Web Hosting for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

June 12, 2011 | By | Reply More

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Just when you thought that having customers at your store is enough, think again. With millions of internet users increasing each day, you might want to get a least a decent slice of the eyes of these people. The internet is a vast space and with its large sphere of influence, you can basically spread the word out about your business—your products and or services.

serversFirst thing, you must have a website in order to have your business’ presence felt on the internet. However, in order for you to run your website on the internet, you must have a web server, something that would power your website to become live to millions of people on the internet. It’s like paying your utilities but this time, it’s your website. The company that runs those web servers is your web hosting provider and the process of hosting your website on their servers is called web hosting.

Some mid-sized businesses that have been on the internet for quite some time already operates under managed hosting simply because it gives them more freedom from in-house costs of administering web servers, backing-up and security update monitoring and installation.

Web-based businesses who already own their own servers can take advantage of colocation, wherein existing hardware (servers) is housed in an enterprise-class facility with adequate space, temperature control, and utmost security.

Web hosting can be tricky and with the presence of many new players like cloud, you can easily get bumped into something that you might not really know about and when that happens, always ask for advice.

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