Web hosting is a service provided by companies (e.g., the web host) that sell or lease space on a server where you store files that enable your website accessibility on the internet. These companies typically require you to own a domain, or can help you purchase a domain.
Once you purchase a web hosting plan, we store your site on our servers and assign it a unique DNS. The DNS is the address that allows people around the world to access your website. This unique address is required in order for people to view your site.
By purchasing a (shared hosting) website hosting package as shown on this page, you’re buying space on our servers. It’s similar to the space on the hard drive of a computer, and it being on our servers makes your website files accessible from anywhere.
Shared hosting is a popular hosting option where a provider hosts multiple websites on one physical web server. And because you’re sharing resources — like neighbors in an apartment building — you spend less but have fewer options and less control. Shared hosting is typically for websites which require low resources (e.g., blogs, informational sites or smaller online stores). If your site is more resource intensive, or you need more control of your server, options like Web Hosting Plus, VPS, or dedicated servers may be best for your hosting needs.
If shared hosting is right for you, you’ll need to decide which type of shared hosting you prefer; we offer three shared hosting solutions: Linux plans using cPanel, Windows plans using Plesk and WordPress Hosting. Shared hosting allows you to share hosting space and costs with others, while benefitting from the speed and space you need for your small business website.