/Website /How to choose hosting?
- 1 What is Hosting?
- 2 InfluencerSoft’s ability to store files
- 3 In what situations do you need to buy hosting?
- 4 Top Hosts
What is Hosting?
Hosting is a service that provides a virtual space for storing your files and providing access to these files to other Internet users.
Hosting is needed to display your site (web pages, blog) to each visitor 24 hours a day, for example. You can host the site on your home computer, but then you must keep it on all the time. In addition, from the point of view of security and reliability, this is the worst solution. Therefore, this task is done by hosting providers.
InfluencerSoft’s ability to store files
If you are just starting your business, you will not need to buy hosting, as InfluencerSoft will be able to perform some of the storage tasks.
If you are planning to create only subscription, selling pages, as well as simple ones from the point of view of layout and functionality of a web page with information for visitors, then you have enough built-in cloud storage in our service.
Please note that this volume is sufficient for storing images and site styles. If you want to upload your book, audio or video file, course, or training for downloading, we recommend to use free cloud storage, for example, Google Drive or Dropbox.
We recommend you to buy a domain name and tie a subdomain to your store. By itself, having your own domain will allow you to create a domain email on it and send emails from a domain name (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org), which nowadays is a default. You can also create a subdomain (for example, shop.domain.com) and make sales from it. In the future, you can post your blog at http://domain.com and all the pages will work. This way you will save a single, corporate style of the project.
In what situations do you need to buy hosting?
As part of our file repository, we do not support downloads, for example PHP (only .css and .js) or work with MySQL. Therefore, if you need a blog or great opportunities for the operation of your pages, for example, connecting additional scripts, in this case you should already buy hosting.
If you use WordPress, then there must be support for PHP and MySQL. Be sure to pay attention to the amount of disk space. The “bare” WordPress engine does not take more than 20-30 megabytes, but when you start uploading articles, images, and so on can take up gigabytes of occupied space.
The most trusted hosts (and most popular):
If you need VPS, this solution is more suitable for you:
The largest registrars of domain names:
Choose a free domain, the lowest price on these sites, and register.