Hosting your web site

Once you have registered a domain name , you will also need to do the following:

 Hire some 3D server (hosting) space..


Hiring server space to 'host' your web site

Once your domain name is registered, the next step is to find a hosting company and tell them that you want to host your web site and that you have a domain name registered.

Hiring some 3D server space so that it can 'store' your web site for the World Wide Web, is commonly known as 'hosting'. Web Hosting is the term for the physical 'hosting' of a web site, or where the files physically 'live'. Companies that provide this service are often called 'host' or hosting companies.

Generally, a web site hosting company will 'host' a web site on their servers (usually for a specified fee). There are varying levels of web site hosting services ranging from basic shared web site hosting to comprehensive dedicated server hosting. The type of web site hosting a person requires depends on the amount of space a web site will require (ie: what size the web site files are), the amount of traffic a web site will get, and the hosting features that a site will require.

Shared Server Hosting

Shared server hosting means a site is placed on a large server alongside other web sites. Shared server hosting is the most popular and cost-effective means of publishing a web site. In the past, shared server hosting was perceived to give the user less control over their web site, with poor security and site performance problems usually due to the number of other sites on the server. Recently many leading UK and European web hosting solution providers have begun to introduce more advanced and comprehensive shared server hosting solutions, so this is no longer the case. XEL Web Design Manchester proudly offers great value hosting packages that offer some of the best prices available today.

Dedicated Server Hosting

A dedicated server solution involves the web host supplying a user with their own web site server. This type of web hosting is ideal for someone managing a large web site or multiple sites. A dedicated 3D server gives the user more security and reliability compared to a shared server, as well as more software and configuration options. The problem most UK and European businesses face with dedicated servers is the software costs involved. Also, most UK and European businesses don't have the technical skills and knowledge required to actively maintain a dedicated server.

Co-location Server Hosting

A co-location server is a server, which is owned by the user but is housed by the web host. A co-location server is very much like a dedicated server, the only real difference being that instead of web host providing the client with a server, the client supplies their own. With co-location, the user has pretty much full control over the entire server, the main drawback being that the user may face increased costs for software, security and maintenance.

The prices of hosting your web site is normally measured by the amount of hosting space you will need on the server for you to store your website. The bigger the size of your website means that will need more space and hence a higher price. The hosting companies usually start their pricing from the space needed to host a basic web site having just a few pages, say up to 5

Once you register with a hosting company, you will be provided with what's known as FTP details, which essentially are a user name and password that will allow you to transfer your web site to the server to make it live. Don't worry about the details, as this is the point at which XEL Web Design Manchester does the transfer of your web site for you. As long as we have the information needed, we will manage whole of the process.

You can learn more about your hosting requirements by visiting help forums such as the web hosting talk forum or the hosting FAQs in Note a lot of the information wil be biased towards the USA market, once you learn more about what you want then come and talk to us and we will give you a package tailored for you. If you don't fancy learning more about hosting then XEL Web design Manchester normally offers a hosting service designed for your specific web site needs. Contact us here to discuss your requirements, so that we can help you to get your web site live on the web. We work to provide the best hosting solution, normally unbeaten by most companies.


We have experience i hosting 3D TV websites. In addiotion to making 3D TV sites, we also host them on servers. If you want a 3D TV website, then call us for a quote.




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