What the @#$% is Web-Hosting?

Web-Hosting Explained

In order to have your website available on the World Wide Web, you need a place to host it. This server space is provided by your web-host. A web-hosting business provides the infrastructure, technologies and services needed for your site to be viewed on the World Wide Web. Websites are hosted on special computers that are always connected to the internet. These computers are called servers.

When people on the Internet want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address (also called a domain name) into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them so that they can see your website.

Many hosting companies require that you own your domain name in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain name, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.  But, the company that you registered the domain name with (your domain registrar) and your web-hosting provider don’t need to be the same.  They just need to be connected.

Web-Hosting Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to set up website hosting?

Web-Hosting incorporates the space where your website files are stored, the traffic to your website, and lots of extra services such as firewall protection, technical assistance, email services, FTP access, domain name registration, website building tools and more. You can review the features that come with your web-hosting on the Web-Hosting Features page.  Your website won’t load properly without it.

​Also, all hosting plans include access to the back-end website management system.  This tool will allow you to manage your website after it’s been published.

How much does website hosting cost?

Click Pricing on the top of this page to review specifics. All hosting packaged at College Web Pro include a free domain name, free e-mail, free technical support, and free file transfer protocol access to your web-hosting space.  There’s also no contract.  You’re never locked in and can cancel any time and bring the files to a different host.

What if I decide to cancel? Can I switch hosts?

Yes. You can cancel anytime. You’re not locked in and you own your domain name and website files.

Is there anything else I'm going to need to pay for?

No. Everything else that you need for your website is included.