by Roger Chartier:
Is a service that stores your website on a server for it to be accessed by the internet.
The web host companies provide space on a computer called a server that is accessible 24/7 (if they are on the ball)
Create your website with software for that purpose and get in touch with a good web hosting company.
The better support, the more help you get. Often at first you are publishing your site and need some help.
Tech support can or should be able to answer your questions and manage a few settings here and there.
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If you don't have the software, a lot of hosting companies offer simple, free web site building software and other goodies as incentives.
There are a myriad of web hosting companies that offer just about any amount space and levels of quality in support. The old adage, "You get what you pay for" does apply to an extent here.
You have to spend a little time shopping for the hosting service that will be right for you.
I have had bad luck with a few hosting companies over these many years and learned a few things to avoid.
One is, don't buy less service or poorer service than you will need in the end, or you will have to relocate your site to someone who can provide it if you expand.
Read the scoop from different companies and become familiar with the terms used.
I have been using Hostmonster for the past 8 years, and they are solid and reliable.
I have 125 websites and several blogs (more to come) with them, and I am very happy.
You can look at their website if you like.
Here is a link. Hostmonster Link.
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