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How much hosting do I need?


If you are starting your first website, chances are you are not familiar with common hosting terms such as disk space and bandwidth. If you are unsure which hosting package to choose, simply contact our sales department with a fairly detailed description of what you're wanting to use your website for and we would be more than happy to assist you in picking the hosting packge that's right for you.

What is bandwidth?


Bandwidth is the amount of data that is allowed to be transferred in and out of an account during any given period (usually 1 month).  For instance, if a client has a 1MB picture stored on their server and that picture is accessed 4 times, then 4MB of bandwidth has been used. Bandwidth can be calculated many different ways, but the majority of the time it is simple HTTP requests (accessing...

What is disk space?


Disk space is the amount of data allocated the a specific client. For instance, if a client is allocated 2GB (2,000MB) of disk space, then he or she could store up to 2,000 1MB pictures on that server. When calculating disk space usage, it is usually the combination of all the files saved on the server, plus databases and email space. If a client exceeds their disk space limit, the server...

What is website hosting?


Web hosting is a service where a client rents disk space space on a server. Some advantages to renting web space as opposed to setting up your own are as follows: Less overhead (no need to purchase servers, firewalls, etc) Less maintenance Faster deployment Web hosting services are generally offered for incremental amounts of time (monthly, yearly) and are usually pretty flexible in the...