What is a host?
Web hosting is a service that allows organisations and individuals to post a website or web page on to the Internet. A web host, is a business that provides the services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
Who is your web host?
My web host is WordPress.com which is one of the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management systems.
Can you list others?
Its beginner package is called Starter Pro and at £2.99 per month (plus a £11.99 set-up fee) is ideal for small websites and beginners alike. A feature is its smartphone control panel application that allows users to manage their websites and domain name from a smartphone or tablet.
123-reg started as a domain registrar (hence the name) but rapidly expanded beyond selling just dotcom domain names. Its packages start from only £2.99 per month (Linux Essentials, payable yearly) and come with at least one free .co.uk domain name and 100 mailboxes.
It offers “unlimited everything” for just under £3 per month. You also get a free domain with that package.
The US-based web hosting company is one of the largest organisations and probably the best known one as well. It is also the largest domain name registrar in the world with tens of millions of domain names in its portfolio. Its cheapest package, is £4.80 per month, rising to £6 after the first year. It is the most expensive in the comparison.