free hosting, so why bother paying for it?  The old adage 'You get what you pay for' is just as valid in the electronic age as it was 100 years ago. In web hosting, when you pay nothing you sometimes end up with nothing.

Most free web hosts offer limited services. Even though they are not charging you to host your website, they still need to make money. They often do this by placing advertising on your site. You probably won't have any control over what kind of ads show up – it's a matter of take it or leave it.

In addition, free hosts may restrict the content you place on your site. You may not be allowed to sell things or have certain content such as videos or music. Finally, your web site could simply disappear overnight. New companies that offer free hosting pop up almost everyday, but they also vanish with astonishing regularity. When your hosting company vanishes, your web site goes with it.

If you are serious about having a web site you need to use a reliable web host. Prices range considerably with some companies offering rates as low as $2 a month while others charge $60 or more. High rates don't always translate as high service. Some of the lower priced hosts offer reliable, stable environments that allow your website to be accessed day in day out for years.

Generally speaking the more you pay the more you get. Higher rates should bring you more storage space, more bandwidth to handle Internet traffic, and more services such as databases, email accounts, mass mailers, and the ability to add custom scripts. Higher rates can also mean better technical service if you have problems with your website.

 Free Or Paid Hosting?

There are plenty of hosting companies that provide free hosting, so why bother paying for it?  The old adage 'You get what you pay for' is just as valid in the electronic age as it was 100 years ago. In web hosting, when you pay nothing you sometimes end up with nothing.

Most free web hosts offer limited services. Even though they are not charging you to host your website, they still need to make money. They often do this by placing advertising on your site. You probably won't have any control over what kind of ads show up – it's a matter of take it or leave it.

In addition, free hosts may restrict the content you place on your site. You may not be allowed to sell things or have certain content such as videos or music. Finally, your web site could simply disappear overnight. New companies that offer free hosting pop up almost everyday, but they also vanish with astonishing regularity. When your hosting company vanishes, your web site goes with it.

If you are serious about having a web site you need to use a reliable web host. Prices range considerably with some companies offering rates as low as $2 a month while others charge $60 or more. High rates don't always translate as high service. Some of the lower priced hosts offer reliable, stable environments that allow your website to be accessed day in day out for years.

Generally speaking the more you pay the more you get. Higher rates should bring you more storage space, more bandwidth to handle Internet traffic, and more services such as databases, email accounts, mass mailers, and the ability to add custom scripts. Higher rates can also mean better technical service if you have problems with your website.



Whichever hosting company you choose, it helps to understand some of the technical details about their service. Every host has dedicated computers called servers which connect to the Internet and 'serve' pages when they are requested.  That is, whenever anyone wants to see a certain web page by clicking on a link the request is sent to the particular server where that web page is stored. The server responds by sending HTML data across the Internet. A web server must have fast connections to be able to serve pages quickly. For the greatest speed and reliability try to find a host that has multiple high-speed connections as well as reliable back up power supplies in case of power outages.