So what is hosting anyway?
Hosting is an essential service that comes with every website, without hosting we would be unable to put your site online. Hosting is a service provided by a specialist company who own large servers, they then rent out the use of their servers to web designers like us. The servers store your data, secure it, and allow content on the server to be accessed publicly when we choose to do so. Along with this service comes a huge bunch of apps, software and tools which both you and i need to build a great website. The work that goes into hosting is back-end web development, we choose to allow a dedicated and specialized company to deal with this so that we can focus on the front-end of your project. The fee you pay goes towards the cost of running the server and the cost of the service from both us and our hosting provider and is charged monthly. Our hosting packages include a free email account associated with the domain of your site, we also issue you with an annual SSL certificate free of charge so that your website can be hosted on a secure address.
There are a number of options when it comes to hosting. Some customers already have their own hosting and grant us access to their server to begin work, some customers get us to setup the hosting service for them either with a provider of their choice or ours. Monthly prices for hosting can vary, you get what you pay for, the more money per month you invest into a hosting package, the better the service. This effects page speed, uptime, customer care, storage capacity, software.