What is web hosting and who needs it?
Web hosting, also known as website hosting or shared hosting, is one of the most popular ways through which businesses can build an online presence.
Shared web hosting is effectively a server (computer) split into many different private customer areas, with each area having its own space for files (web space) and ability to transmit these files (bandwidth). These areas are then accessible through a domain name (owned by the customer).
When you type in "www.domainname.com", the website that appears is running on a web hosting platform.
So, what type of website hosting do you offer?
With Easyspace, customers can choose from dedicated hosting, virtual private hosting and shared hosting. Each comes with varying levels of features and specifications to meet customer's needs.
If you have been asked by a designer to buy hosting you have come to the right place! Easyspace web hosting can handle anything a designer can throw at it – or you can ask for your money back via our 7 day money back guarantee.
Who needs web hosting?
Web hosting is used by all types and sizes of business for various projects and applications.
Uses can range from high end ecommerce websites (buying and selling large catalogues of items online) down to hobby websites (sites about your favourite thing).
Others use web hosting to put up picture galleries of special events, presentations and portfolios, to display company strengths and information.
A popular area of growth for such services is the entrepreneurs and start-up sector, with an online presence being one of the fundamental points of sale for many new businesses.
Windows or Linux hosting?
You will continually hear debates from all types of customers about which operating system is best for web hosting. In our opinion, it largely comes down to what you want to do with your shared hosting package. If your plan is to run PHP, Perl or MySQL then Linux is the better option. If your preference is to run ASP, MS SQL or any other windows based scripting, then Windows is best.
Various methods exist to allow Windows Servers to run Linux based scripts, and to allow Linux Servers to run Windows based scripts. However, there are obvious compatibility benefits to running scripts on matching operating systems i.e. Linux on Linux, Windows on Windows. Base your Linux vs. Windows decision on how you plan on building your website.
We offer different hosting packages to satisfy the requirements of a wide range of customers.
All website hosting packages include a free domain name registration worth up to £16. Choose from one of the top 5 TLDs (.com, .net, .org, info, .biz) or a .co.uk or .me. Alternatively, transfer your domain name to Easyspace or use one you already have registered with us.
Email accounts & addresses
Our web hosting accounts come with email as standard. We offer you enough email to cope with most situations and company sizes.
Our email also comes with a free Web Mail application so you can get your email from any computer with internet connection, anywhere in the world.
Free web hosting features
A range of free features are included as standard with our web hosting solutions, including up to £50 Google AdWords vouchers, free Email Marketing Credits, online shop and email filter trials, free images from Fotolia plus Word Press hosting!
Discounts on multiple years & Free Setup
Easyspace do not charge any setup fees for its web hosting.
Additionally, all new and existing customers purchasing any of Easyspace shared hosting packages will receive up to 35% off the cost if they buy hosting for multiple years.
Website Hosting Support
Our service provision doesn't stop once you've paid. All web hosting customers will have access to our support tools, from online ticketing system and telephone support through to our extensive FAQ knowledge base.
You can even book some dedicated time via EasyAssistant if you think it would help you with your shared hosting packages!
Easyspace currently owns and manages a pan-UK network of 10 state of the art data centres, situated in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Maidenhead, Nottingham & Leicester.
Each datacentre’s location has been carefully selected to ensure that UK wide organisations seeking to house critical IT infrastructure off site have easy, local and cost effective access to the latest secure and resilient data centre facilities.
Wherever you operate in the UK, you are never far from a high spec state of the art datacentre owned and managed by Easyspace.